Posted by: Jessica Stewart | January 3, 2013

We Are the Same



We are all the same


We who try to stand out

We who desire to fit in


We who love distinction

We who mask uniqueness


We who rise to greet the sun

We who slumber til nightfall


We are all the same

When it comes down to us being a being – a living, breathing, beautiful being


*Picture acknowledgment –  Yoga is: A Transformational Journey (Documentary)

Posted by: Jessica Stewart | December 31, 2012

See you in 2013…

Thank you, my readers, for your comments, likes, readership, inspiration and support! Cheers and Namaste!

Numbers, WordPress, Review, Year


Map, Countries, Review





Posted by: Jessica Stewart | December 21, 2012

Here Comes…

Even Santa is meditating and relaxing in this crazy holiday season.

Namaste and Peace on Earth!


Posted by: Jessica Stewart | December 13, 2012

Gift Ideas for the Stressed

An oldie but a goodie….happy shopping!

Gift Ideas for the Stressed!

Gifts, Christmas, Bow

Posted by: Jessica Stewart | November 21, 2012


The society in which I live will pause to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow.

Let us all be thankful for the people in our lives,

grateful for the blessing of breath

and joyful for our ability to practice.  


To all who read the words on this page, thank you for your kind words, support and readership.

Posted by: Jessica Stewart | November 19, 2012

Your New Journey Awaits

Yoga, Zen, Meditation

Do you remember your first yoga class? 

The first introduction I had to yoga was in a high school classroom. It must have been a History or Spanish class and I assume we were a rowdy bunch that day because the teacher had us all stand up and do tree pose. I don’t think any of us were very good at it. Not long after, I remember buying my first yoga DVD (Rodney Yee) from Target. Again, not very good at it. However, my love for it from the beginning propelled me on this journey.  This week, I had a new student. And when I say new – I’m talking new to yoga completely. This person had never done yoga, but was willing to walk in and give it a try. After class, I heard comments like, “That was harder than I thought” and “I really liked it”.

I enjoy new students. I enjoy instilling in them the same love I have for it. Hopefully, they’ll be back. Hopefully, this was an introduction into a new journey for them.   

If you’re apprehensive about trying yoga or even different forms of yoga, what’s holding you back? I implore you to let go of whatever it is. You don’t know the journey you are missing!

Posted by: Jessica Stewart | October 29, 2012

The Finish Line Awaits

Things needed to succeed: a lil bit of heart and a whole lot of passion

October 27, 2012
Instagram: YogaEssence

Posted by: Jessica Stewart | October 17, 2012

Vegan Lifestyle

Fruits, Vegetables, Vegan

I recently watched the documentary Vegucated and gained a little insight into what it means to be vegan, mostly vegan, vegetarian or none of the above. The star of the film challenges 3 meat eaters to a 6 week challenge of being vegan. At the end of it, my immediate thought was “No way, can’t do it, love my dairy”. And yes, I honestly still think that. However, I do think I could challenge myself to a week of being vegan. You can do anything you are hesitant of if you see an end date. And who knows? I might really like the way I feel and go for two weeks the next go round. Meet Somer  – a true inspiration!

Posted by: Jessica Stewart | October 3, 2012


We are just shy of 90 days until the end of the year. Think of what fitness goals you could reach in 90 days? I know that first day of January 1 is the magical jump-start for most people, but why wait? You could be tone, lose that extra few pounds or start your journey to a complete transformation all before the “new year resolution” peeps invade the gym. Think of what you could do in 90 days. You could be a brand new you. Why wait? GO!

Posted by: Jessica Stewart | September 25, 2012

Own Your Strength

Strong is the new skinny

Mentally – Physically – Emotionally

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