secret or not so secret yogis

Thanks Amandla!! Teen Stress Reducing Meditation

Thanks Amandla!! Teen Stress Reducing Meditation

via jezebel / the muse: “To go along with her recent Teen Vogue cover, actress and activist Amandla Stenberg directed, scored, illustrated, and edited a beautiful video designed ‘to help you slow down and feel a little bit more present.’” pass it on

JANE GOODALL

JANE GOODALL

Jane Goodall’s unique ability to empathize and communicate with the primates she studied transformed the way scientists perceived of the natural world.  With her comforting presence and globe-spanning influence, Jane Goodall embodies the power and strength that comes from striving to live true to your own […]

ELENA URIOSTE

ELENA URIOSTE

via AL.com, “It’s a  nearly imperceptible movement, but when violinist Elena Urioste is on stage, she often roots her feet to the floor, spreading her weight evenly as she breathes deeply.  Bringing that subtle attention to her stance helps Urioste overcome nerves and remain focused […]

SUZY FAVOR HAMILTON

SUZY FAVOR HAMILTON

A three-time track and field Olympian (and former Las Vegas call girl) Suzy Favor Hamilton has recently opened up about her experience suffering from bipolar disorder.  Yoga and running have greatly helped her manage symptoms like thrill-seeking highs, anxiety, depression, and mania: “my vices that keep me […]

SRI K PATTABHI JOIS

SRI K PATTABHI JOIS

Sri K Pattabhi Jois is an Indian yoga teacher who developed a popular vinyasa style of yoga called Ashtanga Yoga.  Born in 1915, Jois passed away on the 18th of May, 2009.  He established the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute in 1948 in Mysore, India, the […]

KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR

KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR

  “I believe that yoga is one of the reasons that I was able to play as long and as healthy as I did.  Yoga is somewhat hard to quantify in terms of benefit because you see them in all the injuries you don’t get. […]

Hanuman

Hanuman

Hanuman is a monkey deity renown for his courage, power, and faithful, selfless service. Wrestlers, body builders, and bachelors often look to him for guidance because of his great strength, but Hanuman’s true message is one of co-existence. The yoga pose named after Hanuman is […]

DANICA PATRICK

DANICA PATRICK

  Looking through Danica’s instagram account I can tell she’s living yoga.  Sunflowers, beautiful delicious food, friends, nature…not to mention her sick inversions!  It was hard to find a quote from Danica on why she practices yoga, most of the news outlets were more focused […]

BONNIE RAITT

BONNIE RAITT

“I have found so many benefits from my yoga practice… I love the calming effect it has on my mind and nervous system.  I was raised in the Quaker tradition, and yoga provides a similar path to achieving quiet, centering on your true spirit, and […]

Matsyendra

Matsyendra

Matsya literally means “fish” and he represents the Hindu god Vishnu in the form of a fish.  There are lots of stories about Matsya, he’s described as rescuing the first man, Manu, from a great flood. I’m a little confused about whether Matsya and Matsyendra […]