Yogaspeak for Men.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Dec 2, 2011
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‘Cause New Age Dicks wanna get laid, too.

We all know 108 yoga people who talk like this. Yes, it’s usually irritating and hollow and equally meaningless:

“We all know that one individual who is incessantly involved in intense intangible spiritual quests and irrefutably infatuated with the ineffable. Well, inadvertent interruptions often introduce themselves…”

Bonus: the next episode, Yoga Player.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & 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. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “Yogaspeak for Men.”

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  2. heeeeyyeaaaah says:


  3. elephantjournal says:

    That's precisely what that video is about—going beneath superficial yoga (in this case, yogaspeak, which we've alllll heard) and connecting with the real heart of the practice. We don't have to yogaspeak to practice yoga…in fact, most of the great practitioners and teachers I know don't talk like a walking cliche. Yoga as lifestyle is superficial—you know, "stupid and cliche."

    That said, thanks for your humor…I thought (and many others) that this was a fun and sharp example of laughing at ourselves, which is always healthy.

    So I'll laugh at myself, and not delete your comment—but I will ask you to read this, and email me waylon at if you'd like to comment again. We don't go in for personal attacks…if you'd focused on your point in more detail, and less about me (I've written plenty of more serious posts on yoga, if you would like to delve beneath superficial observation), we could have a respectful discussion. That's the only kind of discussion we allow on elephant, though we're all for respectful disagreement and criticism—that, too, is helpful. For now you're banned.

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  4. elephantjournal says:

    Comment deleted—the email address Henry used bounced back. ~ W.

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