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Can crisis be a catalyst for transformation?

Can crisis be a catalyst for transformation?

If 2020 had a catch-phrase, it could easily be, “in these uncertain times.” While the year has so far been punctuated by a staggering stream of destabilizing events including everything from the Australian Bush Fires to Brexit, to a Global Pandemic and a Rally for Justice in the face of unchecked police brutality, in many ways, these moments are simply…

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Practice Meditation

Why Every Entrepreneur Should Practice Meditation

Thirty years ago, openly practicing meditation as a CEO would have given you the reputation of an eccentric, fringe, Steve-Jobs-type leader.  Today, the effectiveness of meditation is a well-accepted truth by the business community at large. Jeff Weiner, the CEO of LinkedIn, meditates daily. Bill Ford, the executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, credits meditation with keeping him grounded during…

A Rational Explanation for Intuition

A Rational Explanation for Intuition

For a long time, the concept of intuition has largely been dismissed as pseudoscience because it could be neither explained, nor measured. Recently, science has started to catch up with this phenomenon that many have held as an invaluable guide through the ages. Intuitive people make decisions faster and are often more confident in the decisions they make. When asked…

Resting in Stillness: Seeing Isolation As Opportunity

Resting in Stillness: Seeing Isolation As Opportunity

Times of stress and uncertainty can leave us feeling adrift — lost in a sea of unfamiliar patterns and conflicting emotions. For many of us, disruptions such as this shine a light on how attuned, or unattuned, we are to our interior world.  The Coronavirus pandemic certainly qualifies as such a disruption. Many of us are sequestered at home, alone…

A Word from Our Founder Nanette Hucknall

A Word from Our Founder Nanette Hucknall

Hello, My name is Nanette Hucknall, and I am the founder and president of Higher Self Yoga. The concept of the Higher Self—the part inside each person that connects with the Source or God within—is a spiritual tradition that dates back thousands of years. It has been my life’s work to integrate this spiritual tradition seamlessly into my work as…

Don’t Fight Fear — Walk with It

Don’t Fight Fear — Walk with It

We’re living through a rare time of global upheaval. While we can – and should – find moments of joy and gratitude, we must also acknowledge the existence of fear and uncertainty. Many of us have never encountered collective trauma of this magnitude. Many are experiencing overwhelming feelings of heartbreak, fear, depression, anxiety, and despair. And we’re scrambling to cope.…

4 Crucial Ways Meditation Boosts Your Immune System

4 Crucial Ways Meditation Boosts Your Immune System

As much as it helps us stay calm and aware, meditation isn’t just about relaxation and focus. The ancient practice of mindfulness has a wide range of physical, psychological, and spiritual benefits, in addition to being a key to accessing your deeper internal wisdom and connecting with your Higher Self. The positive effects of meditation are extensive: it can strengthen…

Staying Mindful in Difficult Times

Staying Mindful in Difficult Times

In times of uncertainty and worry, we can often become even more disconnected from our Higher Selves. Our deepest wisdom and joy can be buried underneath a desire for the latest developments, and while it is our responsibility to ourselves, our families, and our neighbors to stay informed and safe, constant preoccupation with events beyond our control corrodes spiritual connection and dampens…

3 Exercises to Strengthen Your Intuition

3 Exercises 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 a sensation—as a sudden wash of uneasiness or peace. For others, it anchors even deeper in the body—as…

Spiritual Teachers Need Boundaries Too

Spiritual Teachers 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…