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Mindfulness vs. Awareness: What’s the difference?

Mindfulness vs. Awareness: What’s the difference?

In a landscape of increasing stress, anxiety and depression, meditation has taken on a cultural role as a coping mechanism. This ancient technique, once derided as a fringe “new age” practice, is now being integrated into the daily routines of even the most secular-minded among us. The terms “mindfulness” and “awareness” are two of the most important concepts in meditation.…

4 Amazing Things That Happen When You Connect With Your Higher Self During Meditation

4 Amazing Things That Happen When You Connect With Your Higher Self During Meditation

Within each one of us, there is a seed of spirit, a pure energy waiting to be discovered. This energy is part of the Source, the cosmic consciousness that has been there since our birth (or before birth if you believe in reincarnation). This energy is also part of your individual Higher Self, a bridge between you and the universe.…

Enhance Your Intuition: 6 Quick Steps to Improve Decision Making

Enhance Your Intuition: 6 Quick Steps to Improve Decision Making

Most of us have heard that intuitive-based living can create natural alignments in our relationships, careers, and even our physical health. The emphasis on intuition is gaining traction in the scientific community as well, with plenty of studies laying the groundwork for a rational explanation for intuition and further demonstrating that our conscious thoughts represent a mere fraction of what…

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…

4 Ways to Be an Ethical, Spiritual Consumer

4 Ways to Be an Ethical, Spiritual Consumer

The coronavirus pandemic continues to illustrate the inherent structural inequalities of our economy. In addition to mass unemployment, the closing of local store-fronts and restaurants threatens the existence of small businesses, and whole industries like travel and hospitality have ground to a halt. Millions of Americans are too financially vulnerable and unstable to participate in the economy that is disproportionately…

Finding My Higher Self: Mario Canki

Finding My Higher Self: Mario Canki

“Finding My Higher Self” is a series of autobiographical pieces written by long-time practitioners of Higher Self Yoga. The stories chronicle their personal journeys, spiritual awakenings, and the discovery of their Higher Selves. * * * As far as I can remember, I’ve always been driven to seek greater knowledge and to better understand my purpose and myself. I would…

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