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a brief history of international yoga day

a brief history of international yoga day

I started researching this post fully intending on taking down International Yoga Day. Even though I really didn’t know what it was all about. I didn’t pay much attention to it when it was announced at the end of 2014 and started rolling in June 2015, but I do recall the controversy and overt nationalism.Read more

internet wanderings: yoga, social justice & service

internet wanderings: yoga, social justice & service

Hanging out on the internet and consuming media, especially as long-form writing, is pretty much my favourite thing to do. It’s almost part of my spiritual practice. It definitely informs my life and how I engage with the world. In my internet wanderings, even while IAYB was on hiatus, I find myself paying attention to how yoga is portrayed in mainstream media.Read more

building the world we want: the canadian election & the “yoga vote”The upcoming Canadian election has got me taking many deep breaths, mumbling mantras under my breath while reading the news, and fighting the urge to take a long savasana until everyone goes to the polls on October 19.

Of course, checking out is not an option, even if the pre-election noise and frenzy are stressful and anxiety-inducing.Read more

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building the world we want: the canadian election & the “yoga vote”

The upcoming Canadian election has got me taking many deep breaths, mumbling mantras under my breath while reading the news, and fighting the urge to take a long savasana until everyone goes to the polls on October 19.

Of course, checking out is not an option, even if the pre-election noise and frenzy are stressful and anxiety-inducing.Read more

democratizing wellness: bhaskar goswami on daana

‘Daana’ is a sanskrit word meaning ‘generosity.’ It’s also the foundation for a new way of accessing yoga and wellness practices.

Bhaskar Goswami is the co-founder of daana, a project which provides by-donation wellness activities in spaces that are offered by people in their own communities.… Read more

the ethics of yoga festivals: debt, lies & broken promises in santa feWanderlust, the largest multi-day music and yoga festival in North America, was founded.… Read more

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the ethics of yoga festivals: debt, lies & broken promises in santa fe

It’s festival season, and towns and cities across North America are hosting hedonistic weekends of yoga, music, dance, food, and other things. The yoga festival scene has grown in the six years since Wanderlust, the largest multi-day music and yoga festival in North America, was founded.… Read more