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Blissology Project: Day 2 – Tuesday, January 23rd

This is Day 2 of our two weeks to Commit to Bliss. The Blissology Project will run from Monday, January 22nd until Sunday, February 4th 2018.

It is all about making happiness a habit and creating an Upward Spiral of positivity in our lives through the 6 Big Easy Bliss Commitments.

Let’s carry the high vibin’ energy from the Wave Rider Smoothie and nature time in Day 1 forward!

Here’s a list of Blissology Teachers you can connect with or join our Global Blissology Project event on FB.

Today’s Bliss Commitments are:

Yoga poses to be included in today’s practices are:

  1. Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)
  2. Pyramid Pose (Parsvottanasana)
  3. Revolved Triangle (Parivrtta Trikonasana)

Don’t forget to share any photos on social media using hashtags #blissologyproject + #blissarmy + #upwardspiral

Meditation

Nature Appreciation 

  • Sit on a rock in the forest or on a beach and get quiet. Allow your gaze to be soft while you become aware of how your senses interact with the natural world.
  • Don’t forget to share any photos on social media using hashtag #blissologyproject + #natureappreciation 

Food Awareness 

Spiced fruit bowl:

Eating fruit seasonally is an incredible way of aligning our body’s ecosystem with our larger environment as seasonal fruits provide us the vitamins and enzymes we need to boost our wellbeing in a particular season.   

Serves 1 – 2

2 cups fresh, seasonal fruit.  For a spring bowl use berries, for a summer bowl: stone fruit, tropical fruits such as papaya, mango, pineapple and bananas, for a fall bowl: pears, apples, persimmons and maybe even jicama; and for a winter bowl: stewed fruits, or citrus fruits.  

1 tbsp orange blossom water  (this is my secret ingredient that adds so much flavor. Find it at a middle eastern market)

pinch of cinnamon

½ tsp lemon or lime juice

bit of raw, runny honey if needed

pinch of sea salt + black pepper (the seasonings help us to digest the fruit better)

  • Add all ingredients except fruit in a bowl, mix well.
  • Now add the fruit and toss lightly until well coated with the spice mixture.  
  • Eat slowly and savor the flavours.  
  • This is delicious with a cashew or coconut cream as well. 
  • Don’t forget to share any photos on social media using hashtag #blissologyproject + #highpranafood

Gratitude

  • Tell someone you love why you’re grateful for them. Be totally present while you do this. Look into their eyes and speak from your heart.

Wild Card

  • Sing in the shower. Whether it’s a favourite song or your own made up tune don’t hold back and really let it out!

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Don’t forget to Share your experience with the 6 Big Easy Bliss Commitments in the Global Blissology Project event page.

“Happiness is Best when Shared.”

Have fun and enjoy the journey to awakening a deep joy within you!

Steph Winsor

Fire only burns as bright as there are flames to continue keeping it alive. Our Blissology Yoga Teacher’s Collective is burning bright and we are so excited to share the first of our Bliss Blogs on some of the amazing spirits and shining lights who are continuing to speak, connect and inspire their Bliss.

Name:
Steph Winsor

Where in the world you can find me! Town/Studio:
I live between New York City and Denver, Colorado! I teach for CorePower Yoga and The River. 

What originally drew me to yoga?
I think I was first tricked into doing yoga as a injure prevention approach during my childhood ski racing days. I was later attracted to the community and wellness aspects in college.

Blissology to me is…
A system of yoga that was organized by Eoin to help us channel the gifts of Eastern philosophy and practice with Western mysticism to better handle our modern lives and health challenges. It has most importantly also been a collection of humans that make me feel at home, safe, and inspired to grow.

My life mission is…
To live and heal through science and Spirit!

The most important thing yoga has taught me is…
How to set up the conditions to connect within and with others.

When I’m not on the yoga mat, I’m…
Studying at Columbia University, skiing, exploring NYC or spending time with loved ones.

The cause/project I am most passionate about is…
Legitimizing yoga and spirituality as a tool for healing.

I am learning to…
Pray and connect with God/Spirit/Source/The Universe.

What I want to teach others (through yoga) is to…
Heal and Connect.

Most inspiring yoga related experience:
I always have the best time at the Blissology training on Vancouver Island. Tofino and Ukee are very charging for me!

Favorite yoga pose: 
Double pigeon.

Best way to fuel up after yoga:
A cold coconut in Bali with Ellie Mercado!

Yoga and music are…
Both tools to create the conditions for embodiment! They inspire so much emotion and movement within me. 

I create community with Blissology by…
Maintaining deep friendships with my bliss sisters and brothers. I’m also grateful to support our community through supporting Eoin as a training assistant. 

I am most grateful for… 
My parents.

What advice do you have for aspiring yoga teachers?
I know the asana can be exciting, healing and fun. But please see what you can do to gift connection and healing to your community by showing them how yoga creates space to be spiritual. This is what the practice is about at its deeper levels and I know you have such a beautiful access to this gift if you are a Blissologist! Teach safe and nurturing movements, this doesn’t mean easy, make it challenging, connected and thoughtful!

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More about Steph and how to connect with her on her Bliss Army teacher profile.

Leanne Hembrow

Fire only burns as bright as there are flames to continue keeping it alive. Our Blissology Yoga Teacher’s Collective is burning bright and we are so excited to share the first of our Bliss Blogs on some of the amazing spirits and shining lights who are continuing to speak, connect and inspire their Bliss.


Where in the world can we find you? I am fortunate to live & cruise the Pacific on board our Catamaran “Song Lines” You can find me on the Australian coastline, offering my Yoga Classes ashore in various anchorages from Little Ships Club North Stradbroke Island Qld, Dux Anchorage South Stradbroke Island to annual Women Who Sail Australia Gathering Port Stephens NSW through to Sydney.

I sail from Australian shores to beautiful Fiji for Sun Surf & Yoga ashore at Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina & various Fiji locations.

April: Women Who Sail Australia Gathering Port Stephens NSW
June & October: New Caledonia
July – September: Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina Fiji & Various Fiji locations
December – May: Queensland – NSW Australia Marina’s & Anchorages

What studio do you teach at?
My studio is always in Nature : Find me on a Island or Anchorage  I share my practice at Musket Cove Resort Island Resort & Marina ~FIJI

Time & Location: Musket Cove Island Resort & Marina, Fiji Facebook Page / VHF Radio channel 68 @7am in Fiji  or VHF Radio channel16

Various other locations in Fiji : Nanuya Island Resort: Blue Lagoon ~ Yasawa Islands

Cloud9 : Fiji, located in the amazing Ro Ro Reef it is a boat ride to this special location and a shared practice will be held prior to daily operation 8:30am – 10am.

When weather permits times will be posted on my Facebook Page.

What is your life mission? 
“My Life’s Mission” is – “Learn, Grow & Smile” meaning ”Learn everything this wonderful world has to offer, Grow from these experiences and Smile/Embrace/Share the lessons/Rewards/knowledge learnt” Travelling the world, immersing in different communities, taking the time to listen & learn, you obtain tools/knowledge to help self & others.

What are 3 projects that you are up to?
Building a yoga community within Sailing/Cruising Clubs.
Supporting my husband create a new International Down Under Rally New Caledonia to Australia.
A personal goal to STAND & ride my SUP or surfboard on Fiji surf breaks before I am 50 (1 year to go) still dropping to my knees when I see reef below Ahhh!

What does Blissology mean to you? 
Blissology means to me “An Outlet for Love” Immense gratitude for Life, Nature and Communities. Eoin is our “Conduit” we harness to his connection and allow his teachings to flow through us and spread it out into our communities.

What are 2 of your favourite songs for Yoga? 
Silence ~ (Sanctuary Mix, featuring Sarah McLachlan) Delerium. If this is playing in Kaptasana I often see my husband tapping his fingers makes me smile. “Forgotten Temple” Savasana it reminds me of Bali, and my teacher training, it’s calming and it helps me instil this in my closing practice.

What books are you reading? 
I am often picking up Anatomy of Movement & constantly reading Yoga literature online.
Awakening the Spine ~ Vanda Scaravelli
I am always a sucker for a romance novel, Nora Roberts novels, my favourite presently, sometimes I just need to check out & shut off my brain!

Why do you Yoga? 
I love the feeling of “Lightness” both physically & mentally—this is what Yoga gives me.

How do you share Blissology with your community? 
When your still place inside is filled regularly with moments of awe, I wake to the ever changing lagoon or ocean, surrounding landscapes that take my breath away, this creates peace in my life, it is easy to radiated this into my relationship and cruising community. So Grateful I share my life & love of yoga with my partner John. My sailing/cruising community travel the globe & we help support each other daily, I give back through my yoga teachings, love sharing my Blissology Inspired Yoga with them.

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More about Leanne and how to connect with her on her Bliss Army teacher profile.