There's a long-running yoga teacher cliche that goes something like this: "The hardest yoga pose is savasana."
I beg to differ.
The hardest yoga pose is Hillary Clinton sitting silently onstage while her former opponent (a man whom she beat by 3 million votes in the popular vote and who was possibly/probably elected via illegitimate Russian means) is inaugurated as President of the United States.
In 2009, after a twenty year career in politics and public affairs, I opened a yoga studio in the suburbs of Los Angeles. My idea was to share this thing called Yoga that has been so powerfully transformational in my life with others. And I did.
It's already been hard to talk about the results of the election with our children. Now, with white supremacists at the helm, civil rights are in a bad way. As parents, we're wondering: where can we look for progressive activist role models for our children?
In the event you're not participating in mindful debate watching *gasp* or getting in some tilt-your-glass-asana (drinking games are BIG this election season) you can try your luck practicing what the Wall Street Journal suggests: debate yoga. Yes, that's Wall Street Journal recommending yoga for your debate-watching sanity. In case you can stomach even watching [...]
The yoga community is mobilizing. Or more accurately, the wellbeing community. If you didn't think yoga or wellness can get political, you might be surprised by the newest movement to meld practice with politics. CTZNWELL describes itself as "a movement committed to democratizing wellbeing" whereby they are asking wellbe-ers, as it were, to come together [...]
Yogis getting political. It's a little uncomfortable. Like the first time you wear a thong. It's awkward but you know it's meant to be there for good. It's only trying to help. Needless to say, this election season has stirred up quite a frenzy, and we mean that as good and bad. But the overall [...]
In 1992, George H.W. Bush committed what was considered a fatal error during a debate with Bill Clinton and Ross Perot. As an audience member asked him a question, he glanced at his watch. The gesture was seen as rude and inexcusable, one more indication that this president, born into wealth, was out of touch and uninterested in the rest of us.
When circumstances, ruled by forces beyond the will of one individual, overshadow our personal experience of life, unconscious resentment and fear run deep. The coercive fuel of capitalism has conditioned and resigned us to manipulation that both obfuscates truth and reveals the inhumanity of entrenched power. Despite hopelessness, perhaps a kernel of our sacrificed fortitude and imagination can be redeemed.
As if you weren't already crushing on Canada's near-perfect Prime minister, this photo of Justin Trudeau practicing mayurasana (peacock pose) on an assembly room table, no less, is enough to give you the steams, or at least double check that your passport's valid. Should we be surprised by this young buck's (moose's?) agility and skill? [...]