by elephantjournal.com on May 20, 2013
Between social media, teaching, writing books and selling houses, I get a lot of questions.
by elephantjournal.com on May 17, 2013
Enjoy summer’s abundance with a yogic mind. When we think of yoga, we usually associate it with practicing on the mat and asanas. While this is an integral aspect of yoga practice, there are many other ways to incorporate different elements of yoga practice, which are often neglected or due to lack of supportive opportunity. [...]
by Mystic Pete on May 12, 2013
Mystic Pete Says… we need another holiday.
by Yoga Comics on May 12, 2013
Some people think that yoga is only for certain people and is only a bunch of fancy movements. “When actually anyone can practice because yoga is much more than poses (asanas). But if the asanas appeal to you, there are many that are beneficial and potentially possible for elders. You are never too old to [...]
by elephantjournal.com on May 2, 2013
I assume Clorox’s Green Housewives marketing campaign is meant to be funny and clever. But, really? Maybe I just don’t get it. Maybe a clumsy satire that mocks your own market is the way to go. It seems too easy to pick on Clorox and its bumbling attempt to rally customers around adolescent [...]
by Rebecca Lammersen on Apr 30, 2013
The other day while I was driving my daughters to school the song Return to Innocence by Enigma came on the radio. Chills thundered from my knee caps to the top of my head, as goosebumps erupted in my ears to my toes. I was 15 years old again. Rollerblades strapped to my feet. I [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 29, 2013
Studies have shown that the happiest year in a human’s life is 74-years-old. Imagine that. At age 70 you are as happy as you were at 15, around the teenage years of greatest discovery.
by Yoga Comics on Apr 28, 2013
“Hanuman is considered to be the embodiment of what Ayurveda calls the “three vital essences”—Prana, Tejas and Ojas. Prana is the life force, the Air element that gives us energy, intelligence and adaptability. Tejas, the purified Fire element, gives us glowing health, strength and courage, and penetrating insight. Ojas, the essential Water element, keeps [...]
by Hayley Hobson on Apr 24, 2013
Don’t wait until it is too late to do and say everything that means something to you.
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 23, 2013
I’m not saying that my roommates should parent me, but I’m happy if they remind me that I’ve just downed my third Frosty this week and that there are literally zero vegetables in the fridge.
by Yoga Comics on Apr 21, 2013
Do you know your dosha? “Ayurveda is India’s ancient system of health and healing. The word Ayurveda has been translated in many different ways including: “knowledge of life,” “science of longevity” or “art of living.” Ayurveda is very complex but many of us associate Ayurveda with the doshas, Pitta, Vata and Kapha. Ayurveda teaches that [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 15, 2013
Source: flickr.com via Cindy on Pinterest Unlike the cobra, the only striking this yogi’s been doing involves bed, books and chocolate. After a month of no yoga my beloved teacher returned from her travels. I waddled back into the studio at the beginning of April with much joy in my heart. In fact, I nearly [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 14, 2013
Nobody really knows how good your sex is, not Masters and Johnson and not even you. Certainly, you can compare your sex to other sex you have had or to what you imagine great sex to be, but there is no language and there are no set rules to determine what really good sex is. [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 13, 2013
But then there are times when I do not need music to get this motivation. When, contrary to the situations mentioned above, I like what’s around me. I want to see it, feel it, smell it and hear it. I want to be part of it rather than separated from it.
by Karl Saliter on Apr 11, 2013
That is what they do, but who has the time anymore to actually do anything?
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 8, 2013
So if we can just run fast enough and learn how to reinvent ourselves cleverly enough, we think maybe, just maybe, we can outrun the crone.
by Yoga Comics on Apr 7, 2013
“Awaken isvara pranidhana…especially when Sharath is counting soooo slooooowly during these three postures. Surrender and feel the inner strength expand (even as the outer strength diminishes).” “Isvara pranidhana means surrendering to the supreme soul, or worshipping God. Isvara is the purest form of the soul, not unlike samadhi. Once you surrender to isvara, to the [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 28, 2013
My cropped pajama pants, the waistband cutting uncomfortably into the area beneath my stomach, strained at the thighs. My feet hovered in the air.I felt as if I were squishing all of my major organs.
by Lisa Tully on Mar 26, 2013
As we race through life in the opposite direction of our problems it takes real courage and self-control to turn back around and face them. And I don’t mean every once in a while, I mean every-single-time. It’s tough isn’t it?
by Rob Pollak on Mar 21, 2013
I put together a simple flow chart to address the question that women everywhere are asking: What do I wear to yoga class to prevent people from seeing my inner warrior?
by Heather Grimes on Mar 15, 2013
As I reached over to turn on the shower, there it was in the tub.
by Rob Pollak on Mar 15, 2013
When we do things to protect ourselves, we wind up with the exact consequences we tried to avoid in the first place. Don’t believe me? Did you ever procrastinate because you didn’t want to screw a project up? Then at the last minute, you were forced to half-ass it just to get it done on time? And the work wasn’t your best? So something got screwed up? And you were all, “whatever dude, I didn’t put in a full effort anyway.” That’s what I’m talking about.
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 14, 2013
There are a plethora of ads put forth by oil companies to promote the “social good” they’re doing. As a writer on environmental issues, I happen to be aware of the flip side of the story. So while British Petroleum pushes their “Voices from the Gulf” tourism travelogues about how great it is to visit [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 11, 2013
Winter Blues. Spare a thought for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere; winter is approaching fast. This is a sad, sad fact. My Northern Hemisphere neighbours may at this stage feel little sympathy as they emerge from a bone chilling adventure with Old Man Winter. The thaw is starting to set in. Crocuses are [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 8, 2013
You’d think she’d just announced that our planet had been invaded by bodysnatchers or that someone had drunk the last of the chocolate milk I horde to put in my morning coffee.
by Rolly Montpellier on Mar 7, 2013
Source: worldnews.nbcnews.com via Barbara on Pinterest According to the Vatican, there are 1.2 billion Roman Catholics in the world. I guess I’m one of those if the Vatican statistician includes the millions, like me, who have abandoned an outdated and archaic institution. For many, the Catholic church has become irrelevant and often the object of ridicule. So [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 5, 2013
Learning important life lessons, one lost dog at a time.
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 26, 2013
Source: wearebeautifulbecausewearewomen.blogspot.co.uk via Karen on Pinterest When No News is Actually Good News. I don’t know about you, but I’m downright exhausted from all the overwhelmingly bad news flowing in from the media lately. Never ending bad news crashing against my skull like a relentless tsunami. These past few weeks have exhausted many South Africans [...]
by Amy Taylor on Feb 25, 2013
Source: Uploaded by user via Sharon Dowling on Pinterest And I’m not alone. But, even if I am, I have to speak up. Otherwise, the disgust eats away at me. It was a very different Academy Awards show last night. Granted, I only watched the first third but that was enough to leave me [...]
by Karl Saliter on Feb 23, 2013
I would be pissed that you seem to have an answer for everything, except the answers you have are so damn good. You are awesome, Alan. Simple as that.
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 22, 2013
We have no time to shamble after dingledodies. And we have no time to confound our best intentions with hipsteristic irony.
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 19, 2013
I’ve built a large walk-in wardrobe here, folks, and it is all on its way out. Hello beautiful! Whoa—no need to look around for whom I am calling out to. I am talking to you. Yes, you! Go on, try it on for size, this exquisite garment called “I am beauty-full.” I see you hesitate, and [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 17, 2013
Someone I slept with last year made a comment that’s haunted me ever since. “I’ve never seen such a huge discrepancy between someone’s actual sexual personality and the way she presents herself to the world.” Initially, I was taken aback. What the hell was that supposed to mean? When I asked him for clarification, he [...]
by Karl Saliter on Feb 16, 2013
We are happier than that time you scored a basket against all odds and everyone jumped out of their seats to cheer and your mom and dad were both there and the teacher who thought you were Bozo Incarnate even had to admit “Shit, nice shot!”
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 13, 2013
Source: community.omtimes.com via Emily on Pinterest What was I thinking? Last year I made two decisions for 2013. The one was to write more. The other was to start yoga again. Good, stretching, challenging ideals. I’d done yoga before, but had a about a year’s break and I’m really a complete novice when it [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 6, 2013
Sort of, but not really. Sometimes but not always, 100% 30% of the time. Yes but no.
by Rob Pollak on Feb 6, 2013
To me, meditation doesn’t represent a time to contemplate and cleanse the mind. Rather, it represents a choice between (a) facing the judgment of my father and (b) immediately turning into my mother. Yes, that’s an irrational and self-created decision. But it’s one that paralyzes me and has led me to recruit an army of therapists who will now be able to drive Jaguars for years to come.
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 4, 2013
They’re the only animals who think they’re suppose to be happy, the rest of the animals can just be.
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 4, 2013
This is not a post about football, not really. It’s more like one of those enlightening talks that I’ve disguised with the promise of football. If you didn’t watch the Super Bowl last night, you won’t have a clue what I’m talking about, so before I start in on the inspirational stuff, I’ll give you a few [...]
by Peg Mulqueen on Feb 4, 2013
Source: yogicphotos.com via Patti on Pinterest Toughen up, butter cup. A rising army of yogis are now turning their drishti away from the spiraling yoga pop-stars and back to old fashioned discipline and hard work. Perhaps with a little more tapas—Lance didn’t need to be on anything but a bike. In any case, based on [...]
by Amy Taylor on Feb 3, 2013
My grandfather’s cousin married a woman called Twinkle.
by Lynn Hasselberger on Jan 31, 2013
Hurricanes, wildfires, record heat? Oh my!
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 30, 2013
Yoga for Outdoor Geeks Part One. Why yoga and bouldering is such an excellent combination. It’s amazing what comes to mind when you’re hanging upside down with your heel hooked a feet or two above your head. Some might think about the very heavy pizza they just had for dinner. Others may worry about how [...]
by Karl Saliter on Jan 25, 2013
Is there anyone who doesn’t find this funny? Educate me, tell me why. I bet I’m being insensitive. I promise not to laugh at you, and that is a total lie.
by Jennifer S. White on Jan 25, 2013
Humor and God have one main thing in common: they’re both subjective. Come to think about it, most of the important things in life are subjective: what you like to eat, who you find attractive, what sort of music you find inspiring. So can you learn how to be funny or believe in God? Personally, [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 22, 2013
You’ve never experienced enlightenment like this. Gurunista Gayhle is a self-proclaimed master of all things yoga. By sheer will she is ushering in a new era of the celebrity yogi. A hotshot mainstay in Mudlake, Idaho, she has her eye on the big time—even if that means her local community center. Gurunista Gayhle is two [...]
by Lynn Hasselberger on Jan 19, 2013
Who says we can’t have a little laugh about our environmental problems?
by Jennifer S. White on Jan 17, 2013
by Rob Pollak on Jan 16, 2013
Tip 7. Come On, Speak English.
For the first three months I practiced yoga, I mistakenly thought every Sanskrit word meant Savasana. For any non-yoga people reading this, Savasana is a made up word that literally translates to “lie on the floor while thinking about everything you were supposed to do today but didn’t.”
by Edie Weinstein on Jan 11, 2013
Courtney believes in slurping every last drop of juice from each day.