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4 Ways Technology Can Distance Us From Our Higher Selves

4 Ways Technology Can Distance Us From Our Higher Selves

Modern technology has dramatically changed the fabric of our day-to-day lives. At its best, it has brought the free flow of information along with wonderful opportunities for learning and education to billions of people around the globe. At its worst, it has sown discord and anger, amplifying hostility and negativity at the expense of kindness and common sense.  While there’s…

How to Talk to Your Higher Self

How to Talk to Your Higher Self

As you work through your Higher Self Yoga studies, you will often be instructed to “ask your Higher Self” for guidance. We advise our students to do this because there are situations unique to your life that only you can answer, like whether you should change careers or how to navigate a difficult relationship. Regular communication with our Higher Selves…

4 Ways Meditation Literally Changes Your Brain

4 Ways Meditation Literally Changes Your Brain

The human brain is the most complex of all known living structures. It controls our thoughts, our memory, our speech, and our movement, but perhaps its most amazing ability is to actually change and rewire itself at a cellular level. Let’s say you’re learning to play the guitar. While your conscious mind is trying to remember chord shapes and stings,…

Heart-Emotions vs. Heart-Energies: Knowing the Difference is Essential to Your Spiritual Growth

Heart-Emotions vs. Heart-Energies: Knowing the Difference is Essential to Your Spiritual Growth

If you’ve already taken the first steps on your true spiritual journey, you’ve likely experienced moments of disorientation or distraction at the hands of powerful, demanding emotions. We often feel these emotions throughout the whole body, but we must feel and process them via the heart. Herein lies one of the many challenges for spiritual practitioners: how can we stay…

5 Quick Mindfulness Exercises to Activate Each of Your Senses

5 Quick Mindfulness Exercises to Activate Each of Your Senses

Sometimes, the effort to embrace neutrality and minimalism can be a refreshing way of letting go and relaxing into a clean, restful atmosphere that isn’t overstimulating. In the wellness world, there is often an over-emphasis on “clearing,” “cleansing,” and “letting go,” when in fact what we might actually be craving is the opposite of that feeling.  Nourishment of the senses…