Category Archives: What we listen to

The Western Yoga Experience

The foremost Western Yogi

The foremost Western Yogi

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

Give birth to a smile

Roger Waters…

Yoga: Is it exercise religion? (and what Kate had for breakfast)

A five-minute NPR interview with Kate Churchill and Nick Rosen of Enlighten Up.

From NPR:
Film Asks If Nirvana Through Yoga Is Possible

All Things Considered, April 4, 2009 · A new film, “Enlighten Up,” takes a look at whether yoga really is the spiritual experience it’s cracked up to be. Host Robert Smith talks to filmmaker Kate Churchill and subject Nick Rosen about the documentary.   listen here

15th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death

In Utero cover by Alex Grey

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:




Ash Wednesday

posted by ebeans

Elvis Perkins “Ash Wednesday”

What I’m listening to: Top Itunes Songs

Posted by Unsinkablemoo

These aren’t new songs but I love them just the same and when I looked on my itunes, they were the songs I listen to the most:

Supermassive Black Hole by Muse -Want to pump yourself up?  It’s even my ring tone.
Hold You In My Arms by Ray LaMontagne – I put this one on repeat, daydream and sigh.  (Cheesy I know)

Beautiful Child by Rufus Wainwright – I imagine myself standing at the top of a mountain with my arms out

What are you listening to?

Good morning monday! Neutral Milk Hotel’s best cover poll

In the airplane over the sea turns out to be a furiously popular song for amatuer covers on youtube.  From the bad to the painful, to the actually kind of good, here are our favorites:

(that “soft and sweet” bit is a killer)

CUCA

GORRAMDOLL

MELISSA & BRIAN MESKO

SHELLEYY

FERALNERD

UMBRELLAHATS

Who does it best?  You decide…

The original by Neutral Milk Hotel

Top pop-culture gurus

Posted by Wherehaveyoubean

The Elephantbeans crew is pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously fit and flexible. And we plan on finding out what that is.

Here are some memorable clips of our favorite popular culture heroes, who never fail to inspire us in the path of the spiritual warrior:

-Derek Zoolander

-Yoda

-Tyra Banks

-Beth Ditto & The Gossip

Disclaimer: Positive Vibrations

Posted by ebean

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”.

download your dog

posted by freebean

yogis everywhere now have the option of downloading mp3s of yoga and meditation classes, using a donation based system in which you pay what you can.