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Spiritually Speaking is a blog that will guide you in a weekly practice to ignite the soul. Michele Hebert shares her practices from across her training, from her teachings with Walt Baptiste to her time with Swami Veda Bharati. Start your yoga journey by practicing each week’s teachings.

Spiritually Speaking No. 1 – Mantra

A foundational practice of all spiritual paths is to harness the mind in order to focus on Reality or Truth. The constant voice in your head is not you. The you that is YOU is not your mind.

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Spiritually Speaking No. 6 – The Light

In deep meditation, light is not something you achieve with the act of doing. Divine light comes to us when we are clear, open and ready to receive. However, the following concentration practice is helpful in sharpening your focus and heightening your awareness of an image within.

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Spiritually Speaking No. 8 – The Great Commandment

We have no trouble loving friends. The challenge is to be able to have this sensitivity, openness, and kindheartedness towards strangers and towards the people we judge. Judging others is often limiting and can inhibit the light in yourself and in the other person.

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Spiritually Speaking No. 9 – Knowledge and Wisdom

Home About us Raja Yoga Events Self Healing Library Blog Shop Contact Us The Tenth Door Weekly Contemplations to Ignite the Soul No. 9: Knowledge and Wisdom What is the difference between knowledge and wisdom? Knowledge you receive from the outer world Wisdom you receive from within Beginning in January, Spiritually…

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Past Blogs

Igniting Passion

Late one evening, while strolling in the Piazza del Popolo we came upon a church whose doors were open and out of them came beautiful singing that wafted through the piazza. We were drawn to enter and discovered the church filled with with men and women of all ages, swaying…

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Yoga and Personal Leadership

Self mastery and self-management are quickly becoming valued attributes in our increasingly outward directed society. The enlightened leader is the one who has a connection with his/her spiritual essence and makes a conscious decision to grow and evolve and become a better person within himself by taking up practices that…

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Transformation

The greatest act of creation is man’s ability to recreate himself. You have the capacity right now, in this very moment to transform yourself on the deepest level. The essential ingredient is a burning desire to do so. This desire comes from the Soul level.

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Nature Breathes

One of the many gifts of nature is that in its very essence it is present. Nature has its own consciousness. Sometimes when I’m at Rancho la Puerta, I gaze at Mt. Kuchuuma and I could swear the mountain is breathing. When we go out into nature we are lifted…

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Practical Mystics

A practical mystic is someone with both feet firmly on the ground yet actively involved in their daily spiritual practice. My spiritual teacher Walt Baptiste often said that he wanted his students to be successful in both the material world as well as the spiritual. The idea of balancing both…

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Commitment Vs. Discipline

After reading my book The Tenth Door, many people ask me: How did you find the kind of discipline that was required to do what you did? At first, I was taken aback because I didn’t think of my love of yoga and the love for my teacher as discipline.

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Fit To Laugh

Who doesn’t enjoy belly laughing? What’s more fun and bonding than having a good laugh with someone? This spontaneous expression of joy turns out to have a cascade of positive effect on your mind as well as your body. And more good news is that there are no negative side…

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Act, Don’t React

You may have heard the saying “the mind is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master.” Well the same can be said for our emotions. One of the ultimate challenges in life is to learn to master our emotions so that they enrich our lives rather than rule our lives.

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Take A Moment

We all have had first hand experience of stress. It effects us on all levels: physically, mentally and emotionally. It can wreak havoc on the nervous system and zap us of our precious life force. It depletes the adrenal glands and can leave us exhausted coloring our world view and…

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Simply Meditation

Did you know that in a typical day you think approximately 60,000 thoughts? What is even more astounding is that 90% of those thoughts you thought yesterday. Most of us would like to thinks we are constantly expressing creative thoughts and ideas, but apparently that is not the case! Psychology…

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The Art of Self Healing

The word Health comes from the old English word Wholth. It refers to the well-being of the whole person: body, mind and spirit. With the advent of mind-body medicine, the western world is embracing what Eastern Wisdom traditions have been teaching for thousands of years–that mind and body are inseparable.…

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Peace Musings

How can we expect the world to be peaceful if we are not examples of this within ourselves? How can we expect the world to be at peace if we are not at peace? When we experience the deep peace at the core of our being, we become one with…

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The Enlightened Leader

Through cutting edge research in neuroscience and what we have learned from the most successful leaders of our time, we now know that self-mastery practices such as meditation are strongly linked to unprecedented levels of achievement. Studies show that consciousness-based practices actually change the workings of the brain, for significant…

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Goals Vs. Value

Do you look for happiness in the achievement of your goals or by living true to your values? According to happiness research 50% of our happiness quotient is a setpoint–what we are born with. Some people have high set points and some have low setpoints. Only 10% of happiness comes…

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