Archive for November, 2007

Ashtanga Geography Quiz: Parts I and II

Part I:

there is something special here. and it has to do with fertility. i have heard that women come to [you tell us!] to get pregnant. the waters are powerful to wade in.

What popular town frequented by Ashtangis is this quote about?

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Enough with the beaches, bendy people and temples
Time for something different (from bindifry)

The answer is Byron Bay, Australia where Dena Kingsberg teaches.

Part II:
Where should I got to learn something unusual and interesting about the places I might end up in whilst practicing Ashtanga?

Answer:
bindifry’s itty bitty brain basket. If you are unsure of what non-obvious things to do during your Ashtanga yoga-related travels and want to learn something non-obvious, Lisa’s quiet, quirky writing style and great photos will surely give you a real sense of the place. She writes about many Ashtanga-related topics, but her writing and photos about food and culture are the best.

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This is a jaffle. (from bindifry)

All I knew about Byron Bay was the beaches bit…not this, which is really kind of the opposite.

i visited mt.warning, part of tweed volcano -an actual prehistoric volcano-climbed to the top to watch the first sunrise in the world. the hike began at 2am in pitch black on skinny rock filled trails going up. boy were my ankles hurting the next day. the jungle was filled with ancient trees. it felt prehistoric. because it was.

Here’s a short list of a few posts that left me feeling intrigued and smiley, like I have a secret:

We’ve been happy to have Lisa as a writer for AshtangaNews in Interview of Ashtanga Practitioners in Tokyo as well as to highlight her insightful work before in The Ashtanga Role Models of the Future: Live from Tokyo and many of the photos here.

Don’t go anywhere Ashtanga without her.

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"ICH is managed by the workers itself.
this means that the waiter can become the manager one day.
you can find it at every corner of kerala." (from bindifry)

Feel free to add to our quiz in the comments. (It was a little brief.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yoga Comics: The Adventures of Yoga Boy

My name is Chris Panico and I love doing Yoga and drawing cartoons! I get to combine both of these passions by drawing my “Yoga Boy ” cartoons. I started drawing very young, as I recall my kindergarden class photo had everyone sitting at their desks and I was in the backround drawing a picture on the chalkboard. I used to read tons of comic books and started drawing Batman, Superman and other Super Heroes.

I work with a lot of nice people and as they sit near me in the office I feel almost like they are posing for me. I started doing cartoons of them and they liked it, so everyday I usually draw a few cartoons at work. One of the girls there knows I do Yoga and she always calls me “yoga boy”, hence the name of my cartoon character.

To me, Yoga is happiness and nothing beats drawing a cartoon of someone and making them laugh. I hope everyone who checks out Ashtanga News gets a chuckle from my yoga cartoons!

Namaste,
Chris
Tucson, Az

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  1. Kdogg38 said,

    November 6, 2007 at 7:38 am

    Great stuff Yoga Boy. Keep up the good work, and remember elbows in.

  2. Kdogg38 said,

    November 6, 2007 at 7:38 am

    Great stuff Yoga Boy. Keep up the good work, and remember elbows in.

  3. Elaine said,

    November 6, 2007 at 9:09 am

    Loved them. Would love to see them regularly.

  4. Larry Panico said,

    November 6, 2007 at 9:58 am

    Great sense of humor, the trials, tribulations & rewards of holding a pose. I smiling from ear to ear.

  5. Dana Willmeth said,

    November 7, 2007 at 1:12 am

    What! What! I Knew one day you would be the guy who made a name for himself by doing what he loves to do best. I’m just glad I kept the originals you gave me so I can say “I knew him when……..” LoL. Congratulations!!! I’m very proud of you. Keep em comming and the rest of us will keep on laughing.

  6. Dana Willmeth said,

    November 7, 2007 at 1:12 am

    What! What! I Knew one day you would be the guy who made a name for himself by doing what he loves to do best. I’m just glad I kept the originals you gave me so I can say “I knew him when……..” LoL. Congratulations!!! I’m very proud of you. Keep em comming and the rest of us will keep on laughing.

  7. Tara said,

    November 8, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    Love it yoga boy! Where is that hot blonde you used to draw?

  8. Tara said,

    November 8, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    Love it yoga boy! Where is that hot blonde you used to draw?

  9. YogaDawg said,

    November 9, 2007 at 4:47 am

    Good job Chris. I added a link to this page on the Yoga Curious page of the YogaDawg site.

    YogaDawg links.

    You should think about putting a blog up.

    All the best

  10. Chris said,

    November 9, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    Thank you YogaDawg… I ‘m a fan of your site!
    Got a blog in the works!

  11. Serina said,

    November 11, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    What Up Diablo!!! I’m adding ur site to my fav list! Good work!

  12. Th.J.M. said,

    November 11, 2007 at 1:32 pm

    Great Work!!!
    Congratulations on getting your stuff out there! Let’s see more!
    -You have to get a blog going…

  13. elizabeth said,

    November 30, 2007 at 10:07 am

    keep up the great work chris

  14. tina said,

    December 3, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    Hey Yoga boy! :o ve the toon of the week; the red hed in blue is really hot! lol keep it up

  15. Chris Panico said,

    December 5, 2007 at 7:43 pm

    Hi Everyone! This is Chris Panico…Thank you to all my friends at AshtangaNews and thanks to all of you for your great comments.Look for a new batch of Yoga Boy Cartoons here soon!

  16. Th.J.M. said,

    December 8, 2007 at 1:06 am

    Chris Panico is becoming a prolific cartoonist. In such a short amount of time his “Yoga Boy” cartoons are appearing all over yoga subject blogs and sites. You really have to hand it to Chris Panico for doing an excellent job.

  17. Patty Torres said,

    December 14, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    Great job Chris! Keep up the great work and dont forget us little people when you’re famous, :) .

  18. elizabeth said,

    December 28, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    im loving the vegetarian cartoon :)
    we will invade the world!!!

  19. ABELSITO said,

    February 2, 2008 at 7:56 am

    MUY BIEN CRISITO UN TRABAJO BIEN ECHO
    SI SE PUEDE (KAKA-KAKA)

  20. Don said,

    May 14, 2008 at 5:03 am

    Good job Chris, from “West”consin.

  21. Frankie Squid said,

    June 20, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Chris i guess the time is coming to get the cartoons you drew of me laminated huh. Great job!!!!!!

  22. CG said,

    August 18, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    OMG!!! Fun! Fun! & my NEW ‘Favorite Thing’! (I’m with ‘Mouse’;-)
    Neat gift born of Love.

  23. Don said,

    August 27, 2008 at 3:42 am

    The survey says…

  24. Jim Lujan said,

    January 16, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Chris,

    Really cool to discover your stuff. Its really got a good feel to it…hence..I feel better after reading it. Keep up the good stuff!

  25. natalie said,

    August 8, 2009 at 8:04 am

    hi baby lovin the cartoons especially the ones with me in em love you always xxxxxxxx

  26. Cynda Herrick said,

    March 23, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Loved your doodles…….I thought you were joking. (Enjoyed the backgammon game.) I don’t draw cartoons, I make up jokes…..

  27. Uriah said,

    July 14, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Hey Chris!

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