Monthly Archives: January 2009

What will they think of next? “Sex advice from yogis”

Posted by ebean

In this interesting article published at Nerve.com, a few yoga people discuss sex, love, yoga, relationships, and um, more of that stuff…  You kind of just have to read it.

“Sex advice from yogis”

More from the psychedelic archives: The 13th Floor Elevators

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13th Floor Elevators “You’re Gonna Miss Me”

“Psychedelics in Light of the Yoga Sutras” and the epic “Wave Speech”

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An interesting article posted at Reality Sandwich:
Psychedelics in Light of the Yoga Sutras

…and just for fun, Hunter S. Thompson’s “Wave Speech” in the film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas


Your heart is connected to your @%*

posted by ebean

Shannon Galpin’s nice little article on the possible discovery of mula bandha in an anusara yoga class:

My Heart Is Connected to My What?!

Legs quivering, I breathed deeply in an effort to distract my brain from the aching building in my thighs. Fighting the internal pleading in my head to relax, instead I inhaled and lunged more deeply. Body twisting with palms pressing together, my heart spun open towards the sky. Just hold on a minute longer.

My summer has been spent contemplating such conundrums. Relax or persevere? Give up or suffer through…
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Hey guys, what do you wear to a yoga class?

posted by ebean

Published: January 29, 2009
Men now have more clothing options for yoga — good news for those awkward positions.

The World According to Monsanto Trailer

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The World According to Monsanto Trailer

Barack Obama responds to vegan question (Subtitled)

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Barack Obama responds to vegan question (Subtitled)

The Easiest Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe Ever (and it’s vegan & gluten-free too!)

Posted by ebean

This is just about the easiest cookie recipe I have ever used.  The original inspiration is from the Country Life Vegetarian Cookbook.  I like to make my peanut butter cookies with chocolate or carob chips, gluten-free, and sugar/honey free…

Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Easy pleasy vegan gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

Easy pleasy vegan gluten-free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3/4 c.  Maple, Agave, Brown Rice Syrup, or Honey (I read somewhere that honey inhibits protein absorption in vegans.  It scarred me.)
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1 1/2 c. Peanut Butter (Organic or natural without partially hydrogenated oils!)
  • 1/4 c. Oil
  • 1 c.  Whole wheat flour (I used rice flour to make it gluten-free.)
  • 1 c.  Oat flour (Again, I went gluten-free and used a really good gluten-free pancake & waffle mix by Cherrybrook Kitchen.)
  • Optional chocolate or carob chipsGluten-free dreams

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350F.  Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.  Form dough balls with your hands that are a little smaller than a golf ball.  But really, you can make the cookies whatever size you want as these won’t spread.  Place balls of dough on an oiled cookie sheet or parchment paper.  Smash each ball with a fork.  Bake for about 15 minutes, more or less.  Yum!

When women ruled the world (or at least part of it)

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This historical excerpt is from a totally priceless Norwegian textbook from the 50′s on fashion and fashion history. I found it somewhere in the mountains last time I needed time away from civilization, and copied it word by word as I thought this had to be shared (although some men seem to feel… threatened by evidence like this).

A couple of millenniums of antiquity give me the freedom to reproduce this text, in which the priestess of Mallorca talks with a Greek refugee about the Hellenic male-dominated society:

She asked: “Who can this male god-father be? Fathers are instruments a woman uses because she feels like it, and to be a mother”. She laughed with disdain and shouted: “I have never heard anything like that before! This is truly brilliant… fathers! I guess the Hellenic fathers nurse their children themselves also, sow the land, pollinate the fig trees, legislate and carry out all the other female chores.”

She tramped down impatiently, and her face turned dark in anger. “It is the woman, not the man who decides. She is the hand, he always the tool. She commands, he obeys. Isn’t the woman the one who chooses and conquers the man, with her sweetness and her scent, and orders him to lie down on his back? And then she rides on top of him like a wild horse she has tamed, enjoys with him and then walks away from him like a dead body? Isn’t the woman the one who rules the den and -if any of her lovers displease her with laziness and obstinacy- warns him three times before she commands him to collect his belongings, and disappear in the men’s shelter?”

Yoga is hard!

posted by ebean

Youtube video confession:  “Yoga is hard!!!”