Here’s how yoga helps me #resist

Here’s how yoga helps me #resist

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I got up this morning and I had my sit meditation. It was a struggle. I resorted to mantra in order to have a focus. Om mani padme hung. Compassion. I got some tea. Then I started my asana practice. It was staggered. My body sluggish. My heart heavy and […]

Yoga + Social activism = peanut butter and pickle sandwiches

Yoga + Social activism = peanut butter and pickle sandwiches

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I love Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwiches. Initially, the mere mention of this combination would cause me to make a sour face.  I couldn’t comprehend how brine and peanuts could co-exist.  However, confusion and intrigue encouraged me to try one and I loved it. I think that I can say […]

Social Action of/in/through Yoga

Social Action of/in/through Yoga

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By Meghan McCullough, Just B Yoga teacher trainee Saturday, January 21st, 2017 was shaped, for me, by this animating question: What is the relationship binding social action and yoga? In the morning at Just B Yoga, B led us in an empowerment flow. On our mats, we moved and breathed […]

The lesson of discomfort, yoga and activism

The lesson of discomfort, yoga and activism

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By Elige Stewart, Just B Yoga teacher trainee We attended the Women’s March (which turned out to be a rally) at the capitol in Lansing on Saturday as a study of the intersection of social action and yoga, as part of the first day of our yoga teacher training. When […]

Yoga and activism helped me find my focus

Yoga and activism helped me find my focus

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By Gi Gi Gomez, Just B Yoga teacher trainee, who attended the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., Jan. 21   [pullquote align=center] “The traditional purpose of yoga has always been to bring about a profound transformation in the person though the transcendence of the ego” (Feurstein 1). [/pullquote]   My […]

Yoga in action: Where we put our attention is our activism

Yoga in action: Where we put our attention is our activism

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The first day of yoga teacher training for my latest group of trainees was on Jan. 21, the day of the Women’s March; the day after the inauguration of the 45th president of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump. At first I thought I would hold the day […]

Blossoms in January

Blossoms in January

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A dear friend and student, Kelly, gave the studio a little plant as a gift around New Year. It’s a spindly, fragile water-based bulb plant. She said it would make small white lily-like flowers. Well, low and behold, it decided to burst forth with blossoms a few days ago. The […]

Loving the awesome and awful of life

Loving the awesome and awful of life

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“Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness. All can know good as good only because there is evil.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching It’s easy to forget that life is equal parts awesome and equal parts awful. We have become accustomed to a […]

Surrendering to our yoga practice and in our recovery

Surrendering to our yoga practice and in our recovery

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Excerpt From: Eckhart Tolle. “The Power of Now.” “Surrender is the simple but profound wisdom of yielding to rather than opposing the flow of life. The only place where you can experience the flow of life is the Now, so to surrender is to accept the present moment unconditionally and […]

How are you? Really?

How are you? Really?

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People ask us how we are all the time. Do you notice what you answer? Often it’s a quick, auto-reply: “OK”, or “fine.” But it’s also equally an answer like this: “Aw man, my car didn’t start and I think I need to spend a lot of money to get […]

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