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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 […]

Yoga In Space

Yoga In Space

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

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 […]

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 […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ HealthyAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ HealthyAsana

Counting the days till #YogaRoadTrip2.0 connects me with a Croque Madame Dream Big Inspire Others Yoga Wisdom of The Day is my ongoing excavation of truth, in any language         Mantra Of The Moment ~ Stephanie Spence   Do Small Things That Do Big Things, Live My Dharma, Break Rules, Empower Women, […]

How To Survive and Thrive As An Entrepreneur

How To Survive and Thrive As An Entrepreneur

No one prepares you for the inevitable four-in-the-morning jolt of realization that your passionate, wild idea has now become stressful. No one, at least in my case, prepares you for the self-examination and realization of what you excel at and what you are awful at. Both the good and the bad of owning a small […]

Top 50 Favorite Yoga Blogs

Top 50 Favorite Yoga Blogs

Honored to be included ~ You’ll recognize lots of yoga friends featured here on this blog. (and… yes… some i’ll feature in my forthcoming book & here also…) BookYogaRetreats.com’s Top 50 Favorite Yoga Blogs Repost of Monday November 30, 2015 article from BookYogaRetreats.com. When it comes to yoga blogs, we are aware that there’s an […]

New to Yoga? Athlete? 8 things you may not know ~

New to Yoga? Athlete? 8 things you may not know ~

  It’s NOT easy There are many styles of yoga available, and while some are intended to be restorative, none of them are “just sit and breathe and feel the Earth.” If a pose feels easy, ask for a modification to make it more challenging. Physically & Mentally it could be “easy” in the sense […]

What is Yin Yoga?

What is Yin Yoga?

Initially called “Daoist” yoga, this style of yoga targets the deep connective tissues of the body (vs. the superficial tissues) and the fascia that covers the body; this Daoist yoga is to help regulate the flow of energy in the body. Yin Yoga postures are more passive postures, mainly on the floor and the majority […]

Yoga Pose of the Day, Paschimottanasana

Yoga Pose of the Day, Paschimottanasana

One of my favorite poses. Stimulates circulation to the abdominal and pelvic organs, soothes and revitalizes the heart and the mind, lowers blood pressure and releases all muscles on the back of the body. As you move your sit bones back, sit tall first. Lead from you heart – this is THE most important directive. […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ StableAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ StableAsana

yoga wisdom of the day ~ stableasana = balance is not something you find, it’s something you create Tweet

Yoga Wisdom ~ Notes to my 20 year old self

Yoga Wisdom ~ Notes to my 20 year old self

  The writer in me… Random advice I just gave to a 20 year old that I wish someone would have given me. ~ Learn how to work hard and stick with something. Learn how to turn off Facebook and control your addiction to social media. You’ll instantly be ahead of the majority of your […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ RelationshipAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ RelationshipAsana

yoga wisdom of the day ~ relationshipasana = yoga. my love, my bliss. my healthiest lifelong companion. what is keeping you from starting a yoga practice? i keep reading that people think they must already be flexible to start. wrong. yoga is for everyone. just begin. connecting breath and movement is available to all abilities. it’s […]

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ KarmaAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ KarmaAsana

yoga wisdom of the day ~ karmaasana = beauty is as beauty does Tweet

Yoga Wisdom Of The Day ~ NaturalAsana

Yoga Wisdom Of The Day ~ NaturalAsana

yoga wisdom of the day ~ naturalasana = the only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday Tweet

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ PartnerAsana

Yoga Wisdom of the Day ~ PartnerAsana

yoga wisdom of the day ~ partnerasana = cultivate healthy relationships “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself” – Harvey Fierstein There is no greater gift you can give yourself than self-inquiry. Yoga is a great tool for that There […]

THE FIVE NIYAMAS OF YOGA ~ 5 of 5

THE FIVE NIYAMAS OF YOGA ~ 5 of 5

Ishvara Pranidhana (devotion) is the dedication, devotion, and surrender of the fruits of one’s practice to a higher power. This Niyama fuses two common aspects of yoga within it: the devotion to something greater than the self and the selfless action of karma yoga. Patanjali tells us that to reach the goal of yoga we […]

THE FIVE NIYAMAS OF YOGA ~ 4 of 5

THE FIVE NIYAMAS OF YOGA ~ 4 of 5

Svadhyaya (self-study) is the ability to see our true divine nature through the contemplation of our life’s lessons and through the meditation on the truths revealed by seers and sages. Life presents an endless opportunity to learn about ourselves; our flaws and weaknesses give us the opportunity to grow and our mistakes allow us to […]

THE FIVE NIYAMAS OF YOGA ~ 3 of 5

THE FIVE NIYAMAS OF YOGA ~ 3 of 5

  Tapas (asceticism) is a yogic practice of intense self-discipline and attainment of will power. Basically, Tapas is doing something you do not want to do that will have a positive effect on your life. When our will conflicts with the desire of our mind an internal “fire” is created which illuminates and burns up […]

THE FIVE NIYAMAS OF YOGA ~ 2 of 5

THE FIVE NIYAMAS OF YOGA ~ 2 of 5

Samtosha (contentment) is not craving for what we do not have as well as not coveting the possessions of others. The yogis tell us that when we are perfectly content with all that life gives us, then we attain true joy and happiness. It is easy for the mind to become fooled into thinking that […]

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