Even if you have spent your life trying to quiet your mind by ineffective means, yoga’s practices will create an inner stillness. When you reach that stillness, you can delve inward more deeply. Gurudevi explains how to work with the three functions of mind.
Gurudevi explores how the practice of mantra uplifts and transforms your mind. Every time you repeat mantra, you name the highest reality, imprinting your mind with that reality, again and again.
Gurudevi takes us on a deep dive into yoga’s understanding of the mind. She explains that “Your mind keeps you running in circles, coming and going.” Yet yoga reveres the mind, recognizing that your mind is a contracted form of the highest — of Consciousness-Itself.
Yoga is about how you deal with life, not how you open your heart to other people. If you have a problem with the relationships in your life or the way things are going, then your problem is the way you’re looking at it from the inside. Yoga shows you how to obtain an inner opening to peace within and to an inner knowing.
You exist, and your existence matters. In fact, the energy that lies within you is the same energy that has brought this universe into being. In this satsang, Gurudevi emphasizes the power of Self-awareness and encourages you to “plug in” to your Self.
Gurudevi explains that all the different meditative traditions are different forms of the One Reality. In meditation, you turn your awareness within and realize that you are the One who is being the be-er and seeing the see-er.
This satsang explores the mystical power of language by focusing on Sanskrit, the language of yoga. “Namarupa” means that the name contains within it the essence or the experience that it describes. Gurudevi discusses how to use these sacred words to find the experience they name within yourself.
This audio explores the nature of mind. Gurudevi explains that “Your mind is Consciousness mixed with the energy of life itself.” She contrasts the changing activities of mind with the changeless Self that is your own innermost Divine essence.
Shivaratri is an important Hindu festival that celebrates the “night of Shiva.” In this satsang, Gurudevi expounds on the symbology embedded in the dancing Shiva, Nataraja, who expresses the incredible power, beauty and majesty behind the manifestation of the universe.