In Bhakti yogic philosophy, bhava is considered the center of spiritual feelings and affections, as well as the heart and everlasting soul (the true Self). Bhava can be a “sixth sense” so to speak -- as an individual begins to listen to bhava, it can provide guidance and insight into what is important and beneficial to the true Self. An example of this could be feeling a deep sense of spiritual wellness while engaging in a therapeutic or meditative activity, such as yoga or gardening.
At its core, bhava is setting or receiving an attitude of peace, vitality and wellness. Feeling a deep sense of conscious rest and spiritual peace is an excellent indicator of what is life-giving to the true Self. Individuals practicing spiritual aspects of yoga can also exercise bhava by setting positive and peaceful intentions for meditative times.