Melanie Klein @melmelklein
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⚡️Empowerment & body acceptance coach LINK👇🏾 ⚡️Soc & WS prof ✨ Media literacy educator ⚡️Books: Yoga & Body Image + Yoga Rising ⚡️ @ybicoalition ⚡️
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⚡️Empowerment & body acceptance coach LINK👇🏾 ⚡️Soc & WS prof ✨ Media literacy educator ⚡️Books: Yoga & Body Image + Yoga Rising ⚡️ @ybicoalition ⚡️
To become obsessed with how we look and how we appear to others is so human. But it is also human to observe those thoughts and to hold them gently, and with a sense of self-acceptance. Whatever form we express or body we have, we all have our roots in the same "spiritual earth." - Judith Hanson Lasater #yogarisingbook
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GREAT NEWS: The academic anthology I co-edited with Beth Berila and Chelsea Jackson Roberts is being re-released in paperback for this fall allowing it to be more financially accessible. "Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change is the first collection to gather together prominent scholars on yoga and the body. Using an intersectional lens, the essays examine yoga in the United States as a complex cultural phenomenon that reveals racial, economic, gendered, and sexual politics of the body. From discussions of the stereotypical yoga body to analyses of pivotal court cases, Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change examines the sociopolitical tensions of contemporary yoga. Because so many yogic spaces reflect the oppressive nature of many other public spheres, the essays in this collection also examine what needs to change in order for yoga to truly live up to its liberatory potential, from the blogosphere around Black women’s health to the creation of queer and trans yoga classes to the healing potential of yoga for people living with chronic illness or trauma. While many of these conversations are emerging in the broader public sphere, few have made their way into academic scholarship. This book changes all that. The essays in this anthology interrogate yoga as it is portrayed in the media, yoga spaces, and yoga as it is integrated in education, the law, and concepts of health to examine who is included and who is excluded from yoga in the West. The result is a thoughtful analysis of the possibilities and the limitations of yoga for feminist social transformation." Click here to see the full list of contributors: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498528030/Yoga-the-Body-and-Embodied-Social-Change-An-Intersectional-Feminist-Analysis
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"Yoga opens the door to a self-intimacy that can lead to profound healing." - Pranidhi Varshney #yogarisingbook
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"A paradigm shift requires a re-imagining of what is possible, and a re-writing of the rules." - Melanie Klein . Read the full article at @yoga_international ➡️ https://yogainternational.com/article/view/this-is-whatayogilookslike-diversity-as-the-norm-not-the-exception . Photo: @deiaenna
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"Remember what matters most is not the secrets you're keeping. What really matters are the friends and family who still love you once you share the truth with them." - Dr. Gail Parker #yogarisingbook
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Let me let you in on a big secret: this is the happiest I've been in 10 years. . TEN. YEARS. . Don't get me wrong, life has been good... Rich with adventure, play and love. My career has been rewarding and fulfilling. My son is a blessing. My communities are inspiring. But I felt like where I'd arrived was the last stop. . The last two years have been deeply and intentionally dedicated to moving beyond my perceived limitations in every area of my life. . Much of that work, the process and the results look a lot different that expected. Much of it is exactly as envisioned. Much of the road has been excruciating and painful. Much of it has been joyous and liberating. . And I wouldn't change a thing. . I'm grateful grateful grateful for it all. The new friends, new communities and new opportunities. The old friends, steadfast communities and trials & tribulations behind me. . There's more. So much more. . And on this summer solstice I relish in it all, I bathe in the light and delight in the gifts.
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"Yoga is the clearest action of loving my body that I know how to take. It feels really good to sit quietly, to move and breathe, to turn inside, to explore, practice, learn. My hope, too, is that yoga becomes about loving more than my body. My deepest intention is that my practice enables me to serve the world." - Suzannah Neufeld #yogarisingbook
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Art framing day with one of my favorite old skool friends.
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