A new year can be a new beginning. A year to shed the unessentials, say yes to new opportunities, and thrive.
If I have one prayer for our community, it would go like this:
Let us let go of the things that no longer serve us. When we give everything we’ve got and it doesn’t become what we want, let it go. Sometimes we just need to surrender.
Let us run towards our dreams. What have you been wanting to give yourself to? Choose something for 2016, and commit. Pour yourself into it, will it with intentions, and work towards making it a reality.
Say yes. And say it with enthusiasm and passion.
Show up. Our Susie Gurfein says don’t just survive, thrive in 2016! And Rob Bell preaches that ‘you have to use all your energies for your precious and sacred work. Give your best self to the world.’
Your best self indeed.
Happy, healthy and prosperous 2016.
Lori and the Laughing Elephant family
Our #BreaktherUles campaign is halfway through. How many rules have you broken? Are you breaking rules set for yourself or standards set by someone else?
Strong. Silly. Uncomfortable.
We’ve been offering a word a day and your vision of that word has been absolutely inspiring. Easy words on paper, sometimes hard to visually and verbally explore and explain.
Grounded. Stiff. Adventurous.
What do these words mean to you? What do they say about you? Who you are? Who do you portray yourself to be versus who you want to be?
Happy. Adventurous. Sexy.
This campaign has gotten people thinking and opening up in a way they haven’t before. We are told the best part is knowing someone actually is listening and seeing through to them.
Grateful. Supported. Smart.
Sometimes the quietest words sneak up on you. They speak to a place in you that you protect, that most people don’t know exists because you’re not sure it’s safe to share.
As we continue on through the month, one day and one word at a time, let’s continue to challenge ourselves and each other.
BreaktheRules is a month-long, community driven Instagram/Facebook campaign, open to the Laughing Elephant Community and beyond. Participants will showcase their uniqueness and beauty by breaking rules, conventions and social mores through photos.
Why has this happened? Because at Laughing Elephant Yoga we believe in more than the asana. We believe in the creativity of the individual.
Laughing Elephant is first and foremost a community, who cherishes its members, and strictly upholds values. With that in mind, we’re going out on a limb, and saying that the yoga is secondary. While we truly value the meaning of yoga (‘to yoke’, to bring together), it’s always been more about the people, and what we can do to become stronger. While we love yoga, we love our peeps more.
We want to help you bring your true self to the forefront.
That’s why we are starting a campaign on May 1st.
By being you. We are going to give you key word every day in the month of May, and we want you to show us what they represent to you. Post your photos on Instagram or Facebook. Use the hashtags #laughingelephantusa and #BreaktherUles . Or send them to lori@laughingelephantyoga and we will make sure they get seen.