Meet Shannon Algeo

Meet Shannon Algeo

In the mood for some inspiration? Need to get more clear on your “Big Why?” Feel like you’re lacking purpose? Well, we’ve got a remedy for you right here this week in our special interview with Shannon Algeo. He’s one of our newest teachers in the MOJO premium library over at myMOJO.tv, and we are positively giddy to have him join us. 

Love Your Yoga Pants, Save Your Goals

Love Your Yoga Pants, Save Your Goals

We all love our yoga pants, that much is pretty clear. But, we’re not going to get too far in our fancy pants if our attention span stops at the seams. 

That’s right friends, this week we’re diving into our mid-year goals review, plus taking a look at the current state of Yoga in America. And I must say, there were surprises in both for me. Let’s hope all our surprises are all pleasant!

Sutra Sagacity I.1

Sutra Sagacity I.1

Well, folks, it's that time again. "What time is it?" you ask. Time for the next installment of the Sutra Sagacity series, that's what! And it just so happens to be our first look at an actual sutra. Wild, I know. 

Well, folks, it's that time again. "What time is it?" you ask. Time for the next installment of the Sutra Sagacity series, that's what! And it just so happens to be our first look at an actual sutra. Wild, I know. 

Now, before we get started on this first sutra, I want to introduce to you someone who’s just getting started with MOJO Yoga this week! Meet Shannon Algeo, our newest MOJO Teacher! Shannon is a spiritual life coach, international yoga instructor, and host on the iTunes ‘New&Noteworthy' SoulFeed Podcast.  

Tour The All New MOJO

Tour The All New MOJO

It seems nearly everything in the universe has its cycles of beginning, peak, and passing away into a new form to begin once again. Plants, animals, people, galaxies, and even energy dynamically cycle in this way. That's exactly what we're doing here at MOJO as we shed some old skin to enter a brand new phase with fresh energy and a shiny new look!

Spotlight On The Upward Dogs

Spotlight On The Upward Dogs

So, your dog likely does a pretty great Upward Facing Dog, and loves it. But, confession time, here. How do you really feel about your Upward Facing Dog? If your answer is not exactly in the positive, you're not alone. This pose is one of the most commonly disliked poses in students I've just met. But, never fear, because it's also one of my most commonly rehabilitated poses for students once we've had a chance to refine it a bit! Developing a happy relationship with this pose is typically just a matter of making a few refinements to get our whole body involved, rather than dumping strain into one or two poor overworked areas.

Bandhas Shmandas | Mula Bandha

Bandhas Shmandas | Mula Bandha

Every now and then I mention something about shtula and sukshma: specifically, that yoga is all about moving from the shtula (the gross or surface level of things) to the sukshma (the subtle layers below the surface). In the beginning, especially for us in the Western world, yoga is very much about the outward appearance of different postures. We try to make our bodies match the shapes of demonstrated ideal postures, and either revel or cringe at what we find in doing so. Then, as we become more familiar with the postures, we start to pay closer attention to how they feel from the inside.

Spotlight On The Downward Dogs

Spotlight On The Downward Dogs

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!

Meditation Station: Focus

Meditation Station: Focus

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.

MOJO's Got Your Back: A Primer

MOJO's Got Your Back: A Primer

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!

Sutra Sagacity: A Prologue

Sutra Sagacity: A Prologue

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.

Spotlight On Comfy Seats

Spotlight On Comfy Seats

“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...

How Did You Do? (1st Quarter Review!)

How Did You Do? (1st Quarter Review!)

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!

Good Karma For Your Thoughts

Good Karma For Your Thoughts

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!

Just A Speck In Space

Just A Speck In Space

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. 

3 Yoga Ups For When You're Down (Rebroadcast)

3 Yoga Ups For When You're Down (Rebroadcast)

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?

Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't (Rebroadcast)

Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't (Rebroadcast)

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! 

Take Your Own Pill (Rebroadcast)

Take Your Own Pill (Rebroadcast)

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?

Laugh It Up (Rebroadcast)

Laugh It Up (Rebroadcast)

We’ve been laughing a lot this week. Well, who am I kidding? We laugh a lot every week. But this week it reminded me of a post I did way back in the day on Laughter Yoga. If you could use a good laugh, enjoy this post along with some updated video clips from yours truly, and from the founder of Laughter Yoga himself, Dr. Madan Kataria. He’s a riot in his own right! Without further ado, on with the blog...

The Gunas In Your Goals (Updated Rebroadcast)

The Gunas In Your Goals (Updated Rebroadcast)

This is such an appropriate topic for all of us as we enter the second month of a new year: precisely the time when it gets really tough to stick with our goals that we set in January. Keeping the gunas in mind when it comes to our goals can help us stick with it for the long haul and make tremendous progress.

Find Your MOJO Challenge Day 29: Treat Yourself

Find Your MOJO Challenge Day 29: Treat Yourself

This week, we bring you another super special treat in the form of a free peek into the Find Your MOJO Challenge!

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