We posted this 19 minutes ago. It (the intro, not the article, which is excellent, and a hit) made me gag.
Yoga for Cynics: Everybody in the yoga crowd knows that the proper way of dealing with anger is to repress it and then passively aggressively let it out at everyone we meet under the guise of being positive…
Amen, Jay. Here in Boulder, Colorado, where I live—I can’t go two minutes without someone advised someone to “think positive.” ‘Cause it’s easier to imagine happy than to feel the present moment?
Yoga is about breathing through, not avoiding and holding breath.
That will keep us young. Not pushing away stress, and clinging to pleasure—which is counter to the spiritual path, and the work of our own, deceptive, sweet, sticky ego. Rather, Pema Chodron advises, we practice the precise opposite.
hot on elephant
Learn to Rock your Social Media & Write Mindfully with Waylon Lewis & Elephant’s Editors. 1 share A letter to the Anger that refuses to Leave Me. 1,463 share 2017 is The Year of Kali, Goddess of Endings & Beginnings. 46,132 shares The True Meaning of Friday the 13th (isn’t what we think). 5,291 shares The Technique that helps me make Decisions under Pressure (& has Saved my Life More than Once). 566 shares I’m Done being your Dirty Little Secret. 1,005 share Use This Buddhist Practice to Overcome Self-Doubt. 477 shares Ten Things I’ve Learned from Not Getting Wasted. 1,397 share Why Some Loves feel Unfinished, even After we’ve Let Go. 649 shares In Case they Never Told You: a Powerful Message for New Mothers. 966 shares