Blog

Yogis Need Boundaries Too

Yogis Need Boundaries Too

Being a yogi does not mean tolerating abuse. As practitioners, we aim to open our hearts to others, to have a generous spirit. We aim to be good friends, good parents, children, colleagues, partners.  And it’s those with naturally empathetic spirits and big hearts that are most often drawn to the practice. But, if we’re not careful, our hearts can…

How to Connect With Your Higher Self

How to Connect With Your Higher Self

The concept of the Higher Self is present in some form in almost all spiritual practices, including Christianity, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and individualized practices separate from any major world religions. At Higher Self Yoga, we see the Higher Self as an extension of yourself that is part of you and part of the Source—the ultimate higher power, the universal source…

How to Strengthen Your Intuition

How to Strengthen Your Intuition

Our bodies tell us about the physical world. Our emotions help us to relate to others. Our minds connect us to the world of ideas. And our intuition helps connect us with our spiritual and creative selves. For some, intuition comes as sensation—as a sudden wash of uneasiness or peace. For others, it anchors even deeper in the body—as an…

Letting Go of High Expectations in Relationships

Letting Go of High Expectations in Relationships

Whether you are looking to grow spiritually or in your personal life, you’ll likely need to take an honest look at how expectations influence your relationships. To establish a closer connection with your Higher Self, your heart cannot be clouded by desires or expectations. In the same way, relationships cannot thrive under these conditions either. In a 2017 study conducted…

How to Tell If You’re on the Right Career Path

How to Tell If You’re on the Right Career Path

By Mary Dino, adapted from the NVH Answers series I am stuck in a job that feels like a dead-end, but I don’t know what else I really want to do or how to even take the first step out of the work situation I am in. What should I do? In our culture, the jobs we do and the…

Stopping Negative Thought Patterns with Meditation and Mindfulness

Stopping Negative Thought Patterns with Meditation and Mindfulness

We are predictable creatures of habit, especially when it comes to our thoughts. Did you know that research has shown 95% of our thoughts are repetitive? What’s even more alarming is of those thoughts, close to 80% of them tend to be negative in nature, rooted in the survival instinct that forces us to constantly look over our shoulder and…

The Anxiety Economy – How You Can Find Relief for Free Through Meditation and Mindfulness

The Anxiety Economy – How You Can Find Relief for Free Through Meditation and Mindfulness

Close to 19% of the American population reported living with debilitating and constant fluctuations of anxiety last year. Due to a contentious political environment, constant media exposure, and an increasingly technological world, many people are unable to shrug off this quivering balance between the present and the future. This new trend of anxiety is very recent, as book stores like…

How Meditation Can Improve Your Travels

How Meditation Can Improve Your Travels

We all know just how taxing traveling can be; from missing connecting flights to looking for your passport, to hoping you have enough converted currency to make it to the end of the trip, traveling is both rewarding and seriously overwhelming at the same time. Due to social media, content marketing, global connectivity, and the availability of imagery at our…

Working with the Higher Self, Decoded

Working with the Higher Self, Decoded

The Higher Self, Personified When you first begin working with the Higher Self, you might be unsure of what form It will take. How do you know if what you are seeing or experiencing is really the Higher Self? Rest assured, the Higher Self can be personified in many ways, and not all of them human in nature. The Higher…