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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 stay 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 extensive:…

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…