by Waylon Lewis on Apr 8, 2013
Front Page of Sunday New York Times? Animal Cruelty not a crime—but videotaping it is. American Legislative Exchange Council: bad people of the month! “These lobbyist-pushed bills are about stifling constitutionally protected speech by equating whistleblowing heavily-citizen-subsidized industries with…terrorism.” “Where to shop for humanely-raised meat: http://www.certifiedhumane.org/index.php?page=where-to-buy And here: http://www.eatwild.com/ And here: http://www.grasslandbeef.com/StoreFront.bok Where to shop [...]
by Julie van Amerongen on Feb 26, 2013
It seems that Sundays are no longer sacred. When I was a kid I would lay on the floor in the living room reading the comics on Sunday mornings. My Dad was in an armchair in the corner reading a section of the New York Times, occasionally dozing off. The day was spacious—maybe we went [...]
by Karl Saliter on Feb 16, 2013
So why would the Times writer Broder lie and down talk this only real piece of American auto innovation in forever?
by Waylon Lewis on Jan 7, 2013
@waylonlewis on Instagram Reading this (entire) article via the New York Times (article linked) made my morning/month. Restorative Justice is not easy, but it’s real. RJ FTW! This story, featured in the Sunday New York Times, involves much more than this anecdote, and broke my heart in a good way, and is worth reading. It [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Dec 28, 2012
Heartwarming Tearjerker alert. “There is something a lot greater than energy. There’s something a lot greater than entropy. What’s the greatest thing?” “Love.” ~ Jeffrey Wright, Physics teacher in Louisville Middle High School, Kentucky. “Wright’s Law: A Unique Teacher Imparts Real Life Lessons,” via The NY Times. “Laws of Physics Can’t Trump the Bonds [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Aug 19, 2012
Heartwarming Tearjerker: David Pogue’s Marriage Proposal. David Pogue, tech writer for the New York Times, has always had more personality and humor than five typical American jerkoffs put together. So it’s little surprise he nailed this epic, yet home-made, funny, yet touching marriage proposal. Showing this video in a cooperative theater, with both his and [...]
by Hilary Lindsay on Jun 8, 2012
It seems there may have been some tweaking of the chassis of reality within this recent group at Diamond Mountain and I don’t find it surprising. They were free. They made a choice.
by elephantjournal.com on Jun 6, 2012
In recent months we all watched the mass exodus of Anusara teachers. Everyday new resignation letters appeared in my Facebook newsfeed. Many felt it necessary to distance themselves from John Friend and withdraw their support of him in the light of recent events. But the question that remains is, where do they go after leaving [...]
by Sharon Pingitore on May 18, 2012
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 11, 2012
Yoga is a practice that can and has helped millions of people in ways physical, mental, emotional and spiritual throughout the centuries. To vilify the entire practice in the interest of creating controversy (which, of course, sells papers and books) does no justice to yoga’s beneficial powe
by Waylon Lewis on Mar 5, 2012
Click below for the article: …Rajashree Choudhury, the wife of the Indian yoga master Bikram Choudhury and the founder of USA Yoga, whose long-term goal is to promote asana as a sport for the Olympics, recalled her own childhood competitions in India, where she was a five-time champion and noise was commonplace. “I’d be in [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Mar 4, 2012
Williams Broad’s recent article in the New York Times, “Yoga and Sex Scandals: No Surprise Here,” contains historical inaccuracies which undermine his argument and integrity.
by Dr. Katy Poole on Feb 28, 2012
When I was a young graduate student of Religious Studies, I learned a dirty word: reductionism.
by Ramesh Bjonnes on Feb 28, 2012
It is not correct, as science writer for the New York Times William J. Broad recently claimed in an article, that yoga “began as a sex cult.” That statement is as inflamed as Mr. Broad’s own yoga-induced back injury once was.
by Tanya Lee Markul on Feb 22, 2012
Jane Brody, a colleague of William J. Broad, author of the infamous article “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body”, reads Mr. Broad’s latest book and responds:I see there may be a lot more to this centuries-old activity, more to its benefits and its risks, than I had ever imagined…
by Aminda R. Courtwright on Feb 21, 2012
From this source, all sincere and authentic yogis should begin again. Recreate the yoga movement that has sunk to the bottom. Raise it up with the same practices yogis have engaged in for thousands of years by returning to the core teachings. Make it shine.
by Anna Sheinman on Feb 6, 2012
You can’t wreck your body if you’re practicing Yoga!
by Hilary Lindsay on Feb 3, 2012
I have been complicit by ignorance. Things often have a cost we didn’t suspect. We cannot be aware of everything. This is the cost of living. To be aware of every transgression and to make it a business to fight every transgression is a full time and sorrowful job.
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 27, 2012
“Is this what yoga has to be like now for us –– for Americans? Has our intense, ‘Go-Go-Go’ over-achieving attitude overflowed into an ancient Indian practice intended to release the ego and calm our minds?”
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 24, 2012
A review on the New York Times article: How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body by one yogi in Mumbai India.
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 22, 2012
If we can learn to practice nonviolence, nongrasping, contentment and passion in the yoga studio, we can learn to practice nonviolence, nongrasping, contentment and passion in the rest of our lives; if we can learn to slow down and value the subtleness of the body, we can learn to slow down and value the subtleness of the moment; if we can place more value on a strong supple foundation than on a flashy exterior, then we can make better choices as individuals and as a nation
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 17, 2012
After being a competitive athlete for so many years, I yearned for something that would keep my body and mind engaged. Once I established a consistent practice, it didn’t take long for me to realize the endless amounts of opportunity that yoga could provide in the physical and mental arenas.
Before yoga, my body wasn’t open, I had very little upper body strength and my balance was less than solid. But through my practice, I quickly gained strength, flexibility, balance, and most importantly, a new sense of mindfulness and patience that truly changed my life.
by Ramesh Bjonnes on Jan 16, 2012
“Today many schools of yoga are just about pushing people,” Black said. “You can’t believe what’s going on — teachers jumping on people, pushing and pulling and saying, ‘You should be able to do this by now.’ It has to do with their egos.”
by Hannah Siegle on Jan 14, 2012
Another take on the article “How Yoga Can Wreck Your Body.”
by Daniel Simpson on Jan 13, 2012
My first encounter with yoga was in India, but we weren’t performing postures on a mat. I was sitting round a fire smoking dope with dreadlocked sadhus.
by Hannah Siegle on Jan 7, 2012
Yoga does have enormous potential to cause injury and it frightens me at times to see students put their trust in teachers who have little or no training especially in areas such as anatomy, assisting, and sequencing.
by S.V. Pillay on Oct 19, 2011
The president is set to make a decision on the pipeline by the end of this year. Here are three things that every American should know about it.
by Waylon Lewis on Jul 18, 2011
Even the heights of Fame? Fleeting. Video. Music: Justice. Phillip Mendonça-Vieira: “The nytimes they are a-changin’” “Due to an errant cron task that ran twice an hour from September 2010 to July 2011, I accidentally collected about 12,000 screenshots of the front page of the nytimes.com…” …read the rest here.
by Nadine McNeil on Jun 17, 2011
…why do we have this incessant need to place ourselves and others within the confines of a box? What does outrage me is when systems that are intended to educate and enlighten, by virtue of their actions instead perpetuate such lines of exclusion and divide.
by elephantjournal.com on Jun 13, 2011
ChicoBag is being sued by three major plastic bag manufacturers…
by elephantjournal.com on May 9, 2011
We are being told that a reviled murderer has been murdered during a “badass” raid on a luxurious compound outside Islamabad. by tharealMrGreen Think I’m Crazy? At Least You’re Thinking. As with any big! exciting! important! breaking! news story everyone needs to know about, no one seems to have much of a clue about what’s [...]
by Waylon Lewis on May 2, 2011
I can’t wait to see this movie. Old media dying; New media is rudderless. Page One Inside: The New York Times – Official Trailer. “…I don’t think so!” ~ David Carr During the most tumultuous time for media in generations, filmmaker Andrew Rossi gains unprecedented access to the newsroom at The New York Times. For [...]
by elephantjournal.com on May 2, 2011
Project Surya invites you to be a part of an international Karma Yoga event: 108 sun salutations dedicated to the victims of the Japan disasters, May 6th 2011.
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 20, 2011
Here’s a cheap, not-at-all-easy high: skip two hours of sleep a night for two weeks. It’s “the cognitive equivalent of being legally drunk.”
by Tamara Star on Mar 17, 2011
This is the only hard to watch thing I am posting here. Use the blue slider in the middle to see the before and after pictures of Japan.
I post this because maybe we can all wake up now and realize that what we’ve been doing to our world matters.
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 7, 2011
If anything, the philosophies behind yoga and the love it cultivates invites us to challenge what yoga means to us personally and wher…
by elephantjournal.com on Feb 3, 2011
Yoga does not belong to anyone. It never will…
by Leigha Butler on Sep 16, 2010
Consider this introductory paragraph, taken from a New York Times article entitled “Islam Comes to Washington,” by Jane Otten: The Moslem call to prayer may soon be a familiar sound in Washington, for the finishing touches are being put on the first mosque to be built in the nation’s capital. Conceived and financed jointly by [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Aug 3, 2010
I was in the bath reading the Sunday NY Times the other day, when… I was startled to see two of my longtime Buddhist sangha friends staring at my hot, wet, hairy self. Good god, I shouted! What’s going on? Get out of here! Putting down my fifth of scotch, nearly empty, I was happy [...]
by Roseanne Harvey on Aug 2, 2010
The New York Times has launched an apparent blitzkrieg on yoga in recent weeks, culminating in the widely discussed feature article on “Yoga Mogul” John Friend and Anusara Yoga last week. While obsessive, this kind of coverage isn’t unprecedented, and Roseanne over at it’s all yoga, baby is starting to think that maybe this is [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Jul 28, 2010
OMY! #yogadork #yogadork #yogadork! Congrats! Huge! Click the above photo for article. She’s been one of my favorite writers in any genre for at least a year, now, and we’ve even been secret facebook friends (her actual identity has been secret, until now, to most of her #yogadork fans). Tweet congrats to…Jennilyn…up, and remember your [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jul 25, 2010
Marilyn Monroe does Yoga? New York Times: “The Subtle Body,” “The Great Oom.” The New York Times on the story of Yoga coming to America: “Indefatigable Charlatans.” (sounds like an awesome name for a garage band) Some great quotes via teachers of yoga: “The purpose of yoga is to prepare us from getting cheated; to [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Jun 6, 2010
It is BP’s Fault: 97%?! (see below). But it’s ours, too. Click the above photo of the Oil Spill Bird to get to my latest Huff Post column, then the NY Times’ slideshow. Obama is gifted a Great Big Moment by the Fates. Will he flub it? Will America take the lessons of 9/11 (don’t [...]
by Nadia Ballas-Ruta on Jan 20, 2010
Today, while doing my usual reading of the online version of The New York Times, I came across an article with the following title: Therapists Report Increase in Green Disputes. I was intrigued because I had images of neighbors or communities having disagreements with one another about how to help the environment. Visions of towns [...]
by elephantjournal.com on Jan 3, 2010
Fur is alive and well. …Judging by a single section of today’s Sunday New York Times, that is: [slide]
by Michael Levin on Sep 28, 2009
It’s thrilling to hear that Nobel laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi will be speaking at Naropa University. Coincidentally, Harvard University just announced that their hugely popular class, Justice , led by Michael Sandel, will now be available online. So, what will be discussed?
by elephantjournal.com on Sep 7, 2009
Obama’s speech to America’s children “good,” says Newt Gingrich. A reader at the Gainesville Sun spoke, I think, for all Americans: If our children are forbidden to listen to a 20 minute speech by their president (and yes, he is everyone’s president), then just who can they listen to? When President George H.W. Bush spoke [...]
by Michael Levin on Apr 21, 2009
Do you love bikes? I do. I bicycle commute whenever possible. And, I ride bikes just for fun. Niles runs Recycled Cycles in Gainesville, FL. He told me I’d probably like reading about bikes at the Rivendell website when he saw my old Dawes Galaxy bike I’ve had since college.
I was browsing the Rivendell website today and noticed that today is the last day that the Rivendell folks will match funds you donate to SOIL with credit at their bike store. Here’s the background: SOIL is an organization that helps Haitians by converting human waste into compost.
by elephantjournal.com on Apr 10, 2009
Great editorial in the New York Times today by Thomas Friedman about how Costa Rica, a poor country with little reason or history to care for it’s seemingly endless natural biodiversity, turned it’s governance and people’s habits toward sustainability back in the 1990s. Inspiring, because I want to get involved in politics someday (soon), and [...]
by Waylon Lewis on Mar 30, 2009
We’ve all read the lists. How to green this and that. Top 10 Eco whatever. Still, many of us haven’t got off our derriers and done something, anything. Step by step, cheapest and easiest first, you’ll save money and get to feel smug…all while doing your part to stop effing the world for your grandchildren [...]