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Here’s how yoga helps me #resist

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 worries deep. The mounting crises

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Yoga + Social activism = peanut butter and pickle sandwiches

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 the same thing about Yoga

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Social Action of/in/through Yoga

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 to songs born of the

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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 superheros save the day for Jack the Cat

Around 9 a.m. this morning we put out a call to action to help a neighbor, Aaron, pay for an emergency surgery for his cat Jack. Yoga Call to Action: Help Save Jack The Cat Jack had emergency surgery at the MSU Vet Clinic last night for an obstructed urethra (uncomfortable!!) and had to stay

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