Whether you realize it or not, we give ourselves prescriptions for better health and well-being, perhaps even more mojo, all the time. Be it a new exercise routine, or an eating habit, a financial budget, a morning routine, or even…a yoga challenge, we can always come up with an idea and a plan for some form of “medicine” that we believe will better ourselves. Just think about it: how many prescriptions for more mojo have you come up with for yourself this year?
Are you ready for summer yet? Now that we're in the full swing of spring, it's high time to start dusting off the winter cobwebs (if you haven't already) and getting into a sunny summer state of mind. So, whether you're a surfer or beach bunny or lawn jockey, everyone can tap into that happy outdoors mindset with this week's #FreeVideoFriday: Yoga for Surfers with Jean Marie Johnson!
Ok, pop quiz time. How well do you know your dogs? By that I mean your yoga dogs, of course! Yoga is all about dogs: downward facing ones, upward facing ones, three legged ones, and on and on. They’re a huge part of our practice on the mat, so let’s turn our spotlight on them to get our puppy mojo working!
It can really be damn hard to stay focused, especially when we have a big vision with lots of accompanying goals and things to do every single day. No matter what our direction in life, we can easily become so overwhelmed with things that we have to do and want to do, that we might even forget momentarily what it’s like to be in a state of focus. This sort of multitasking existence leads us to touching upon many things, yes, but never truly giving any one thing our full attention.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever experienced a back problem. Yeah, me too. Our backs are so critically important to our wellbeing and our ability to operate in the world. And yet, how much do you really know about your own spine? Do you know how your yoga practice affects it? Well, by more popular demand this week we’re bringing to you an updated series shining light on our splendiferous spines!
Some of you might remember the Sutra Sagacity series from back in the days of Infinity Crossing. Well, partly because some of you asked for it, and partly because I feel the philosophy and psychology of yoga is vastly undervalued against the fun and immediacy of the physical practice, we are happily resurrecting, revamping, and updating this series here for you, the MOJO Mob. You see, the lessons we learn from our yoga practice can transform how and why we live our lives the way we do, driving us to live with more mojo off the mat and even design our own MOJO Life. So, whether this in-depth look at the wisdom of yoga is new to you or a review, I know there are fresh nuggets of knowledge for us all to glean here.
“Find a comfortable seat.”
It’s one of the first things we often hear in a yoga class or video, right before we dive into some form of introspection, breath work, or meditation. Raise your hand if this makes you say, “Aw, crrrrap.”
If your hand is up, trust me, you’re in good company. Whether we’re yoga practitioners and/or teachers we can all be so eager to get to the “fun” stuff in yoga asana practice (Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana, anyone?) that we’ll blow right through the foundational stuff, gritting our teeth through the pain and frustration of simple challenges unsolved...
Spring has sprung and plenty of mojo is in the air. I’m betting that you, like me, have plenty of spring cleaning projects on your mind. And, like it or not, the coming of spring also means that the first quarter of the year is pretty much in the books, calling on us to pause and reflect for a moment. After all, just as you might do that big spring (or other seasonal) cleaning, go to the doctor for a periodic check-up, or even take your car in for a tune-up, it’s ever so wise to do a lifestyle design and goals check-in on the regular. And that’s just what I’m going to help you do this week!
This week, MOJO Mob, we need your help. You see, we always want to hear from you, and love it when we do. But this week in particular, we really want to hear your thoughts to help us better serve you through MOJO in the future. So, pretty please, take a few moments to let us know what’s on your mind. It’ll really help us out. Thanks a million!
This week we’re taking a look at simple ways to put things in proper perspective, as it’s just so darn easy to get caught up in the toils of life, make mountains of molehills, or even start to think of ourselves as grand masters of the universe. Living can be exhausting like that, right? That’s why you and I do this work with yoga, meditation, and personal development. It always draws us back to a place of equanimity, balance, and the inner peace that comes from freeing ourselves of the grip of emotional and circumstantial extremes. This week’s blog and podcast shed more light on this critical aspect of our practices.
What's your routine when you're down? We give a lot of attention to our everyday routines in building our ideal MOJO Life of greater health and happiness. Yet, how much thought have you ever given to what happens when you crash and burn? Whether due to illness, or a physiological condition, or a mental or emotional nosedive, we all go down from time to time. And I'd be willing to bet that you have a "down routine," meaning a set of comfort behaviors that you default to in a physical, mental, or emotional wreck. So, what is your down routine?
This week's most popular episode presents for us a topic that is hopefully as helpful for you as it has been for me, especially as we start to enter the grind period of the year: where we feel pretty far from our new year’s goal setting and still so far from the finish line. Whenever I start to drag and want to quit, or happen to tumble right of the good life wagon altogether, I just remind myself of the essence of this post. We might be damned if we do, but we’ll most certainly be damned if we don’t. So we might as well do, and get our mojo working once more!
I think it’s safe to say we’ve all gotten a prescription from a doctor at some point in our lives. For most of us, it’s quite easy to follow along with taking it, too. I mean, under the authority of a doctor it feels fairly obligatory to take the prescribed medicine, or even foolish not to, doesn’t it? But what about our own prescriptions?
This week, we bring you another super special treat in the form of a free peek into the Find Your MOJO Challenge!
We hope you enjoy doing today's challenge. And if you do, come join us for the full course, which you can start and work on anytime, at your own pace! There are 2 ways to join:
This week, we bring you another super special treat in the form of a free peek into the Find Your MOJO Challenge! Today's exercise is to give mojo to someone else in the form of random acts of kindness. So, watch today's challenge video and listen to The MOJO Show to learn more about how you can give mojo to others today.
The Find Your MOJO Challenge is in full swing, and we are so loving this opportunity to share with you, the MOJO Mob, our strategies for helping you design life the way you intend to live it…and making that life a reality every day! We’re so pumped on this challenge in fact, that we’ve suspended our normal content plan. That’s right. We figured, we’re putting so much work into this challenge, and the tips and guidance we’re offering within it are so valuable…why the heck would we feature anything else right now?
At the start of a new year our thoughts often turn to the things to which we feel true devotion: our loved ones, our health, our happiness, and our dreams. We have so many things we’d like to accomplish, experience, and bring to fruition in this one life! And thoughts like these are why such a phenomenon as “new year’s resolutions” even exists. Yet, we all know the dismal success rate of those strobe light intentions, as I’m going to start calling them. You know, they’re mostly momentary flashes of brilliance surrounded by oceans of darkness. So, if our “resolutions” are sparked by the things to which we feel deep devotion and for which we have long desired, why do we often so utterly fail at keeping up with them?
As the calendar year 2015 comes to close, we pause to reflect…on how the hell this year went by so fast! Well, at least that’s what I’m thinking. While each year seems to fly by faster than the next, we can feel like we’re struggling just to keep pace and accomplish something, anything that we set out to do in a reasonable space of time. That’s one of the biggest reasons why we started the practicing lifestyle design in our own lives: so we could take some conscious control over the shape of our lives, and start living the lifestyle of our dreams rather than muddling through life as it’s handed to us
For all their festive merriment, the holidays can sneakily steal away our source of inner peace before we know it. Fighting to maintain a consistent yoga practice and the MOJO Life that springs from it can be a death match in which the brawny holidays are heavy favorites for the win. So, to ever root for the underdog, we present to you our 12 Ways of MOJO: our top 12 struggles with keeping our mojo alive during the holiday season, some of our top antidotes, and a free video feature for each one from us to you for extra support this week…
Ever feel a little like Austin Powers there? Of course, I’m not talking exclusively about the sexy kind of mojo he’s missing, but instead about all the mojo that fuels your life: the kind of mojo that makes every moment worthy of a “Yeah, baby!” You know by now that this is really what we’re all about here at MOJO: helping you find your mojo to create a life you love to live.