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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 Vital Ways Meditation Helps Your Immune System

4 Vital Ways Meditation Helps Your Immune System

As much as it helps us to remain calm and aware, meditation isn’t just about helping you relax and stay focused. 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…