by Michelle Marchildon on May 16, 2013
Whenever I travel or teach in foreign places, like Canada, or Boulder, people want to know the same thing: Why do I write for elephant journal? When I published “Finding More,” I thought the public may want to know if it was true (yes). And when I published “Theme Weaver,” I thought they may want [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 19, 2013
I wonder if these writers would still lash out against the short video if that little quote and Dove’s logo didn’t pop up at the end like some Cold War-era propaganda scheme. Would they be so agitated if this was truly just a social experiment to see how a forensic artist interpreted people’s (okay, women’s) views of themselves compared to others’ views of them?
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 19, 2013
We need you, yes you—our community, our readers, our writers, you make up us. Let’s combine forces and spread the good word of the mindful life—yoga, organics, green, wellness, spirituality, animal rights, fair fashion…and so on—beyond our community to the masses. Can you help us? Share this on facebook and like our page: facebook.com/elephantjournal. We’ll [...]
by Jamie Ginsberg on Mar 8, 2013
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” Mahatma Gandhi When I break down the words “social media,” I am reminded that media is content we create. Social is how we Share that content. With this in mind, I want you to think of your blog as the foundation upon which you create and share all of your social media. All of the other networks are how you distribute your content, how you promote and share your content. Still not sold on blogging? Blogging is the core of any GREAT search engine optimization strategy.
by Kate Bartolotta on Feb 14, 2013
“The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.” ~ Rumi
by Michelle Marchildon on Feb 13, 2013
Following a recent rant by our Fearless Editor and Big Dog Buddhist, I thought it might be a great time to post what pisses off Waylon Lewis the most in journalism. I happen to be an expert, because over the past year I have pissed him off probably as much as every other writer [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 12, 2013
I wanted to tap into the mind of the man who created elephant, which I find to be an extremely refreshing way to convey great information on a conscious lifestyle.
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 4, 2013
Join our mindful community! We’re looking for responsible elephant readers/writers who are self-starters, eager learners, good communicators, respect the written word and are inspired not only by elephant’s mission of bringing together all those working (and playing) to create enlightened society but the idea of working with a community of like-minded folks from all over [...]
by Lynn Hasselberger on Jan 29, 2013
I generally love talking about green in everyday life as an expression of mindfulness, not uptightness–how to talk about it with loved ones and family, colleagues. ~ Waylon Lewis, elephant journal founder This Thursday, January 31st, Waylon will be talking green L-I-V-E with Megan McWilliams—a radio show you won’t want to miss. Side note: I [...]
by Kate Bartolotta on Jan 18, 2013
These people are one of the many reasons I love working for elephant.
by Chris Grosso on Jan 16, 2013
In December, as an end of the year thank you, elephant journal offered $500 to anyone who blogged 10,000 views and $250 to anyone who blogged 5,000 views. I actually didn’t find out that elephant journal was doing this promotion until a few days before it ended in December. To find out I was [...]
by Lynn Hasselberger on Dec 28, 2012
We have an elephant readers and writers facebook group—a great way to connect with (and support) the elephant community.
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 17, 2012
For almost as long as marriage has existed, so has adultery. Even while so much else has changed about our romantic relationships, we continue to revere and seek monogamous relationships. Gender roles change, but relatively few people adopt different values around monogamy and sexual fidelity. Is it evil or sinful to cheat? Is it dishonest, [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 10, 2012
End of the year thank you from elephant!
by elephantjournal.com on Dec 7, 2012
Q: “How did Waylon get started with elephant journal?” The speedy nutshell version. The below question was asked in a recent apprentice meeting. As I don’t like to “lose” words that don’t serve to connect us with our readers, I thought to share it with you. Below is the (mercifully) short version of the genesis [...]
by Sara Lovelace on Dec 6, 2012
My break-up has no place in your Warrior I, and at no point during savasana do I want your mind working on how to solve my mother issues.
by Candice Holdorf on Oct 22, 2012
by elephantjournal.com on Oct 14, 2012
The editors at elephant journal Love and Relationships and The Good Men Project are partnering in a submissions call on the theme of Men and Pornography. With best-selling books like “mommy porn” Fifty Shades of Grey and the advent of easy-access online porn, do we need to rethink the role of pornography in our sex [...]
by Lisa Tully on Oct 9, 2012
Sitting in the Dalai Lama’s security office one day I stumbled across a certain book…
by Where Is My Guru on Oct 9, 2012
Tantra was the word on everyones tongue this year at the Yoga Journal Conference in Estes Park, CO. The very first Tantra Immersion took place with an impressive faculty of Master Teachers; Yogarupa Rod Stryker, Douglas Brooks, Sally Kempton, Gary Kraftsow, Sianna Sherman, Shiva Rea and Manoj and Jyothi Chalam. Three full days flowed fluidly [...]
by Lisa Tully on Sep 28, 2012
As humans we naturally wait until we seemingly have no other choice but to go in search of reality. And it is there we have the potential to find love of the unconditional kind. But do we really have to wait for that moment of calamity or can we start today?
by Carrie Tyler on Sep 15, 2012
There is a pulse to the energy here at the ashram. Each moment moves in rhythm with the other moments at the ashram like a well-oiled machine. It’s like being in a peaceful mosh pit where no one gets trampled. Time somehow stands still and every moment is filled—there is laundry to be done, a room to be cleaned, a meal to be prepared, a guest to talk with. At the end of each day I look back and think, “Did I actually DO anything today?”
by Where Is My Guru on Sep 4, 2012
This Friday, Where is My Guru will bring the very first live interview with Waylon Lewis since he announced his plans to run for president in the upcoming 2012 election. While much of this has been kept under wraps for the last several months, we can share that all of your questions surrounding this whole [...]
by Amy Taylor on Aug 8, 2012
photo: ClickFlashPhotos / Nicki Varkevisser …and how I got over it. I’ve been thinking about it for awhile now. I love elephant journal from its grassroots to the tips of its unkempt hair. I love the passion, seeking and closeness to the edge. I love to share articles with my friends so we can sigh [...]
by Tamara Star on Jul 17, 2012
We’ve heard Mayan legends and stories of Apocalypse for the year 2012, stop reading now if this is what you’re hoping for—these are tips on thriving.
by Joseph Boquiren on Jun 25, 2012
Many yoga poses have evolved over time. The two touchstones of comparisons that I used are the ‘Hatha Yoga Pradapika’ written during the 14th century and ‘Light on Yoga’ written in 1966.
by David Garrigues on May 15, 2012
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois called Ashtanga a ‘breathing and movement system’. The most accessible way to get to the heart of the rhythm of this breathing and movement system is to doggedly follow the actions of the diaphragm and see how those actions translate into vinyasa, into sequences of rhythmic opposing movement patterns.
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 21, 2012
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
by Melissa Smith on Mar 29, 2012
“I hear about stories like this but when they happen to you personally, it moves you and gives you hope for all the things that are so good and magnificent in the world.”
by Tamara Star on Mar 27, 2012
Sometimes when you’re feeling low it helps to remember that someone out there somewhere; is in more pain, more illness, poverty, heartache, etc., than what you’re experiencing yourself in this moment and possibly with less support.
by Melissa Smith on Mar 9, 2012
Brilliant animation by Italian filmmaker, Virgilio Villoresi that tells the story of birth, life and death of a soldier through a painted hand.
by Tamara Star on Mar 7, 2012
Age-old communication issues between the sexes are as alive and well in 2010 as they were in 1960. We women complain that our men are shut down in one breath~and complain that they are too emotional in the next.
by Melissa Smith on Mar 2, 2012
Yoga Coalitions’s letter is an open invitation to anyone who wants to participate in a conversation for creating bridges for the rest of community. It was not meant to be “the cool kids club”. “We’ve come out of a culture where there was rampant favoritism. The YoCo wants diversity.”
by Melissa Smith on Feb 22, 2012
Nicolai Bachman shares the mispronunciations and correct pronunciations of 10 Sanskrit words. If you teach yoga, you need to hear this.
by Melissa Smith on Feb 18, 2012
“I am not a yoga therapist, Yoga is therapy.” Inspiration from teacher and Texas Yoga Confernce Presenter, Chrys Kub.
by Michele Christensen on Feb 15, 2012
Loving with power means embodying the 12 Elements of Power. This article helps you embrace your power of Driving and your power of Receiving in relationship.
by Melissa Smith on Feb 14, 2012
Take one step at a time
To a thousand fold ascent
For your love is my lifeline
A song by Steve Gold
by Melissa Smith on Feb 8, 2012
These songs, like the 30 Best Songs of the Year that should be on your Playlist now, are include a few that I somehow left off which happen to be written for the majority of us in mind: imperfectly perfect beings who are not quite in the place they want to be with love and thick in messy stuff of life.
by Hannah Siegle on Feb 7, 2012
Admittedly when I first received a text from a friend regarding this juicy information I jumped to check it out. I then hopped over to elephant journal to see how it was exploding there and was surprised to find a gaping void. Why hadn’t this broken here yet? What was going on?
by Tamara Star on Feb 3, 2012
As we pass through the half way mark of Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox, our thoughts turn toward love, Valentines’s Day and most importantly; Spring. What a great time for a fresh start in the Feng Shui love department.
by Tamara Star on Feb 3, 2012
So, who’s going to be in charge of your life? You or your brain? Here’s a huge secret to it’s functionality.
by Tamara Star on Feb 1, 2012
Problem getting your man to share? After he speaks count to 11 in your head slowly. 9 times out of 10 a man will start to speak again. It’s not that they don’t share with us; we often don’t give them a chance to finish their thoughts since we’re used to bantering with our girlfriends at a rapid pace.
by Meghan Currie on Jan 25, 2012
During the Yoga Journal Conference in San Francisco 2012, I had the great pleasure of sharing a quirky like-being-on-a-boat pad with the most amazing folk, Julie Peters and Waylon Lewis.
by Bob Weisenberg on Jan 18, 2012
We want you to love elephant journal so much that you just can’t wait to tell all your friends about it.
by Melissa Smith on Jan 16, 2012
Eros..a romantic love for your mate. It’s inevitably a little selfish. You love your lover because there is something about your lover that moves you. It may be the way he talks or the way he walks or the personality or the physical beauty or the intellectual power– but it’s always based on that there’s something that attracts you.–Martin Luther King, Jr’s teaching on Love.
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 16, 2012
When comparing our American minimum yoga standards with yoga standards from across the pond, where do we rack and stack? Are our standards enough? What I’ve noticed is that some organizations and trainings mirror the American requirements; however, there are also a number of organizations that take it to the “professional” level. Should we take it to this level?