Category: nonviolence

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Finding connection amidst confusion, calamity and crisis

From the fear and uncertainty and grief of the pandemic, to the rage and fury of the continued racial oppression-terror-erasure in our country, I have asked my creator, “what am I to do or say?” As an Afro-Asian woman of color, as a trauma survivor, as an elder, I ask it. As a mentor to

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Amidst the pandemic she was taunted for being curvy, she responded with kindness

Constance Haywood is a Just B Yoga student, a grad student and a student of life! She’s trying to keep her head and heart in the right place as she navigates the coronavirus pandemic. She’s still working and juggling social distancing and self-care. A lot is said about how the COVID19 pandemic is bringing out

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A summer of kindness practice

“Avoid negativity, build positivity and carefully watch your mind.” The Buddha   Near the beginning of this summer an older fellow was riding his bike on the sidewalk coming toward me as I was walking my dog, Karma. He didn’t slow down. In fact, he started to yell to get out of the way. Karma

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Love the hater, forgive the hate

Recently, while at a protest against the separation of children from their parents at the southern border, I found myself surrounded by friends. It seemed every few moments someone came up to give me an embrace. I was touched at how many people I know from different walks of life, some attached to Just B

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Just B Yoga founder, Belinda Thurston, to speak at social justice summit

Last year I had the pleasure of meeting Nancy Candea, director of Yoga Impact and the International Yoga Therapy Institute. She had heard of the work Just B Yoga does with accessibility and inclusion and wanted me to share the concept with her teacher trainees in New Jersey via web cam. (see video below) It

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There is no perfect way to do a yoga posture

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 it to be seen as

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