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Stephanie B.

Los Angeles, California
I am a well-being coach, energy healer and hypnotherapist. I have a fun, down-to-earth approach. ============================== Please check out my yoga blog, Namasteph: www.namasteph.com ============================== P.S. If something I have said in a topic here inspires you to want to email me privately to discuss, may I suggest you post your response publicly? I am here to help build the community. I would prefer to not get into private email exchanges over topics as this does not benefit... Full Bio
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Where Does God Come From? by Stephanie B. 7 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Mind-Body In all this discussion of mind/body/spirit, have you ever considered where God came from? What existed before God? And how did God appear out of nothing? How does anything e ... Read on »
Yoga Philosophy by Stephanie B. 5 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Yoga As part of my teacher training we have been learning a lot of the basics of yoga philosophy. I have learned all about the 8 limbs of yoga as well as the yamas and niyamas an ... Read on »
My 200-Hour Teacher Training by Stephanie B. 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Well, I am in the midst of my 200-hour teacher training at Karuna Yoga in Los Angeles. It will go for 5 more weeks. So far, it has been great. Everything that concerned me a ... Read on »
What would you do if you could not do yoga? by Stephanie B. 1 Comment Posted in: Questions & Answers in Yoga OK, don't get me wrong, I love yoga, but there have also been big periods of my life where it was not a part of my life. And I got to thinking, after reading a post here som ... Read on »
At Home Weekend Retreat by Stephanie B. 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body I'm planning on having one of those weekends where I just do nothing. Maybe I will go a yoga class and that's it. I am not going to socialize, run around, pack my schedule, or ... Read on »
Massage for Cellulite? by Stephanie B. 3 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Massage/Spa I mentioned elsewhere that I recently noticed my thighs dimple in a forward bend. (The TOPS of my thighs.) It's not that bad or noticeable, and while I can't help but be sligh ... Read on »
Same Gender or Opposite Sex Masseuse? by Stephanie B. 4 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Massage/Spa Do you prefer a same gender or opposite sex massage therapist? I have a feeling that more women would opt for women, and more men would opt for women (except gay men). Of cour ... Read on »
Make Sure You Use the Bathroom First... by Stephanie B. 5 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Complementary & Alternative Medicine Here's a helpful acupuncture tip - go to the bathroom and clear your bladder immediately before your session. Once I made the mistake of not doing so and I had to go really, ... Read on »
My Experience at the Free Acupuncture Clinic by Stephanie B. 6 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Complementary & Alternative Medicine I tried a free acupuncture clinic in Los Angeles's Koreatown today. Here's how it went. I got there around noon, not knowing that there is a break between the morning an ... Read on »
Children, Solitude and Spiritual Growth by Stephanie B. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Mind-Body I am not sure if I want children or not. (The decision may be made for me, as I have yet to find the right relationship within which to have children.) I used to think that ... Read on »
Pranayama at Home by Stephanie B. Posted in: General Discussion in Yoga I do pranayama regularly in the Sivananda classes I take, but I find myself skipping that part when I am practicing at home. I know I should do pranayama (it oxygenates the bl ... Read on »
Meditation and Intuition by Stephanie B. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Meditation I find the more I meditate, the better my intuition gets. I not only get more intuitive hits, but they are becoming more accurate. (I think part of the reason for this is t ... Read on »
Trying to Force Things vs. Letting Go by Stephanie B. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Mind-Body One of my issues with self-help mems like "The Secret" is that far too often we're taught that we need to really push our energies outside ourselves to "create" a better life. ... Read on »
Attitude is Everything by Stephanie B. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Mind-Body How well you respond to life's problems depends on your attitude and your interpretation. I had a disappointment recently, and a friend, who tends to be negative, thought it ... Read on »
Yoga and Vegetarianism by Stephanie B. 5 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Yoga In traditional yoga, a vegetarian diet is recommended as being ideal for mental and physical health. Do you think it is important to be a vegetarian to get the most out of yog ... Read on »
Reiki Energy Healing by Stephanie B. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Mind-Body Reiki is a form of hands-on energy healing brought to us by a Japanese man named Mikao Usui in the late 1800s. It is gentle and very easy to use once you learn it. You recei ... Read on »
What part of your body do you love the most? by Stephanie B. 2 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Mind-Body We are often quite critical of our physical appearance and our bodies, not just women but men too. What part of your body do you love the most and why? Read on »
Letting Go by Stephanie B. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Mind-Body Why is it so hard to let go some times? Why do we cling to things that no longer serve us? Why are we afraid to say good-bye to the past? What keeps us stuck looking backwar ... Read on »
Supporting My Home Practice by Stephanie B. 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga Ever since I got back from my vacation I have had the hardest time getting back into my home practice. And this is not good, as I have teacher training coming up. I have bee ... Read on »
I need to get back into the water by Stephanie B. 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Surfing I haven't been surfing since October. Yes, it is the winter but that's still not quite a good excuse in California. Don't get me wrong, the water is very cold now and it is in ... Read on »