Category: Articles by Yogini Shambhavi

The Healing Power of Shakti

Shakti, the intrinsic grace of the Divine Mother Goddess, holds the supreme power of spiritual, psychological and bodily well-being. Connecting to Shakti we can unravel all the energies of healing – both for healing ourselves and healing others. These begin with the very air through which we live.   Drawing from the sacred source of

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Who is Goddess Durga and why we celebrate Navratras

Ma Durga is the protective form of Shakti, burning up all ignorance, as her fiery nature energises our highest motivation. The following article is by Yogini Shambhavi Devi The Devi-Mahatmya (Greatness of the Goddess) glorifies the Mother Goddess as the embodiment of the Earth, in which she sustains, nurtures and cares for all living beings.

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Chidagni: the Goddess as the Fire of Consciousness

Ma Kali gently tended the coals of my inner fires, stirring the flames of Agni to manifest every magical colour, permeating the very spanda or creative pulsation resonating throughout my being. At an innermost level, Agni is the fire of consciousness, Chidagni, the awareness of the supreme Brahman, the ultimate Existence in itself. Chidjyoti, the

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Shakti Sadhana and Divine Grace

Shakti Sadhana    All of our lives should be a Shakti Sadhana, a cultivation of the Yoga Shakti on all levels outwardly and inwardly. For this we are always supported by Mother Nature who is the very embodiment of Shakti for us. Shakti sadhana is not about making efforts to fulfill our personal desires. It

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The Need for India to Awaken and Spread its Yoga Shakti

Vedic thought is awakening every soul in Bharata or India today. Vedic thought and its dharmic traditions have found its voice being echoed throughout the world, influencing people, seekers, philosophers and scientists in countries East and West.   The great Yoga tradition has influenced the lifestyle and mindset of the world seeker to bring about

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The Soma of Universal Delight

The following article by Yogini Shambhavi was first published in Tathaastu Magazine. The Divine Feminine The most effective way to create and sustain universal harmony is to develop an environment of clarity, compassion, tolerance and acceptance, where we allow the field of our innate pure consciousness to manifest with reverence for all life. Envisioning the

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Yogeshwar, the Celestial Yogi

Asanasthah sukham hrade nimajjati Shiva Sutra 3.16 The yogi who establishes himself in a steady posture easily becomes immersed in the ocean of the heart. ”Yogeshwar” is Shiva as the Lord of Yoga, the celestial ascetic, who after exploring the entire evolution of life and consciousness through the power of Yoga was able to transcend

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Kali as the Yuga Shakti: the Power to Create a New World Age

From Yogic Secrets of the Dark Goddess: Lightning Dance of the Supreme Shakti, by Shambhavi Chopra (Wisdom Tree Books2007) As the great power of time, Kali’s Shakti creates the different Yugas or world ages that humanity passes through during the long cycles of cosmic evolution. Kali is the Goddess of eternity watching over all our

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Invoking the Divine Within

As the Sun Lotus in Heaven, as the delightful Moon in the clouds, The Fire on the summit of the human world, Such is Mother Prachanda Chandika. – Kavyakantha Ganapati Muni The Mother Goddess opened up the windows of my heart to her beatitude and grace. The Goddess gently drew me into a mystical world

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Unfolding the Harmony of Bliss

The following article by Yogini Shambhavi was first published in Tathaastu Magazine. Outer phenomena spell dissatisfaction as well as momentary happiness in today’s world wind encounter with life. Anguish is an integral part of our existence as an inner discontent is the cause of our individual and collective unwholesome striving that never seems to end.

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Santosha, the Yogic State of Inner Contentment

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Santosha, the Yogic State of Inner Contentment
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  Santosha, the yogic state of contentment, is not ordinary contentment, such as being happy personally with who are, what

The Healing Power of Shakti

Shakti, the intrinsic grace of the Divine Mother Goddess, holds the supreme power of spiritual, psychological and bodily well-being. Connecting