We live in a society where whiteness is centered. The practice of yoga is centered on whiteness. Any bodies that don’t fit within this realm are marginalized. What is the intersection between the two? As a feminist praxis, yoga can be a tool to fight for social justice that is not reproducing colonial or anti-blackContinue reading “Yoga Feminist Yoga”
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*Trigger warning* This article will have content that is disturbing and sensitive. She froze. “You don’t want to create a disturbance,” Ms. Evslin said. “You’re not sure what to do. And, you’re processing everything. Like, ‘What do I say? How do I handle this?’”  “The merits of the women’s statements are debated by someContinue reading “Blurred Lines? No. Crossing Boundaries in Yoga”
Normative whiteness. Dominant European Beauty Standards. It’s everywhere, especially where I live and practice yoga. Southern California is filled with hip peeps exotifying and trying to demystify the experience of colonization. Colonization seeps into the fabric of our society. Yoga is a constant reminder of that colonization and oppression. It represents classicism, ableism and exclusionaryContinue reading “Decolonizing Yoga”
We are a part of an ecosystem. More minutely, our bodies are ecosystems. There are resources that we must feed to our body to maintain the chain of energy. Yoga is a practice of mindfulness. It’s a practice to supply the resources we need to fuel ourselves. We must understand the resources to preserve ourContinue reading “Yoga for Mindfulness”
One evening at dinner, I shared with my brother that I really want a career that gives me work-life balance. He quickly retorted, “I see it as work-life harmony.” I stubbornly argued with him. Then I realized, it’s true. It is all about harmony. It’s not about balance, which makes it seem that there needsContinue reading “Yoga and Energy”
The exercise of yoga presents a platform for body-based intervention with trauma survivors. Yoga-based interventions incorporate physical movement and restorative action patterns into treatment. This strategy helps trauma survivors build internal strengths and resources in an embodied manner. It builds up the necessary mechanisms to cope with stressful situations through resilience and strength. Yoga isContinue reading “Yoga and Trauma”
Why do this? I am interested in learning and sharing more about Feminist Yoga, Mindfulness, and Power in Inner-Peace. I graduated from a women’s colleges, where I had the opportunity to study human biology and concentrate on intersectional feminist theories. I have struggled deeply with understanding how to relay information in a careful manner throughContinue reading “\/\/”