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Chanting Practices for Stress Relief and Grounding

“Chanting can help us connect with the breath, with the present moment, and with our lineages and ancestors.”

—Anjali Rao

This particular chant comes from the Upanishads. Find a...

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Yoga and Activism

By Anjali Rao

How is yoga related to activism? Are you not moving away from the practice of yoga when you are “out there” being an activist? What does activism and yoga have in common?...

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The Power of Language

By Jivana Heyman

According to British writer Angela Carter,

“Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation.”

As yoga teachers, we...

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The Problem with Empowerment and Inclusion

"The terms 'empowerment' and 'inclusion' are a little tricky—as a yoga teacher or a person who holds space, we have to be careful about the idea that we have something we're going to give to...

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Building Strength with Chair Yoga

“Chair-based strengthening practices can help with stability in the body, help prevent falls, and even help prevent osteoporosis.”

—Jivana Heyman

We know most basic yoga...

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Why Yoga Has Always Been Political

By Jivana Heyman

 

Since the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in January, there has been a groundswell of voices from around the world joining together to denounce this violent...

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Addressing Transphobia and Creating Affirming Spaces[Podcast 038]

In Episode 38 Amber Karnes sits down with Tristan Katz and Maygen Nicholson to address a few common transphobic talking points and discuss how we can support our trans and gender expansive...

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What Does Accessible Yoga Really Mean?

"Sure, a lot of our work is centered around adapting asana, but to me, the main teaching of yoga is that we have peace, joy, spirit—the divine essence, within each of us. These practices are...

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Transcending Trauma With Yoga - Zabie Yamasaki [Podcast 037]

In Episode 37 of the Accessible Yoga Podcast, Jivana Heyman sits down with Zabie Yamasaki, M.Ed., RYT. Zabie is the director of Trauma Informed Programs at UCLA and is the Founder of Transcending...

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Making Yoga Philosophy Straightforward & Accessible with Daniel Simpson [Podcast 036]

In Episode 36 of the Accessible Yoga Podcast, Jivana Heyman sits down with Daniel Simpson to talk about yoga philosophy and his new book The Truth of Yoga: A Comprehensive Guide to Yoga’s...

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