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Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ VulnerabilityAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ VulnerabilityAsana

  Nine years ago in discovering myself again I acknowledge I was broken. Time alone gave me opportunities to breathe and heal. I fear, on a day like today, I’ll check out again. The hard part is keeping my heart open. I was so scared during surgery last Friday when my blood pressure jumped off […]

Six Invaluable Qualities

Six Invaluable Qualities

APPLYING THE SIX BUDDHIST PERFECTIONS (PARAMITAS) IN YOUR LIFE  The six perfections (paramitas) in Buddhism are considered “invaluable qualities” that develop during a Buddhist practice. The literal translation of “paramita” is “gone to the other shore,” a reference to the transcendence of delusion and reconnection with Buddha mind as reality. While the six perfections are […]

Forearm Balance, Yoga Inversions 101

Forearm Balance, Yoga Inversions 101

  Inversions are life-changing. Although yoga is never about “the pose” (there are eight limbs of yoga), we live in a visual world where people are posting images online. I’ve been on Instagram (IG) lately because I love playing around with the photo apps and I get endless inspiration from the global yoga community.   […]

Yin Yoga 101: What You Need To Know by Hope Zvara

Yin Yoga 101: What You Need To Know by Hope Zvara

Yin Yoga 101: What You Need To Know

Stretching is in your brain?

Stretching is in your brain?

“…when we increase our range of motion through stretching, it isn’t because we pulled on our tissues and made them longer. It’s because we visited the edge of our stretch (also called stretch “tolerance”) enough times that our brain started to feel comfortable there and it began to allow us to move deeper into that […]

The Power of Breathing: 4 Pranayama Techniques Worth Practicing

The Power of Breathing: 4 Pranayama Techniques Worth Practicing

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ PranayamaAsana “Any problem in the world can be solved by breathing” ~ Stephanie Spence The Power of Breathing: 4 Pranayama Techniques Worth Practicing Breathing is something we do on a daily basis. The body, in a living state, breathes involuntarily whether we are awake, sleeping, or actively exercising. Breathing […]

yoga wisdom of the day ~ agelessasana

yoga wisdom of the day ~ agelessasana

yoga wisdom of the day ~ agelessasana = keep moving, breathe, smile yeah baby – 55+ doesn’t look like what ‘they’ said it would. 6 months post total hip replacement i’m inline skating down Ocean Ave past the most beautiful beach in America. #grateful, oh yeah. smiling, oh yeah. i hope your day is full […]

10 dharma books everyone should have

10 dharma books everyone should have

Buddhism A-Z ~ selected by the editors of  Shambhala Sun  (which is now Lion’s Roar)  1. After the Ecstasy, the Laundry by Jack Kornfield (Bantam, 2000) According to Jack Kornfield, enlightenment does exist and is even pretty common. The rub is that after achieving it, day-to-day tasks and troubles still await you. This is a […]

Yoga Teacher Wisdom of the Day

Yoga Teacher Wisdom of the Day

“Your practice should meet you where you are, no chasing necessary. I sincerely wish people did not equate yoga with acrobatics. It does not do the system justice. I started taking private classes about twenty years ago when the yoga scene in Montreal was relatively quiet, so no one I knew was into it. In […]

Yoga In Space

Yoga In Space

i want to be a YoginiAstronaut ~ Yes Please !!  Tweet

How To Get The Most Out Of A Yoga Festival

How To Get The Most Out Of A Yoga Festival

by Stephanie Spence As soon as you leave home, determine to put all problems out of your mind. Tell yourself that the more you allow your mind to focus on the joy of the present moment, the more you will be able to focus your world lens on having a meaningful experience. You can enjoy […]

Inspiring Author Elizabeth Gilbert

Inspiring Author Elizabeth Gilbert

  yoga wisdom of the day – inspiringasana = do what feeds your soul This morning as I was doing my Morning Pages I thought about how inspired I was by meeting Elizabeth Gilbert right before my Yoga Road Trip. She was doing a tour for Eat, Pray, Love (EPL) and all of the things […]

Yoga Inspiration

Yoga Inspiration

  yoga wisdom of the day ~  trustasana = the mind lives in doubt, not the heart Use your practice to seek validation, approval & love from within. the answers you seek will come. ask. listen. TRUST that your wise voice is true. act. believe. be. Namaste ~ Stephanie  Tweet

The Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules For Living

The Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules For Living

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~ Pablo Picasso ~       The Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules For Living 1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. 2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. 3. Follow the three R’s: Respect for self, Respect […]

“I wake up each morning with a beautiful pink and orange sunrise to the east. I walk in the forest every day. I go to bed with bright stars like diamonds in the sky and I track the shape and location of the moon each night. It is very quiet where I live, we only […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ GrowthAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ GrowthAsana

yoga wisdom of the day ~ growthasana =  silence is so accurate Water inspires me. My Instagram account is full of water. Have we connected there? I’m Stephanieyogini there. The social media “conversation” inspires my life, my writing and my soul. Connecting and communicating with a global community of my choice FEELS good. 2016 is […]

Self-Care Cheat Sheet

Self-Care Cheat Sheet

yoga wisdom of the day –  self-loveasana =  putting yourself first, taking great care of yourself, is healthy               Self-Care Cheat Sheet – Self-Care Isn’t Rocket Science (but your soul and body and mind will thank you). Here’s all you need to know: Get Some Rest – naps work […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ BalancedAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ BalancedAsana

yoga wisdom of the day – balancedasana = balance begins on the inside. once you create it internally you can find it physically “Yoga has taught me that this thing we call life is so much bigger than can be imagined most of the time. My teacher David Life once said, “A yoga practice requires […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ EmptyAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ EmptyAsana

No individual person or thing has any permanent, fixed identity, everything taken together is what Thich Nhat Hanh calls “interbeing.” This term embraces the positive aspect of emptiness as it is lived and acted by a person of wisdom — with its sense of connection, compassion and love.       yoga wisdom of the […]

My Favorite Coronado, California Yoga

My Favorite Coronado, California Yoga

Lots of requests for my favorite Coronado yoga. I am VERY lucky to live on the most beautiful beach in America –       1. Yoga on the beach ~ Danell  Sundays 9:30 – 10:30am Thursdays 8am – 9am Yoga on the Beach w/ Danelle $5 per class, Bring a beach towel or sheet for […]

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