Adventures and Traveling

Getting into Rock Climbing in 2022

I've always loved the mountains. I also can't get enough of a good view. There is something so majestic and ...
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Elliot's Backpacking Trip through Yellowstone National Park

10 Days and 9 Nights Journeying through Yellowstone National Park’s Back Country

Elliot's Yellowstone Adventure Overview Yellow is my Walking Routes Pink is my Hitching Routes When I first arrived in Cody, ...
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A Little Trip to Big Sky Country

Congratulations to the newly weds Aislinn and Roy Brown! I was in Big Sky country, aka Montana a few weeks ...
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High Sierra Music Festival 2018 Review

High Sierra Music Festival 2018 Review and Experience Recap

High Sierra Music Festival Review High Sierra Music Festival 2018 Some clips from various bands this weekend at @highsierramusic festival ...
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Sikhism: The Fifth Largest Religion in the World

Sikhism: A Tradition Striving for Unity and Truth Sikhism is the fifth largest religion in the world(one of the fastest growing, ...
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TBD Festival Review

TBD Festival Review | Night 1 | 2015 Recap

Cheesing at #TBD last night with my gurl @taliapanelli, such a blast to see #rlgrime #purityring #tylerthecreator and #glitchmob, all ...
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teaching yoga

Teaching Yoga Full-Time in California

A photo posted by Elliot | ET (@pada_yogi) on Jul 6, 2015 at 5:52pm PDT Challenging My Self w/ Teaching Yoga ...
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Buddha in the Shwedagon (Free Yoga Photo) by Elliot Telford

Looking Back to Asia

Remembering 15 Weeks in Asia I feel very lucky to have gotten through the entire trip throughout Asia without more ...
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Krishna Pattabhi Jois

Krishna Pattabhi Jois is the founder of the Ashtanga style of yoga and one of the most influential yoga teachers ...
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Biggest Hindu Temple: Akshardham (the Hindusim & the Caste system)

The 5 Major Problems with Hinduism (esp. the Caste System)

Modern Hinduism As humans, we like to idealize about things that we don't necessarily experience. The grass is always greener ...
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Modena & Verona, Italy | Zurich, Switzerland | Paris, France

The past few days have been a blur of beauty, incredible meals, unforgettable architecture, and time to share with my ...
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Split, Croatia

Split, Croatia

Split is certainly one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited. It is the second largest city in ...
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photo by Caitlin Telford

Plitvice National Parks

I feel like I've visited heaven. Millions of waterfalls, lakes everywhere, water so clear you could drink it, fish the ...
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"Panoramic view of Budapest 2014" by Katonams - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons -

BudaPest, Hungary

Budapest is one of my new favorite cities! It's rare to see a historic city with lots of modern touches ...
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Dachau Concentration Camp and Nazi Germany

Today I was lucky enough to visit the Dachau Concentration Camp for Memorial Day. World War II sites are places ...
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Prague, Charles Bridge

Paradoxical Prague

Prague is definitely one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen. By all standards, it has to be ...
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Dear Berlin, I love you (but not you Hitler)

Berlin was a breath of fresh air after a long time of journeying in Vietnam, taking night buses and trying ...
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Returning to the West

The past few days have been a difficult adjustment period. The accumulation of stress over the past few months was ...
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"Rough diamond" by Unknown USGS employee - Original source: USGS "Minerals in Your World" website. Direct image link: [1]. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons -

Diamonds in the Rough

"A diamond has the highest hardness and thermal conductivity of any bulk material; it can be contaminated by very few ...
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Exhausted in Vietnam

At this point, I am ready to leave Asia. This journey has been a long one; its been almost four ...
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Dhaka, Bangladesh, Children

Nightmare in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dhaka can be a nightmare. It was for me a few days ago when I forgot all of my things ...
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View of Mountainside, Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nepal

This is a photo-only blog. Enjoy! ...
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Practicing Ashtanga with Saraswathi Jois

Last day of practice with Saraswathi was a sweet one. Can't believe I've been in India over 2 month, holy ...
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Day 48 of Ashtanga Practice (Last Day)

My last day of practicing yoga with Saraswathi Jois was on Tuesday, but I am very happy to continue moving ...
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ashtanga yoga creator Krishnamacharya

Ashtanga Yoga and Yoga’s Modern Lineage

What is Ashtanga Yoga? Ashtanga yoga sequences are a tradition expounded by Pattabhi Jois and is currently taught by teachers ...
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temple in Gokulam

Day 18 of Practice

Today's practice was very rewarding. Not for any particular reason, the Maricyasana postures, mostly C and D were as challenging ...
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Patanjali Statue from the Jois Shala

Temples in Mysore

Another photoblog. For those of who actually like my writing, I have published a lengthy article on the tenets of ...
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Mysore Zoo (part 2/2)

I'll be back with better tiger and leopard pictures ...
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Mysore Zoo (part 1 of 2)

I have honestly been waiting to post these pictures for a couple days, my internet connection is slow and I ...
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Ganesha Temple, Gokulam

The Responsibility of Ashtanga

I love being able to learn yoga from multiple sources, multiple teachers with subjective and unique viewpoints. I think this ...
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