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 […]

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