The life youʼre living is the yoga youʼre doing.™
We think youʼve got the stuff and we want you to share the yoga you’re living with some fun and though-provoking blogging for The Magazine of Yoga.
Hundreds of our pages are liked on facebook, tweeted, pinged, blogged, and read by people just like you everyday - thousands of readers in over 30 countries – and we’re growing fast! We think it would be great if you came, too.
Weʼre publishing first-person, personal accounts of real-life and practice. (We’re not likely to publish your pilgrimage to India, but we’d love to read your account of your argument with your co-worker, and how it felt to really recognize yourself in that.)
Remember our themes
Allow them to focus your writing:
• Real Life is Real Yoga™
• Committed Non-judgment – Itʼs Always You
• Practice More and Practice More Personally
(see About The Magazine of Yoga to read more on these themes)
Study after study has shown that positive feelings are literally life giving. There are plenty of other places where people can read depressing, cynical, and melodramatic stories that suck the energy out of us and exploit our fears.
The Magazine of Yoga provides a steady rss of positive news without dumbing down real life. We trust our readers; theyʼre smart, hard-working, and thoughtful. We donʼt talk down to them, we donʼt draw conclusions for them. Weʼre all writing for our peers.
Take notes. Draft. Write honestly. Edit thoughtfully.
As Cheryl Crow sang, “Every day is a winding road.” Our choices donʼt unfold in an unerring ascent into bliss. Thereʼs the flash of light, then thereʼs peeling the potatoes, and everybodyʼs got to eat. Daily life is the core orientation of The Magazine of Yoga.
Describe what you do and go through as you come to understand your own motivations and actions. Pay attention to what you think of, are reminded of, and feel about yourself and life.
Balance serious self-examination with a sense of humor.
Writing is yoga, too. Your work might describe an epiphany or a gradual recognition. It can be a series of quiet moments or an account of being smacked by a wave.
Though the pieces should ultimately be uplifting, itʼs fine to get there by including the doubt and despair that inevitably arise. Be your lovely human self.
Relax. Shake it out. Write it down. We look forward to reading and sharing your work!
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Want to do a social/ writing group/ book group community building piece? Get to know each other better and
Get your friends and your fine self published in The Magazine of Yoga!
Send us a collaborative blog entry and let readers all over the world think with you.
If you’ve never been a writing group before, try it!
Get together with friends and relax. Turn on a tape recorder or pass around notepads and pens. Ask the question (see Summer category below) and wait 1 full minute before anybody speaks. (Although groaning and laughter before lapsing into silence and confusion are encouraged.) Talk! Write. Edit. Talk. Write. Edit. Edit.
Pass your results around to each other as an email. Allow edits and further conversation. (Stay with it, explore what comes up, compare experiences.)
Photos welcome, too! Send your work to
The editorial deadline for the Summer Issue is June 1st.
My Ah-Choo Moment
Suddenly I realized, things would have to change…
There you were, going on as though you were getting away with it, or it didn’t matter, or no one would know.
Maybe we’re talking about self deception, relationships, or the job that really wasn’t going to stick even though everyone said you were crazy to walk away. Maybe somebody went too far.
A conversation? A disappointment? The moment when you gave up everything to make it?
Group entries 1500 – 2000 words.
Fine print: all entries become the property of Susan M | Yoga and The Magazine of Yoga for right of first publication.
We may edit. We may not publish everything.
We may publish any content, comments or ideas sent to us.
Name may be withheld by request.
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