Last week, for the first time in history, a song was broadcast from another planet. The NASA rover Curiosity beamed a tune all the way from Mars. Amazing! And so it must have been a painstaking decision-making process when NASA officials finally chose will.i.am’s new single “Reach for the Stars” to be played 330 million miles away. Perhaps they figured that’s just far away enough for us not to hear it! Ba-dum tsh.
In 2008, NASA beamed the Beatles’ “Across the Universe” into the cosmos to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the song, which happened to be the same day Maharishi Mahesh passed. Not for nothing, but from our teeny tiny section of the universe we’d like to offer up a little “Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu” in honor of the late Georg Feuerstein. Or at least a little Bowie. So, is there life on Mars? Has anyone seen what Wall-E’s up to lately?
Hey, it’s September, everyone. Here we are! Where are we?
Here’s What Happened This Week In Yoga:
Remember the Spice Girls? Meet their newest prospective member, Yogi Spice! Yogi Spice: Russell Brand and Spice Girl Geri Halliwell Make a Yogic ‘Spiritual Connection’
Speaking of spice, the 2012 presidential election is heating up. Yoga’s Off The Mat is there, but can they keep it cool? Huffington Post Makes Headlines for Free Yoga ‘Oasis’ at RNC
It’s another Guess Who Said It! Robert Downey, Jr., Colin Farrell, Charlie Sheen or Russell Crowe? YogiQuotes: Guess Who Said It? Bad Boys Edition
And if you don’t already have will.i.am or the Spice Girls in your head. Break out your ‘Intention Joint.’ Because They Got High: Yogis Roll and Smoke ‘Intention Joints’ at Yoga Festival
Here’s one way to piss off a police officer. ‘Walking Dead’ Actor Charged with DUI Suggests Yoga as Sobriety Test
Because pregnant Drew Barrymore is cute and prenatal yoga is awesome. Drew Barrymore, Cute Prenatal Yoga Mama
We were sad to report the passing of yoga scholar Georg Feuerstein. He left much for us to ponder in his 30+ books, articles and countless contributions to the yoga world. We think this is a good place for all of us to start, and return to time and again. Ethical Guidelines for Yoga Teachers by Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.
Intimidated by meditation? Don’t know where to start? This is a Must Read. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Training For Meditation
Happy September, kids!
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