We celebrate Navaratri, nine days of honoring the Devi, the Goddess, the Mother of the Universe- twice a year at The Yoga Society of San Francisco. The Devi represents shakti - the divine, ever-expanding love and energy of the Universe. Shakti empowers all beings to be great and beautiful in your own being - as Your Self. Yoga is a science for awakening shakti - which is inherent in all humans and lies dormant as kundalini at the base of the spine. The practices of yoga awaken kundalini in precise and subtle ways. The awakened kundalini is like a wish-fulfilling gem for the Yogi (practitioner of Yoga) and all those who come into the presence of a Yogi.