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The lesson of discomfort, yoga and activism

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 I returned home, I greeted

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Yoga and activism helped me find my focus

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 initial thoughts of the march,

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

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 of training and everyone could

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Blossoms in January

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 tiny bundle of blossoms are

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Loving the awesome and awful of life

“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 baseline of awesome. If we’re

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Surrendering to our yoga practice and in our recovery

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 without reservation. It is to

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How are you? Really?

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 it fixed.” “I’ve been busy

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Of muses and remembering

My writing self has been M.I.A. of late. I don’t want to say a writing block. It has been more like a pause. Like something has been waiting and needing to brew. I’m feeling more loose now and things and ideas are starting to flow. Ideas are more cohesive. It’s been interesting to observe needing

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Just B Yoga spotlighted in local podcast, 2nd Brain Collective

I love supporting local ventures and local people and collective efforts. So when my friend Paul Schmidt tapped me on the shoulder to be a guest on the 2nd Brain Collective podcast I didn’t blink an eye. And then I was like, wait, what am I going to talk about? Funny. We ended up talking

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How many sun salutes should I do this morning?

How many sun salutations should I do this morning? How many is enough? What am I hoping the effect will be? Enough sun salutes to reverse the rotation of the earth on its axis? Turn back time? To when? To what? How many prostrations should I perform this day? As I go up and down

“Same old same old” is in our minds

There is no such thing as same old same old Each sunrise is new Each cloud is new Each flower is new Each bird chirping is new Each breath is new We know this but we don’t KNOW this. We find ourselves grumbling about rolling out of bed on a Monday (or a Tuesday as

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Just B Yoga anniversary package specials

I am humbled and grateful beyond belief. Six years ago I started teaching yoga in a school gymnasium with an idea to make yoga more accessible to everyday people. And every day you ALL never cease to amaze me in your adoption and adaptations with yoga in your lives. Thank YOU for SIX YEARS OF

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