My Sexy Biodiesel Beast

Via on Jul 30, 2010

Mindful Fueling on the Road


Meet Max. I personify my car. I am completely convinced that this will improve “his” longevity and performance. And he is truly a sexy beast—a Jetta Wagon TDI. But more importantly, he runs on diesel and that means biodiesel in the summer and whenever I can get it. On day two of our Mystic/Wander Road Trip, when all my online references for Utah biodiesel prove to be outdated, I finally find some good soul-fuel for Max in Nevada. Thanks Bently Biofuels. I am so appreciative that after my spirit fuel (yoga practice) and body fuel (mindful breakfast); I take a detour down to the mothership in Gardnerville NV. to give props in person and learn more about the biofuel biz’.

Mystic/Wander Road Trip: Day Two

First off, I rise and shine with yoga at a rest stop outside of Wendover UT, with curious truckers looking on. My favorite practice, especially in the morning consists of loads of listening and authentic movements inspired by what my body says it needs. This is a simple flow of wake up stretches and salutations to the sun.

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Mindful eating on the road? An ice cooler certainly helps. Mix up raw organic juices and pack ‘em in ice. I also use my thermos for everything. The thermos cup is perfect for crunchy granola swimming in almond milk. This morning it’s Love Grown granola. Made in Aspen, Love Grown is local yummy goodness. Tulsi tea gets my synapses firing so I can enjoy another day on the road. Organic India Rose Tulsi is my absolute fave’.

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And finally, as the sun is going down over the mountains bordering California, Bently Biofuels provides a sweet Oasis for all of Max’s biodiesel needs. On Bio 99 (which means 99% recycled vegetable oil based biofuel) my car will get over 50 miles to the gallon. Word.

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I am happy. Max is happy.

TO BE CONTINUED….

About R.R. Shakti

Yoga World Reach Director, and Certified Yoga Therapist, R.R. Shakti has been teaching "the blissipline" of Inner Power Yoga since 2000. She is a Certified Massage Therapist and Ayurvedic Health Counselor and has studied holistic approaches to health and well being for over 15 years. She has traveled extensively throughout the world gaining insight, experience, and inspiration, bringing yoga and hope to people from all walks of life. Shakti is a firm believer in the power of yoga to awaken the body’s own healing process by aligning with Grace and empowering one’s unique expression of their True Nature. She holds an A.A. in Outdoor Recreation Leadership from Colorado Mountain College, a B.A. in Traditional Eastern Arts from Naropa University and is currently pursuing a M.A./Ph.D. in Mythology and Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Visit Shakti at rrshakti.com.

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9 Responses to “My Sexy Biodiesel Beast”

  1. I looooove this. Learned a ton about biodiesel. Inspiring. Awesome work. Going to feature this on our Front Page tomorrow http://www.elephantjournal.com and our FB Page today http://www.facebook.com/elephantjournal and already tweeted up http://www.twitter.com/elephantjournal (named #1 in green by Shorty Awards on twitter for 2010, so hopefully will help get word out on your worthy, fun videos to huge green community).

  2. swati jr* says:

    you and max *rock* shakti!!

  3. Laura Marjorie Miller Laura Miller says:

    What inspiration for a roadtrip! What a sweet ride!

  4. Nathan Smith Nathan Smith says:

    Great, fun, informative videos, Shakti! Thanks for posting. We want to convert our new Jetta tdi, thinking about trading down for a Merc diesel.

    : ) Happy travels with Max.

    • r.r. Shakti says:

      Thanks Nathan.
      And just a note: If your Jetta has a diesel engine, no need for conversion. Just get your hands on some recycled veg. fuel and pump it in there. Biodiesel in a new, clean engine? There is nothing better! Your car will love you for it. (What's his/her name?)
      If you are in Boulder, check out the BioD. Co-Op: http://www.meetup.com/Boulder-Biodiesel-Co-Op/

      P.S…..
      pass it on.

  5. Kasey Leng says:

    That makes sense to me but does this?

    Boycott shampoo! Demand the REAL poo! :)

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