Sheila Miller

Sheila Miller, Ph.D., ERYT-500 is a Senior Teacher of ISHTA Yoga and has been a student of yoga and Buddhism for more than 20 years. Her specializations include teaching meditation, asana and yoga nidra for healing, self-knowledge and lasting personal transformation. She researches the effects of meditation and yoga practice on learning, communities, health and the healing of trauma. She also teaches public and private classes, workshops and retreats around the world.

Sheila left a career as a professor of mathematics to offer her attention to writing and the teaching of meditation and yoga. For more information, or to book a workshop at your studio or private instruction in person or online, please visit www.roarofjoy.com.

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Articles by Sheila Miller


Bhatki Yoga: An Introduction to the Yogic Path of Devotion and How It's Practiced Bhatki Yoga: An Introduction to the Yogic Path of Devotion and How It's Practiced Bhatki Yoga: An Introduction to the Yogic Path of Devotion and How It's Practiced Bhatki Yoga: An Introduction to the Yogic Path of Devotion and How It's Practiced


Bhakti is the path of devotion, the absolute dedication to the Divine. Learn about its origins, how to practice it and how to incorporate...

No, You Aren't Terrible at Meditating: 3 Tips for Getting Back to the Cushion No, You Aren't Terrible at Meditating: 3 Tips for Getting Back to the Cushion No, You Aren't Terrible at Meditating: 3 Tips for Getting Back to the Cushion No, You Aren't Terrible at Meditating: 3 Tips for Getting Back to the Cushion


Meditating isn't easy, but we promise you aren't doing it all wrong. Here are three ways you can relieve common frustrations and develop a...

Diksha and the New Year: It's All About New Beginnings Diksha and the New Year: It's All About New Beginnings Diksha and the New Year: It's All About New Beginnings Diksha and the New Year: It's All About New Beginnings


Diksha, a Sanskrit term meaning 'initiation,' offers us a fresh start. Here we look at the ancient diksha ceremony and ways to experience...

Ahimsa: Yoga's Single Most Important Practice (Kindness) Ahimsa: Yoga's Single Most Important Practice (Kindness) Ahimsa: Yoga's Single Most Important Practice (Kindness) Ahimsa: Yoga's Single Most Important Practice (Kindness)


The first of the first of The Eight Limbs of Yoga, ahimsa is an attitude of loving-kindness that is practiced on and, more importantly, off...

The Meaning of Namaskar and the Way We Say 'Namaste' The Meaning of Namaskar and the Way We Say 'Namaste' The Meaning of Namaskar and the Way We Say 'Namaste' The Meaning of Namaskar and the Way We Say 'Namaste'


The verbal greeting of namaste is a part of namaskar. Here we explain what namaskar is, the significance of each component and the meaning...

5 'O Arjuna' Quotes From the Bhagavad Gita for You and Your Yoga Practice 5 'O Arjuna' Quotes From the Bhagavad Gita for You and Your Yoga Practice 5 'O Arjuna' Quotes From the Bhagavad Gita for You and Your Yoga Practice 5 'O Arjuna' Quotes From the Bhagavad Gita for You and Your Yoga Practice


Here are five pieces of counsel from the Bhagavad Gita offered by Lord Krishna to Prince Arjuna with notes on how you might find use for...

Q&A by Sheila Miller


What does namaste mean? What does namaste mean? What does namaste mean? What does namaste mean?


You may have heard someone say Namaste at yoga class, or when you walked into a studio or ashram, and you might be curious about what it...

How do you know what type of yoga you're in the mood for? How do you know what type of yoga you're in the mood for? How do you know what type of yoga you're in the mood for? How do you know what type of yoga you're in the mood for?


What we want isn't always what we need. We tend to feel more balanced (sattvic) after the practice we need—the one that helps us...

How do you practice alternate nostril breathing? How do you practice alternate nostril breathing? How do you practice alternate nostril breathing? How do you practice alternate nostril breathing?


In the practice of alternate nostril breathing -- or nadi shodhana pranayama, as it's known in Sanskrit -- we use the fingers to direct...

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