Strike a Yoga Joe Pose | DAN ABRAMSON

“Classic green army men doing yoga.”

And, breeeeeeeeathe.

In late autumn of 2014, yoga practitioner and entrepreneur Dan Abramson created a Kickstarter campaign to fund this insanely awesome idea he and a friend shared in a San Francisco coffee shop. Abramson’s brand, Brogamats, is a company focusing on helping men (and women) experience and embrace yoga without the preconceived notions of woo-woo hype, judgment, sexism and stereotypes. Abramson imagined that by changing the perception of the green army men toys that represent masculinity and needless to say, violence, he can perhaps change how people think and feel about yoga, especially men.

Putting down their plastic guns and lifting their plastic hearts to the sun, these “Yoga Joes” are exchanging war for peaceful yogic Warrior poses.

Check out his website at Brogamats to purchase Yoga Joes in different colors.

"Classic green army men doing yoga." And, breeeeeeeeathe. In late autumn of 2014, yoga practitioner and entrepreneur Dan Abramson created a Kickstarter campaign to fund this insanely awesome idea he and a friend shared in a San Francisco coffee shop. Abramson's brand, Brogamats, is a company focusing on helping men (and women) experience and embrace yoga without the preconceived notions of woo-woo hype, judgment, sexism and stereotypes. Abramson imagined that by changing the perception of the green army men toys that represent masculinity and needless to say, violence, he can perhaps change how people think and feel about yoga, especially men. Putting down their plastic guns and lifting their plastic hearts to the sun, these Yoga Joes are exchanging war for peaceful yogic Warrior poses. Via news.upperplayground.com (1)

"Classic green army men doing yoga." And, breeeeeeeeathe. In late autumn of 2014, yoga practitioner and entrepreneur Dan Abramson created a Kickstarter campaign to fund this insanely awesome idea he and a friend shared in a San Francisco coffee shop. Abramson's brand, Brogamats, is a company focusing on helping men (and women) experience and embrace yoga without the preconceived notions of woo-woo hype, judgment, sexism and stereotypes. Abramson imagined that by changing the perception of the green army men toys that represent masculinity and needless to say, violence, he can perhaps change how people think and feel about yoga, especially men. Putting down their plastic guns and lifting their plastic hearts to the sun, these Yoga Joes are exchanging war for peaceful yogic Warrior poses. Via news.upperplayground.com (2)

"Classic green army men doing yoga." And, breeeeeeeeathe. In late autumn of 2014, yoga practitioner and entrepreneur Dan Abramson created a Kickstarter campaign to fund this insanely awesome idea he and a friend shared in a San Francisco coffee shop. Abramson's brand, Brogamats, is a company focusing on helping men (and women) experience and embrace yoga without the preconceived notions of woo-woo hype, judgment, sexism and stereotypes. Abramson imagined that by changing the perception of the green army men toys that represent masculinity and needless to say, violence, he can perhaps change how people think and feel about yoga, especially men. Putting down their plastic guns and lifting their plastic hearts to the sun, these Yoga Joes are exchanging war for peaceful yogic Warrior poses. Via news.upperplayground.com (4)

"Classic green army men doing yoga." And, breeeeeeeeathe. In late autumn of 2014, yoga practitioner and entrepreneur Dan Abramson created a Kickstarter campaign to fund this insanely awesome idea he and a friend shared in a San Francisco coffee shop. Abramson's brand, Brogamats, is a company focusing on helping men (and women) experience and embrace yoga without the preconceived notions of woo-woo hype, judgment, sexism and stereotypes. Abramson imagined that by changing the perception of the green army men toys that represent masculinity and needless to say, violence, he can perhaps change how people think and feel about yoga, especially men. Putting down their plastic guns and lifting their plastic hearts to the sun, these Yoga Joes are exchanging war for peaceful yogic Warrior poses. Via news.upperplayground.com (5)

"Classic green army men doing yoga." And, breeeeeeeeathe. In late autumn of 2014, yoga practitioner and entrepreneur Dan Abramson created a Kickstarter campaign to fund this insanely awesome idea he and a friend shared in a San Francisco coffee shop. Abramson's brand, Brogamats, is a company focusing on helping men (and women) experience and embrace yoga without the preconceived notions of woo-woo hype, judgment, sexism and stereotypes. Abramson imagined that by changing the perception of the green army men toys that represent masculinity and needless to say, violence, he can perhaps change how people think and feel about yoga, especially men. Putting down their plastic guns and lifting their plastic hearts to the sun, these Yoga Joes are exchanging war for peaceful yogic Warrior poses. Via news.upperplayground.com (7)

"Classic green army men doing yoga." And, breeeeeeeeathe. In late autumn of 2014, yoga practitioner and entrepreneur Dan Abramson created a Kickstarter campaign to fund this insanely awesome idea he and a friend shared in a San Francisco coffee shop. Abramson's brand, Brogamats, is a company focusing on helping men (and women) experience and embrace yoga without the preconceived notions of woo-woo hype, judgment, sexism and stereotypes. Abramson imagined that by changing the perception of the green army men toys that represent masculinity and needless to say, violence, he can perhaps change how people think and feel about yoga, especially men. Putting down their plastic guns and lifting their plastic hearts to the sun, these Yoga Joes are exchanging war for peaceful yogic Warrior poses. Via news.upperplayground.com (9)

"Classic green army men doing yoga." And, breeeeeeeeathe. In late autumn of 2014, yoga practitioner and entrepreneur Dan Abramson created a Kickstarter campaign to fund this insanely awesome idea he and a friend shared in a San Francisco coffee shop. Abramson's brand, Brogamats, is a company focusing on helping men (and women) experience and embrace yoga without the preconceived notions of woo-woo hype, judgment, sexism and stereotypes. Abramson imagined that by changing the perception of the green army men toys that represent masculinity and needless to say, violence, he can perhaps change how people think and feel about yoga, especially men. Putting down their plastic guns and lifting their plastic hearts to the sun, these Yoga Joes are exchanging war for peaceful yogic Warrior poses. Via news.upperplayground.com (10)

"Classic green army men doing yoga." And, breeeeeeeeathe. In late autumn of 2014, yoga practitioner and entrepreneur Dan Abramson created a Kickstarter campaign to fund this insanely awesome idea he and a friend shared in a San Francisco coffee shop. Abramson's brand, Brogamats, is a company focusing on helping men (and women) experience and embrace yoga without the preconceived notions of woo-woo hype, judgment, sexism and stereotypes. Abramson imagined that by changing the perception of the green army men toys that represent masculinity and needless to say, violence, he can perhaps change how people think and feel about yoga, especially men. Putting down their plastic guns and lifting their plastic hearts to the sun, these Yoga Joes are exchanging war for peaceful yogic Warrior poses. Via news.upperplayground.com (11)

"Classic green army men doing yoga." And, breeeeeeeeathe. In late autumn of 2014, yoga practitioner and entrepreneur Dan Abramson created a Kickstarter campaign to fund this insanely awesome idea he and a friend shared in a San Francisco coffee shop. Abramson's brand, Brogamats, is a company focusing on helping men (and women) experience and embrace yoga without the preconceived notions of woo-woo hype, judgment, sexism and stereotypes. Abramson imagined that by changing the perception of the green army men toys that represent masculinity and needless to say, violence, he can perhaps change how people think and feel about yoga, especially men. Putting down their plastic guns and lifting their plastic hearts to the sun, these Yoga Joes are exchanging war for peaceful yogic Warrior poses. Via news.upperplayground.com (12)

"Classic green army men doing yoga." And, breeeeeeeeathe. In late autumn of 2014, yoga practitioner and entrepreneur Dan Abramson created a Kickstarter campaign to fund this insanely awesome idea he and a friend shared in a San Francisco coffee shop. Abramson's brand, Brogamats, is a company focusing on helping men (and women) experience and embrace yoga without the preconceived notions of woo-woo hype, judgment, sexism and stereotypes. Abramson imagined that by changing the perception of the green army men toys that represent masculinity and needless to say, violence, he can perhaps change how people think and feel about yoga, especially men. Putting down their plastic guns and lifting their plastic hearts to the sun, these Yoga Joes are exchanging war for peaceful yogic Warrior poses. Via news.upperplayground.com (13)

“I’LL CRY WHEN I’M DONE KILLING” BY MAGNUS GJOEN

by Ariadna Zierold

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Magnus Gjoen brings a touch of punk- sensibility to the art tradition. His fashion background infuses Magnus’ art, re-thinking old concepts and re-interpreting them for the contemporary climate. Working to shed new light on past treasures, Magnus’ prints alters the relationships between the viewer and the preconceived notions of objects; something which is ostensibly powerful and destructive is transfigured into beautiful and fragile objects of art, be it weapons, animals or the human race itself.

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His digital works make us look twice to grasp their meaning. Gjoen’s unique style of juxtaposing themes of religion, war, beauty, and destruction in his art bring us to also question their correlation.

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London conference on Libya opens… doesn’t this have a feeling of something longer and more stressful that first expected?

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We have been paying attention closer to this Libya soon-to-be-war than we were Egypt, reason being this one feels different. This one feels like it is being run by a leader who does not care one bit if he drags his country into a ground attack by NATO and friends. But it seems like old buddies Britain and the USA are at it again, scheming and planning something.

As the Guardian writes, “The US and Britain have raised the prospect of arming Libya’s rebels if air strikes fail to force Muammar Gaddafi from power.

At the end of a conference on Libya in London, Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, said for the first time that she believed arming rebel groups was legal under UN security council resolution 1973, passed two weeks ago, which also provided the legal justification for air strikes.

The British foreign secretary, William Hague, agreed that the resolution made it legal “to give people aid in order to defend themselves in particular circumstances”.”

We just think with a dictator with nothing to lose, this just feels like it could go longer and more stressful than we all really need this to be.

From The Citrus Report

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New book, “War,” compares America’s ghettos to Iraq and Afghanistan

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Sebastian Junger, an award-winning author with a new book, War, out now, has some interesting points to make. He spent 15 months embedded with soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade in an isolated and exceedingly violent valley in northeast Afghanistan, an area that is basically at the edge of the world in our minds (thanks to our invasion, the Taliban, etc).

We read in this article on The Reporter that said: Junger looked at statistics from the Center for Disease Control and found that, statistically, it is safer to be deployed to a large and well-protected American military base in Afghanistan or Iraq than to survive unprotected in many parts of America, including some of the East Oakland streets where Raymen died.

“Children in these neighborhoods get assaulted, shot at, traumatized, and then swept up in this arms race of escalation,” said James Garbarino, an expert on trauma at Loyola University in Chicago, who has worked extensively in war zones from Bosnia to Iraq. “Before you know it, you have a war-zone neighborhood. Fear leads to fear, which leads to pre-emptive assault.”

The article goes on to talk about how Oakland has become one these cities with self-created war zones, where the same mentalities exist as they do in true war areas. This is just crazy, scary, and sad. This has to change in America for us to survive the 21st Century. Build schools, infrastructure, not go to war. Imagine what 10,000 schools and high-level school teachers would do to both America and Afghanistan? Cheaper than a 10-year war.

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