Are we practicing yoga right?

2020-09-23T14:03:37+00:00

  Yoga every damn day + Positive vibes only = Peace and light. That’s the promise right?  Instead we’ve got an international pandemic, a reckoning for racial justice, and we can’t see the light through the smoke of wildfires and conspiracy theories.   Are we practicing yoga right? That’s the question we’re asking at our annual conference inviting difficult conversations about yoga. Last year we gathered to talk about sexual assault and silence in yoga communities. This year’s theme is Practice & Praxis. How could we use or adapt our daily practice to encourage the changes we want to see in praxis?  [...]

Are we practicing yoga right?2020-09-23T14:03:37+00:00

Salons are fun, but can’t provide SELF care.

2019-05-14T11:28:33+00:00

The difference between mainstream "self-care" and caring for oneself A conversation with Insiya Rasiwala-Finn, yoga teacher, writer, and Ayurvedic counsellor   YO: When you read “self-care” in a mainstream magazine or on a billboard, what does that bring up for you? IRF: This is so pertinent right now. I was just scrolling through my email – which attracts a lot of junk mail unfortunately – and a button on an email from GOOP (Gwyneth Paltrow’s wellness site) popped out, promising mobile manicures and spa treatments. That is exactly what self-care has come to mean in mainstream culture: taking time out of the [...]

Salons are fun, but can’t provide SELF care.2019-05-14T11:28:33+00:00

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