#3 Crush | Rock Star Yoga Bon Jovi Series

We’re at the zero’s!
2000-2009 *)

And when selecting a title for this video, I thought:
“It has to be something that honors the productivity and success of the band in this era,
as well as the ultimate price they would pay for it.”

Bon Jovi created 5 studio albums in this decade, plus a 4-5 disc box set “100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can’t be Wrong”, one live album One Wild Night, and a reinterpretation of their songs “This Left Feels Right”.
So they left an amazing body of work for this decade.
But it was also the decade Bon Jovi’s guitarist Richie Sambora would start to drift away from the band.

click to see video

In English “crush” means to be good at something, “to crush it”. Like crushing an exam.
But crush also means to destroy something with pressure. Like crushing something with your weight, or crushing something in your fist.
So the title Crush from the first album of the decade, already has everything in it.

Both the success: They would crush it, in that decade.
As well as the price they would pay because ultimately, a part of the band got crushed or Richie Sambora got crushed, under the wheels of the rolling train.
That kept on going.

I think there is a big lesson to learn, from this decade.
That in life, or even on your yoga mat, the best way to do things is not to do them for a certain outcome, but because it’s what you need to do.
It’s what you came here to do.

And not only are you not doing it to get a certain outcome;
You re willing to accept ANY outcome.
Even the worst. Even the biggest price you would have to pay.

Anything you can do with that kind of purity and intensity and authenticity, is amazing.
You will never ever regret that.

For yoga, which is of course a very small example of this, but for yoga this means letting go of the idea that your practice is going to bring you health or balance but to do the yoga in the moment and do what you need to do or want to do.
Regardless of the outcome.

A comparison I like to make is that Jesus died for his message, died for his purpose work.
I ve always believed that is an inspiring example because it shows you it is really not an option to not do it. Ultimately you have got to do it regardless of the outcome, and even accepting the worst outcome possible.

I think the zeros, the decade, was for Bon Jovi an example of that same principle.
They did what they had to do. They did what they came here to do.
It was purposeful and they had to accept the ultimate price.

We will return to this decade many times in this series.
But this is for me what characterizes this decade.
It’s the huge success that came at incredible cost.

~Suzanne

*) YOUTUBE UPDATE  

There has been a fail in YouTube editor, which at that moment “unlocked” the unedited versions of 5 years of YouTube.
That’s why I took all my videos down, except the videos from this new series.

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My new Rock Star Yoga project means
one wisdom/ lesson/takeaway from every Bon Jovi song known to man.
To receive new episodes in your email,
subscribe to this blog.
The button is somewhere on this page,
probably on the right.

Other ways to rock it with me:
Rock Star Yoga YouTube (earliest access)
Rock Star Yoga on Facebook
my personal Twitter account

All songs from the Crush album, will be reviewed individually along this series with help of
https://bjtours.jimdofree.com/the-albums/2000-crush/
Thank you guys for this amazing fan site, it is priceless.

help wanted:
Does anyone know what this mysterious XL version of the These Days album is?
It seems to be for the Spanish speaking market.

Rock Your Yoga

Rock Star Yoga is based on principles of being your own teacher, raising your energy, using your body as your instrument, and full creative freedom in your practice.

If you would like to practice with a teacher first, here are my recommended resources:

Yoga with Adriene
https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

Yoga with Kassandra
https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithkassandra

Rebel Yoga Nederlands:
https://www.rebelyoga.nl/

#2 Blaze of Glory | Rock Star Yoga Bon Jovi Series

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Oh my! The gems, the gems! *)
There is SO MUCH to unpack here. But what a treat.

I have to say, no one was more surprised than me that out of all the 90s songs I could have selected for today, I chose this one.
But by now I m convinced it just needs to be.

Blaze of Glory (1990) is the title track from the Jon Bon Jovi album, the soundtack to the movie young Guns 2.

The story behind the album, what Jon Bon Jovi was going through in his life, tells you two powerful lessons:
– braving the wilderness
To stand alone when everybody you counted on has left you.
(title refers to book from Brene Brown)
– and to follow your curiosity
A request from the team of Young Guns 2 to use Wanted Dead or Alive, led to creating a new song, led to creating an entire soundtrack, led to Jon hanging out on set and getting his first taste of acting, and an album which practically outdid the movie it was supporting,
and it established Jon Bon Jovi as a solo artist.

Because Jon Bon Jovi was willing to brave the wilderness and follow his curiosity, he came out stronger and got his band together late 1991.
And in my opinion it was his solo work on Blaze of Glory that sparked what many fans call the best Bon Jovi song ever written, Dry County (1992)

Also memorable:
Jon Bon Jovi gave an interview summer 1990, when he rented a house in Hollywood Hills (which he called Disgraceland) close to the recording studio for the Young Guns 2 album.
HANDS DOWN THE FUNNIEST INTERVIEW HE EVER GAVE
interview Jon Bon Jovi and Julie Brown on “Disgraceland” 1990
part 1
part 2
part 3

Click photo to watch video

Also in this video:
I discovered I have a poster from Jon Bon Jovi from this period!
Take it in for future reference!
Because if at any point in time, I m sighing that I miss “old Jon” or “rough Jon”; This is what I m talking about.
He cut his hair and went for a cleaner look for Keep the Faith (1992), and later on when he became an actor he waxed off his chest hair and it seemed to stay that way for a very long time.
But I ve always preferred leather pants, badass Jon, who camped with his crew in the wilderness for days, without running water, filming his Blaze of Running video

Other links to this video:
video Blaze of Glory (shot in the wilderness)

Santa Fe – live London Arena 2010
Song from his Young Guns solo record,
played live “for the die-est hardest of the die-est hardest fans”

Dry County – live 1995
Best Bon Jovi song ever written (in my opinion) and rarely ever played live

~Suzanne

*) YOUTUBE UPDATE  

There is a fail in YouTube editor, which has “unlocked” the unedited versions of 5 years of YouTube.
I have therefor taken everything down, except the videos from this new series.

My new Rock Star Yoga project means
one wisdom/ lesson/takeaway from every Bon Jovi song known to man.
To receive new episodes in your email,
subscribe to this blog.
The button is somewhere on this page,
probably on the right.

Other ways to rock it with me:
Rock Star Yoga YouTube (earliest access)
Rock Star Yoga on Facebook
my personal Twitter account

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source material:
https://bjtours.jimdofree.com/the-albums/1990-blaze-of-glory-jbj-solo/
Thank you guys for this amazing fan site, it is priceless.

help wanted:
Does anyone know what this mysterious XL version of the These Days album is?
It seems to be for the Spanish speaking market.

Rock Your Yoga

Rock Star Yoga is based on principles of being your own teacher, raising your energy, using your body as your instrument, and full creative freedom in your practice.

If you would like to practice with a teacher first, here are my recommended resources:

Yoga with Adriene
https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

Yoga with Kassandra
https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithkassandra

Rebel Yoga Nederlands:
https://www.rebelyoga.nl/

#1 Get Ready | Rock Star Yoga Bon Jovi Series


Get Ready!
First in my new Rock Star Yoga Series:
A journey through all Bon Jovi songs known to man.

I got ready for this series with 10 hours of work, and I still haven’t figured everything out.
For example I m looking for help with a These Days album I found that doesn’t seem connected.
See links below for details.

But for yoga too:
I prepared for a year before I started!
Mentally playing and adopting the idea of yoga as my own, before I set foot into a yoga class.

If this is you – that you need to fall in love with the idea of something before you move a finger, then this is important information to remember!
Because the entire world, including yoga, seems to be based on experience first.

In Rock Star Yoga, I emphasize that you need to “feel it” or even “know it” before you do it.
Let me rephrase:
Before you ROCK IT.

~Suzanne

Click to Get Ready

My new Rock Star Yoga project
means
one wisdom/ lesson/takeaway from every Bon Jovi song known to man.
To receive new videos in your email,
subscribe to this blog for the next episode.
The button is somewhere on this page,
probably on the right.

Other ways to rock it with me:
Rock Star Yoga YouTube (earliest access)
Rock Star Yoga on Facebook
my personal Twitter account

source material:
https://bjtours.jimdofree.com/the-albums/1984-bon-jovi/
Thank you guys for this amazing fan site, it is priceless.

References in episode 1, Get Ready:

video Bon Jovi – Get Ready (Super Rock Festival 1984)
See bottom post

video Bon Jovi – Full Concert (Lisbon 2011)
Get Ready was played at 28:45

help wanted:
Does anyone know what this mysterious XL version of the These Days album is?
It seems to be for the Spanish speaking market.

Rock Your Yoga

Rock Star Yoga is based on principles of being your own teacher, raising your energy, using your body as your instrument, and full creative freedom in your practice.

If you would like to practice with a teacher first, here are my recommended resources:

Yoga with Adriene
https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

Yoga with Kassandra
https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithkassandra

Rebel Yoga Nederlands:
https://www.rebelyoga.nl/