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6 Top Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss ~ Spiritual India

6 Top Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss ~ Spiritual India

  Spiritual India, rich in holy places, traditions and rituals, offers much for those seeking knowledge and awareness. Visit these popular sacred destinations of various faiths to maximize your spiritual experience in India. 1. Varanasi Varanasi, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, is another of the seven sacred Hindu cities with a very old history. […]

4 Things To Think About In Your 20’s

4 Things To Think About In Your 20’s

  4 Things To Think About In Your 20’s Time will pass anyway. Set attainable goals and work towards them. I didn’t plan a career, I just took the next best steps (which worked out great – I worked in all forms of media) BUT… It’s OK if you aren’t sure what your dream is. […]

10 Things to Tell Yourself Instead of “I Can’t”

10 Things to Tell Yourself Instead of “I Can’t”

  We’ve all heard of the power of positive thinking and most of us probably believe it. The idea that we can increase our overall feeling of happiness by dwelling on uplifting things, isn’t all that far-fetched. But what do we do when our minds are so consumed with worry, fear, and discouragement, that we […]

Influential US Yoga Teachers

Influential US Yoga Teachers

  If we’ve been connected for any time at all you know my ultra-geeky thing is highlighting exceptional yoga teachers. I keep these kinds of lists handy when I travel because I look up their site and see if they are teaching in the town I’m visiting. Enjoy! Here’s a new list from somina.com. These […]

Yoga & Creativity

Yoga & Creativity

  “To have a sacred place is an absolute necessity for anybody today,” writer Joseph Campbell once said. “You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody or what they owe you. This is […]

Malas: How to use Tibetan Prayer Beads

Malas: How to use Tibetan Prayer Beads

One of my readers asked if I could write a post on the proper way of holding and counting Tibetan Prayer Beads – malas. What are Malas? Mala is the original Sanskrit word for the prayer beads used for counting mantra recitations. Malas are ubiquitous in Tibetan Buddhist communities all over the world, wrapped around wrists or […]

In My Healthy Toolkit

In My Healthy Toolkit

My Healthy toolkit – (i’m sure there is a lot more, but i am just working on my first cup of coffee) Yoga — always my best tool (physically, emotionally and spiritually) Art – creating something “Art is about emotion; if art needs to be explained it is no longer art.” – Pierre Auguste Renoir […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

“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 […]

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 […]

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