Friday, November 13, 2009

The Highly Prestigious and Karmically Significant Floating Glowing Being of Pure Love Award

...before getting this post started, I think I need to say something about a controversy currently raging on other blogs with yoga in their titles...that is, the highly acrimonious subject of competitive yoga...which, to many, is a bit of an oxymoron...so, let me just say right now that you won’t find any of that here....that’s because I happen to be the least competitive yogi on the web...one might even say the World Champion of Non-Competitiveness.............and if there's anybody out there who thinks you’re less competitive than I am, all I can say is bring it, bitch...

...ahem...as loyal readers know, now and then this humble blog receives awards from fellow bloggers...(with very little money changing hands...usually)...and, generally, that involves passing on the award to other deserving bloggers...known as blog love...which I’ve been far too uncooperative and un-loving to do....and so, the time has come to atone...(even though I’ll no doubt end up doing more harm than good by forgetting people who really deserve awards)...so, since nobody’s actually given me any awards lately...drum roll, please...

...Yoga for Cynics is, like, totally thrilled to present the highly prestigious, karmically significant, and not at all tacky Floating Glowing Being of Pure Love Award... redeemable for 15% off orders of $100 or more at participating International House of Yoga™ locations...honoring blogs and bloggers about whom I can think of something funny to say at the moment...

Holly's Earth to Holly is kinda like the blog version of that mellow friendly house where your mellow friendly friends live with their mellow friendly dog...you wanna stop by without calling first, you wanna hang out, you wanna borrow CD’s, you wanna crash on the couch...it’s all good...

Brooks' appropriately titled Yogic Muse is where half the posts here started out as comments...seriously, if this blog ever started making money, I’d worry about a lawsuit if Brooks wasn’t so full of that yogic lovingkindness and stuff...

Melinda's Melindaville offers such well-written, often hair-raising first person accounts of drug abuse, prostitution, and other really serious stuff that all the jokes I can think of are coming out way too offensive...

Iranian poet Human Being at Thus Spake the Crow appears to be further out there than I am...which I find kinda threatening...

Clutterquake is Lydia’s other blog...and it's getting the award instead of her main blog ‘cause that’s how edgy I am...

Seeing Eye Chick at Apocalyptics Anonymous is seriously pissed off...do not fuck with Seeing Eye Chick...she will fuck you up...

Lisa at Ecoyogini practices yoga in Canada, kinda like Roseanne at It’s All Yoga, Baby, which means...jeezus, I’m right on the cusp of making some lame-ass joke about curling, Celine Dion, and locust pose...which means my well of creativity is just about tapped....so that’s all for now...we return you to your previously scheduled internet activity...

19 comments:

Lydia said...

I am honestly truly ecstatically thrilled to take this award over to Clutterquake and post it on the sidebar there. You've outdone yourself with this award, Jay. I'm afraid you've actually made it meaningful!

Eco Yogini said...

Bahahaha.
Celine lives in the states now- LOL. Thank goodness. you guys can KEEP her.

i don't think I get the locust pose part though...

I adore your beautiful, obviously spiritually inspired hand drawn waves of The Light. AWWWEEE-some.

Brooks Hall said...

Yes! Awesome. What you give away, may you thrice receive! Floating and Glowingly yours, Brooks

the walking man said...

Human being...a master at what she does.

Bob Weisenberg said...

I'm less competitive than you are. I only do asana at home for my own enjoyment and only to enhance my reading of the Upanishads.

Now, tennis? That's another story.

Love your new award. Now I know that someday, if I keep writing and blogging, I too might be the proud recipient of a "Floating Glowing Being of Pure Love Award". It will motivate every minute of my blogging life and drive me to greatness.

Thanks for the interesting sites to check out.

Bob Weisenberg
YogaDemystified.com

Bob Weisenberg said...

What are we going to call these for short. "Lovies"? Congratulations on your "Lovie" award?

Bob W.

human being said...

hey Dr. Jay... first i thought you are hacked... i clicked on your name on comments box in my blog just to see a strange page talking about "The Soon Coming Climax
Proof The Bible Is True"...
have you written that stuff?!!!
:D

and then i come through another door to your blog and see i'm awarded by one of the least competitive yogis of the world... an award of love... the least competitive concept in the cosmos... cause it just flows...and feeds... speed does not matter...

and...

human beings like me are not in the least threatening... especially if they are Iranians...
:)
that Iran media illustrate as a threat is not Iran... the rulers are not Iranians... Iran is the land of love... mehr... mitra...


thanks a lot for reading me and understanding me... and also for the appreciation... even if it is a dot (.) in the comments box...
it means a lot to me...
;)

and surely you know about the root of the word yoga?
it comes from the word yogh (also a Persian word)... it's been the device fastening the two oxen used for plowing... the yogh caused them to be one powerful force... it made them united... the way you are uniting your mind and body while practicing yoga... the way you are uniting different souls from different corners of the world...
whenever i read you, i can see how beautiully you practice yoga in all aspects of your life...


love and peace to you my dear friend...


ps.

dear Walking Mark,
i'm blushed... encouragement from masters like you and Dr. Jay gives new wings to a soul who is killed everyday here in this occupied land...

caaw caaw!

roseanne said...

thanks for the lovin'! but yeah, you're going to have to explain the locust pose and canada reference...

i can't wait to check out your other loves... lots of interesting-looking things there.

The Management said...

Lisa and Roseanne: having thought of two stereotypical Canadian things that might be thrown into a lameass yoga-in-Canada joke, I decided I needed something yogic as well...and, unable to think of something both stereotypically Canadian and yogic, I just threw in a random asana...like I said, I was running low...

Thanks for all the comments, folks, and, as for the "Proof of the Bible" thing, I think that's somebody who buys up websites with url's really similar to those of existing sites, and, thus, when a clumsy fingered blogger mistypes a link, you end up there instead of here..

nothingprofound said...

Congratulations to all your (I'm sure) well-deserving recipients. Now I have some new blogs to explore.

Seeing Eye Chick said...

Dr Jay, I am seriously pissed off. So pissed off that I have deprived myself of your presence, and you and other places that offer me the kindness and a peak at compassion I really shouldn't deny myself. I cannot thank you enough for the hilariously true things that you say about me and my humble howl into the multiverse. I wish I was into Yoga, then when I glow, it would not be due to me throwing off flames and sparks of pure rage. But there is love in there somewhere. I guess you knew that. Thanks for seeing threw me and the real me Dr Jay. Thanks for seeing.

Melinda said...

Woo HOO, Jay! You really made my day. Truly--I can think of really no greater honor than being named a 'floating, glowing being of pure love.' I can now die in peace! :)

Thanks Jay!

Melinda

Brooks Hall said...

Now that I am past day one of the incredible rush of having been recognized in such a cool group of blogs--I am in awe of this--I just want to say thanks for reading and being a part of my blog. And I'm glad that you find things there that you might like to think and write about. That's just the best!

earthtoholly said...

Awww, drjay, how sweet of you! I've gotta join Melinda in saying that you've made my day too. And what a cool design--I love it--who knew you were so artsy among all your other talents?! And you're right...all doggies and mellow crashers welcome at ETH. If you aint't mellow when you git here, we'll mellow you out.

I am so sorry to comment ONLY on your award post, but I am full up with Wendy's Frosties and I must hit the Piggly Wiggly before the deer start to clog up the twisty-turny country road I must travel back to...my mom. Eeekers.

Thank you again for your beautiful award and a big congrats to all your other recipients, whom I am honored to be mentioned alongside.

Take care drjay...

Jon said...

good picks for your prize... and I like the narrative too... the least competitive yogi prize should be up next!

Laura Hegfield said...

Hello my fellow blog travelers, inspirers, angels, artists, writers, gentle good HUMANS,

Yesterday I had this wonderful Idea! To create a special blog for American Thanksgiving with gratitude quotes from many people I know...some of you received the request below....My Blogging Co-ConSpiritor Deb Whaley asked me a great question-would I mind if she did the same thing on her blog? OMG...this was the best idea ever! So now I am asking all of you on my blog roll to consider joining in to make this a worldwide BLOGGING GRATITUDE EVENT...I LIKE THE IDEA OF MOBIUS...BECAUSE IT NEVER ENDS...LIKE LOVE...I LIKE THE IDEA OF QUILT BECAUSE IT'S A PATCHWORK OF COLORS AND WORDS STITCHED TOGETHER...AGAIN WITH LOVE... A BLANKET OF GRATITUDE TO WRAP AROUND THE WORLD!

I know that some of you are in other countries and do not celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday November 26 like in the US, but I figure every day is an opportunity to share our gratitude so why not just all do it on the same day?!!!

So below you can read the simple message I put out...my REQUEST TO YOU, IF YOU SHOULD CHOOSE TO ACCEPT THIS LOFTY ASSIGNMENT, IS TO COLLECT A TON OF GRATITUDE QUOTES FROM YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, COLLEAGUES...AND THEN FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO YOUR BLOG BUDDIES...SO THIS WILL GROW AND GROW AND GROW INTO A WORLD WIDE EVENT.

I AM VERY SICK RIGHT NOW...THERE IS NOT A WHOLE LOT I CAN DO PHYSICALLY TO DO TIKKUN OLAM (REPAIR THE WORLD) BUT THIS IS ONE THING I CAN DO...PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS AND MAKE THIS THE MOST AMAZING BLOGGING EFFORT TO WAKE EVERYBODY UP TO THE BLESSINGS THAT ABOUND IN THEIR LIVES...IT IS TOO EASY TO GET CAUGHT UP IN THE DETAILS OF OUR LIVES ...WE NEED SOMETIMES TO BE REMINDED OF HOW WONDERFUL OUR LIVES TRULY ARE.

IF THIS FEELS TOO BIG, TOO OVERWHELMING ...FORGET ABOUT IT...THAT IS NOT MY INTENTION FOR ANYONE...BUT IF IT FEELS LIKE A GOOD HEALTHY CHOICE FOR YOU...THEN PLEASE JOIN ME IN THIS QUEST FOR MORE GRATITUDE, MORE JOY, MORE AWARENESS OF THE GOODNESS INFUSED IN THE WORLD!


LOVE TO ALL,
LAURA

AS most of you know you know by now..I have trouble with language...I worry about my blog...it very important to me...I'm thinking ahead to Thanksgiving...I would like it if all of you special earth angels would right a sentence or two about what you are grateful for in your life...in the moment you recieve this message...or the minute you have time to get to it...but be present in that exact moment when you write. don't think too much...just close eyes...breathe into the moment and allow feeling of gratitude to arise...then write words that flow from you deep well of truth. OK?

then send to me...I publish for thanksgiving blog...I was hoping for interview with cami walker...but not sure that will happen...that ok...life all about changes.

some of you are very present voices online, in books, as teachers, coaches...also just my friends...all voices important...please do this for me, for us for all the world...we all have much to be grateful for....

I know this sacred task I ask of you...I know some of you shy and also busy people...it not take long for you to do this...it mean so much to me and other people when the read what you say...it can even be silly...that fine...happiness a good thing

if you too shy or busy, I understand...but i think this be amazing outpouring of gratitude for world

love to you all

Laura
http://www.shinethedivine.com
Reveal Your Sacred Spark & Realize Your Creative Dreams
...breath by breath...moment by moment...step by step.

Lana Gramlich said...

Congratulations! :)

Grace said...

I don't know Jay, I may be more uncompetitive than you. So much so that your enticement to "bring it, bitch" almost scared me out of commenting:)

Erika C. said...

Just found your blog through some other link, maybe Writerquake?

I do yoga every day but don't blog about it that much. But I saw that you wrote about competitive yoga. There was an article in the NY Times about it. Wow, that is crazy, isn't it?

Thanks for your interesting thoughts.

warmly,
Erika
eachdayisapresent.blogspot.com