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InRealLife ~ Why I love Social Media Yoga Family & Friends

InRealLife ~ Why I love Social Media Yoga Family & Friends

                  Meet Leigh Coates, a fellow adventurer who I’ve had the great pleasure to connect with thanks to Instagram (Leigh is LEIGHEMILY) ~ I’m STEPHANIEYOGINI on INST – let’s connect there! When I hear people say “no one is talking because they’re all glued to their smartphones […]

3 Secrets To Use Yoga for Moment-To-Moment Awareness

3 Secrets To Use Yoga for Moment-To-Moment Awareness

  Breathe in. Know That You Are Breathing In. Breathe out. Know That You Are Breathing Out.  This may sound basic, but the attentiveness could be difficult. This forms the heart of meditation. Through this simple awareness of breathing, you can eventually expand your mindfulness to the complexities of life. I’m a seeker. There are […]

Yoga Teacher & Author Sage Rountree

Yoga Teacher & Author Sage Rountree

I’m in awe of artists and screenwriters. The ability to visually translate words that connect and move others either EMOTIONALLY and/or energetically is powerful. I’m working hard to finish ONE BOOK ~ so you can imagine how in awe I am of  my friend, Sage Rountree, who is the author of six books. Sage is […]

How Yoga Helps With Healthy Self –Talk

How Yoga Helps With Healthy Self –Talk

  Your self-concept is how you view yourself. How you view yourself determines how you experience life. If you see yourself in a positive and healthy light, your life experience will be positive and healthy. It doesn’t mean, of course, that your life will be free of challenges ~ it’s all about having a healthy […]

How Yoga Can Set You Free ~

How Yoga Can Set You Free ~

    My top 2 Limiting Challenges Shame Critical Self-Talk What does that critical self-talk say to me? 1. The “You’re not enough” tape 2. “Who Are You To…” tape 3. “You’re an imposter” 4. “They’ll see you…. Don’t be you” 5. “Don’t Get Close, they’ll hurt you” Some people worry, some procrastinate, some… whatever […]

Yoga Is For Everyone, Court Rules: Yoga Belongs To Everybody

Yoga Is For Everyone, Court Rules: Yoga Belongs To Everybody

Court Rules: Yoga Belongs to Everybody, Bikram Cannot Copyright Asana Sequence – See more at: Bikram BREAKING NEWS I’ve never been a fan of Bikram, the man. I’ve never met him but I knew my gut instincts were keen for tracking his actions. How could ANYONE think they could “own” yoga? It was silly. (never mind […]

4 Ways To Help Someone Else (of course you could take them to yoga)

4 Ways To Help Someone Else (of course you could take them to yoga)

Passionate people inspire me. Surround yourself with them. Identify, though, if they are givers or takers. It can be hard to tell with some people initially… Takers are toxic. Givers achieve immortality if they give away the great gifts of wisdom they have. Not only is it a feel-good for you, win-win for everyone, and […]

Secrets of the stars ~ Do you have a yoga mentor?

Secrets of the stars ~ Do you have a yoga mentor?

      The great body is the BONUS in yoga. I’ve been spending most of my social media time on Instagram (I’m Stephanieyogini there). I love all of my supportive #igyogafamily ~ and admire and am #inspired by the challenges. I love seeing the yogamom pics with kids and all the #igdogs posing on […]

Yoga Lingo ~ Beginner Yoga, How To Do Yoga Inspiration

Yoga Lingo ~ Beginner Yoga, How To Do Yoga Inspiration

  Monday to-do list person? New research suggests almost half of the people in the US are “aspirational yogis”. They want to try yoga. Do it. Find a class in a seven-mile radius from your home or workplace. Take a beginner class. Introduce yourself to the teacher. Your FIRST class will leave you feeling more […]

1 Creative Way Yoga Enhances Your Life

1 Creative Way Yoga Enhances Your Life

  Are you a left or right brain kinda person? The brain is not nearly as dichotomous as once thought. Recent research has shown that abilities in subjects such as math are actually strongest when both halves of the brain work together. Today, neuroscientists know that the two sides of the brain work together to […]

Yoga Teacher Training – Which One Is Right For You?

Yoga Teacher Training – Which One Is Right For You?

      An Instagram follower asked for advice on selecting a yoga teacher training program that best suits her. There is a lot of noise out there in the market and a tremendous amount of choice.  With countless styles, locations, studios, teachers, prices, and time formats, how does one go about picking a teacher […]

10 Reasons You Want To Know Your Yoga Teacher

10 Reasons You Want To Know Your Yoga Teacher

  Life Coach might be a better title, but that’s already taken. The International Coach Federation (ICF) — the leading global coaching organization and professional association for coaches — defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” That’s how I see […]

Yoga Tools for Transformation

Yoga Tools for Transformation

  I’m in deep gratitude and awe for the connection to the yoga teachers I’ve interviewed for my book. All are so full of love and wisdom and inspiration. I’ve been struggling to write my story in the book. My goal is to inspire others to find yoga, or get back to their mat if […]

Grab a pen and your yoga mat ~ WANDERLUST

Grab a pen and your yoga mat  ~ WANDERLUST

  I just returned from Wanderlust Oahu in Hawaii. I met with yoga teachers that I’m featuring in my upcoming book and practiced with friends. I did not have the opportunity to meet with the co-founder, Jeff Krasno, but am thrilled to share his new book with you. WANDERLUST: A Modern Yogi’s Guide to Discovering […]

Bhakti Yoga in Action

Bhakti Yoga in Action

    by Madi Brinkmann Most days, I go to my regular job, wearing regular clothes, and type regular things into my regular computer until it’s time to go home. My co-workers know me as Joe, that guy with enough banter to be social, but not so much he gets distracted from his typing. Joe […]

The World’s First Mindful Triathlon – Run, Yoga & Meditation

The World’s First Mindful Triathlon – Run, Yoga & Meditation

  5K Run, Yoga and Meditation Comprise “Wanderlust 108” Wanderlust 108 first launched in New York’s Prospect Park and Atlanta’s Piedmont Park in 2014, bringing the mindful triathlon experience to over 10,000 participants. After this overwhelmingly positive response, Wanderlust 108 will expand to 15 cities in 2015, including 10 events in the U.S., three events […]

Letter To My 17 Year Old Self – Get To Yoga

Letter To My 17 Year Old Self – Get To Yoga

  Dear Me, Hey, it’s the 54-years old you. I know you may not want to hear from me, but I have stuff to tell you, so listen up. And pay attention, this is only Part I – next we’ll talk boys, boobs and body image. Until then… I know it’s weird being the only […]

Tips For Beginner Yoga Students

Tips For Beginner Yoga Students

  You have decided to try yoga. You found a class. You got there. That is amazing. Here are tips that will enhance your experience: Get a yoga mat ~ You’ll want your own. Wear the right clothing ~ Loose works at the gym, but twists and inversions will expose a lot. Some yoga pants […]

The Eight Limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra

The Eight Limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra

  The ideal Yoga practice is a delicate balance between science and art, creating a union between mind, body, and spirit. The practitioner uses the body and breath to nurture an awareness of individual and unified focus. The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali describes the foundations and framework of Yoga philosophy from before 200 A.D. The […]

#1 Reason Most Fail, Don’t (Use Yoga)

#1 Reason Most Fail, Don’t (Use Yoga)

Yesterday my life-partner, best friend, writing partner and great love of my life, Michael, said “When you get an idea in your head, no one can convince you otherwise.” Without his help, I wouldn’t be completing my book. I’m in deep gratitude. After the book on yoga is done, we’ll be back writing screenplays. Many […]

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