Tantrum Yoga.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jul 30, 2010
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If toddlers made to-do lists, I am almost positive this is what it would look like.


Temper, Temper.

I practiced diligently as a child, and still do from time to time. My favorite is hands in the air about to throw myself down on the ground if I don’t get dinner soon asana.

“The primary practice of Tantrum Yoga — holding your breath until God gives
you what you want — has been found to be largely ineffective.” ~ Swami Beyondananda (check out his book, Driving Your Own Karma).


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


6 Responses to “Tantrum Yoga.”

  1. Oh, now I understand "Tantra". It's just the Latin plural of "Tantrum". (Veni Vidi Vici to you, too.)

    Who wants to break the news to Ramesh before he writes any more of those Tantra articles?

    Bob Weisenberg

  2. Ramesh says:

    Bob, thanks for reminding me about this missing link in the history of Tantra Yoga. Tantrum Yoga is truly the original form of Tantra. It's been practiced since the beginning of time. It's the original form of Yoga, for sure. I will update my history time line immediately!

  3. The Leardster says:

    It's been a long time, but I used to do screaming Banshee, it would go on for fifteen mitunes striaght, then I would need two to three days of rest. Hardcore pratice.

  4. Elle says:

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  6. onesadhaka says:

    LOL, perfect! I also (unintentionally) practice this form of yoga, from time to time. Thanks for keeping me mindful of that, and making it funny at the same time… : )