All are welcome at Just B Yoga, even if you voted for Trump

All are welcome at Just B Yoga, even if you voted for Trump

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Facebook message to Just B Yoga: “…Also, in response to Thursday’s post, does the studio’s philosophy of diversity & inclusion extend to those who are non-political or who have alternative political views? I presume the answer is yes… (Alternative, as in alternative to yours.)” Of course my answer was yes. […]

There is no perfect way to do a yoga posture

There is no perfect way to do a yoga posture

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I don’t believe there is a perfect way to do a posture, or someone doing a posture perfectly. If I’m breaking some yoga commandment, so be it. It’s a part of the reason I don’t take a ton of pictures of me doing yoga. First of all, I don’t want […]

Yoga is all in my head

Yoga is all in my head

No Comments daily practice,Just B Blog,meditation,self-care

Most of my yoga practice is all in my head lately.   It starts off like this: I roll out my mat in my meditation room and feel the hips in a lunge, maybe a pigeon first off. My back has an argument with me. My left sacrum argues with […]

Saucha lesson: Self-care is not selfish

Saucha lesson: Self-care is not selfish

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My new teacher trainees have to spend this week giving something up (bramacharya) and inviting something pure into their lives (saucha). I thought it best if I did it with them. Wouldn’t be cool to have them practicing these disciplines and observing what comes up and I just sit on […]

Yoga with hand pan performance: Believe

Yoga with hand pan performance: Believe

No Comments Just B Blog,meditation,spiritual activism

There is a stillness inside of every note that Jeremy Arndt plays. It’s a palpable soft cloud of energy carried by some of the most beautiful vibrations ears can perceive. That’s how I feel when in the presence of his hang drum (hand pan) and didjeridoo. That’s what I wanted […]

Here’s how yoga helps me #resist

Here’s how yoga helps me #resist

No Comments Just B Blog,meditation,social action,spiritual activism

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 […]

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