The westernized yoga experience as lived by an Indian student in NYC. This post made me laugh. AND it features PJ Harvey.
“I walk into yoga class today, the only discernible Indian body as usual, and as I roll out the mat, the space I will root in and grow from for the next hour, this is what the yoga teacher says:
“…and to those of you who want sanskrit names (wtf), I want to let you know that I am authorized to give you a sanskrit name (wtf 2 the infinite power), so if you want a sanskrit name come see me after class, all I need is your current name and your birth date. Let’s begin, my name is Shubhabakti/Katy, breathe in nah-mah-sthay.” read more
Today is the 15th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death. Elephantbeans celebrates his life because if it wasn’t for the teenage angst, we wouldn’t be here looking for some hope.
After all, the band’s name was Nirvana, whereas the cover of their latest studio album In Utero was created by visionary artist and vajrayana practitioner Alex Grey (AKA the guy behind Sacred Mirrors, who’s also done tons of artwork for Tool).
Here’s a little clip of a great interview with Kurt, on how it all seems to be about looking for a purpose in life:
Here at Elephantbeans, we have a good laugh, but never in a mean way. We totally honor that there are many paths to truth, etc, and we often will poke fun at ourselves as well… We want to recognize that it takes a lot of guts to put something up on the internet, especially when it isn’t anonymous (we look a bit sheepish). Okay, all that said, here are some Positive Vibrations because there is a lot of “good juice in the room”.