ABOUT YASHODA DEVI MAYashoda Devi Ma is the founder of 'The Subtle Mind' meditation + co-creative studio in Boulder, Co. Her primary focus is mind health through the vedic meditation technique, healing, vedic astrology + activating the subtle mind/body with the yogic technologies of sattva yoga. Her deepest passion is to create an empowered, peaceful mind, awaken one's heart and transform individuals in full value living elegantly. Yashoda teaches worldwide public + private retreats, yoga festivals, conferences, corporate speaking engagements, courses and workshops.
IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSSYashoda’s StoryHaving many “births” in this lifetime
Being adopted, searching for birth parents and re-uniting with her birth mother.
The paradox of people looking like they got it all - good looks, money, famous, brought up in a good family, but feeling miserable on the inside.
Your life can change in any moment.
Yashoda’s spontaneous introduction into Vedic Meditation (VM).Rapid healing from insomnia, depression and ADHD from VM.
Guru / Shishya (Student) RelationshipFluctuating between various gurus and practices vs. maintaining a common thread and uniting all aspects of Yoga.
Generally it is advised to only have one guru since it is better to stay on one path to get to a destination (enlightenment) rather then moving between various paths (since all the paths lead to the same outcome).Not mixing two different lineages, like a “fish milkshake,” but layering them.
Yashoda having two lineages and two gurus, which is unusual.
Yashoda’s 2 Main Gurus in her life:Maharishi Thom Knoles - Like the sun, feeds you knowledge, corrects through knowledge.
Anand Mehrotra - Sharp like a sword that’s cutting through you, calls your out, corrects your intellect, slaps in your face.
Living with a Guru as a quantum leap in evolution.
Observing Guru, nature and states of consciousness for evolution.
Laksmi / Abundance & AffluenceLiving full value in life without “lack mentality”.Laksmi sister is Saraswati (knowledge). You can’t have wealth and abundance without knowledge.
Choosing the higher value of behaviour over the lower value of behaviour.
Punya - our spiritual bank account.
Fundamental of Nature: What You Give you Will ReceiveExperiment and play with the laws of nature.
“You Deserve the best." You are worthy.
Everything is energy. Whatever we give value to will have value.
Embody fearlessness. Laksmi is a non-stop moving river.
Sattva Yoga - Himalayan TantraRadical aliveness. Using the whole body to come alive in this pranic level.