“If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.”
~ Maya Angelou
~ Maya Angelou
Had a blast running and practicing on Golfito Bay the other day. Look forward to sharing more about the Osa Peninsula soon!
Jerry has been practicing transcendental meditation for 41 years. Here are his insights. Enjoy and leave a comment below.
Photograph by Danielle Lussier of Lucid Practice.
~ Anna Quindlen
Photograph by Danielle Lussier of Lucid Practice.
In this short video, Danners of Lucid Practice reveals her pottery process. Using several vantage points and no words, Danners briefly takes us into her world of pottery. Sometimes we take for granted the amazing pieces that are made from a slab of clay. Enjoy this video and leave a comment or question about the […]
Yoga Blogger Interview: Tonya of Ultima Healing Today is second week of our 8 week interview series where we’ll present interviews of 8 influential yoga bloggers. We ask 8 engaging questions and we release an interview every Saturday at 8am US EST. For our second interview, we were pleased to interview Tonya of Ultima Healing. We connected […]
A cool vibe for this wintry weather.
With at least 18 grams per serving, these meals prove vegetarians can have their protein and eat it too. Click to check out these vegetarian meals packed with protein.
Derrick Coleman, who was discussed earlier here on LP, is a deaf fullback for the Super Bowl bound Seattle Seahawks. It is no surprise that he has inspired countless people around the country with his story, but read here to see how he responded to a young fan’s letter. It brought a huge smile to […]
Carrying a Woman, A Short Zen Story Two monks were returning to the monastery in the evening. It had rained and there were puddles of water on the road sides. There was a beautiful young woman standing there, unable to walk accross because a large puddle of water. The elder of the two monks went […]
Why meditate? When you sit still and watch your thoughts rise and fall, without commenting, without criticizing or editing, gradually your mind, which before was a no-fly zone, becomes your inner neighborhood, a place you like to visit, a clean, well-lit garden, free of fear and tension. Via Dharma Forest
In April 2011 one of my best friends, Owen Thomas, committed suicide. I miss him more than words can describe. Earlier this week I heard another case of a Penn athlete taking her life.
“There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil,” Bill Gates wrote this summer. That’s quite an endorsement—and it gave a jolt of fame to Smil, a professor emeritus of environment and geography at the University of Manitoba. In a world of specialized intellectuals, Smil is an ambitious and astonishing […]
The present moment is changing so fast that we often do not notice its existence at all. Every moment of mind is like a series of pictures passing through a projector. Some of the pictures come from sense impressions. Others come from memories of past experiences or from fantasies of the future. Mindfulness helps us […]
~ Sonya Parker
Juba is the capital and largest city of the Republic of South Sudan. It also serves as the capital of Central Equatoria, one of the ten states of South Sudan. The city is situated on the White Nile and functions as the seat and metropolis of Juba County. (Wiki)
Check out Sightsmap.com Sightsmap is a sightseeing popularity heatmap overlayed on Google Maps, based on crowdsourcing: the number of Panoramio photos taken at each place in the world. The goal of the site is to find and explore places interesting for tourism and sightseeing. The most popular places are shown on the map with an appropriate crowd-sourced name, attached links, […]
The hand might look like an X-ray from the doctor’s office, but it is actually a cloud of material ejected from a star that exploded. NASA’s NuSTAR spacecraft has imaged the structure in high-energy X-rays for the first time, shown in blue. Lower-energy X-ray light previously detected by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory is shown in […]
Yoga is a science and breathing is a respiratory function essential for us to survive. When you combine the two, yoga and breathing, you reap amazing health benefits. Yogic breathing improves respiratory function, it cleanses the organs from toxins, increases blood circulation, and revitalizes the mind helping in decision making. Fitness Republic describes 5 great […]
Frames of Life from Günther Gheeraert on Vimeo.
“Patience is a hard discipline. It is not just waiting until something happens over which we have no control: the arrival of the bus, the end of the rain, the return of a friend, the resolution of a conflict. Patience is not a waiting passivity until someone else does something. Patience asks us to live […]
Via Imgur Rome is a city and special comune in Italy. Rome is the capital of Italy and also of the homonymous province and of the region of Lazio. With 2.7 million residents in 1,285.3 km2 (496.3 sq mi), it is also the country’s largest and most populated comune and fourth-most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits.
Training for sport competition is rapidly changing. Fifteen years ago almost every team was using weights as their main training focus. Today, training is about explosiveness, hip flexibility, and sport-specific (in some cases, position-specific) training. Greg Bishop wrote a great piece for the NYT detailing Stanford’s world class training program that includes weights, hot yoga, […]
“I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still […]
Here’s another arrow — or astra, if you will — in the quiver arguing for allowing yoga and meditation in schools and for kids and young adults. It is an Op-Ed from the San Francisco Chronicle. The author, David Kirp, is a well-respected professor at UC Berkeley who has a reputation for telling things like they are […]
Tynan compiles five reasons why he would recommend traveling in Japan. #5 was interesting, this is a great way to get around Japan as a backpacker or traveler: 5. It has the Almighty Train Pass The subways in Japan are around the same price as subways anywhere, but the inter-city trains, especially the bullet trains, […]
Asana is a Sanskrit word that loosely translates as “poses” or “postures” in English. Asana is one of the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga. When the average Westerner thinks of yoga, they think of the asanas. It’s great to see that so many Westerners are finding yoga but we also feel that as a result, yoga has become […]
Yamas and Niyamas Discussion: Tapas and Yoga The yamas and niyamas Overview: The Yamas and Niyamas are the first two limbs of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras — this post will discuss the niyama called tapas. The yamas and niyamas can accurately be described as ten guidelines to purifying life and reaching true freedom and mental emancipation. The […]
Via DailyCupofYoga and The Huffington Post
Via (designweneed) Simon Dale is a family man in Wales, the western part of Great Britain. His interest in self-sustainability and an ecological awareness led him to dig out and build his own home—one of the loveliest, warmest, most inviting dwellings you could ever imagine. And it cost him only £3,000, about $4,700 American dollars! […]