Category Archives: politics

this field of resilient yoga: an interview with angela jamison

this field of resilient yoga: an interview with angela jamison

There’s a piece of me that is fascinated with alternative ways of making meaning and wishes I could have committed myself to the path of teaching yoga as a livelihood.

I had the chance to encounter this reality last month when I went to a presentation at the University of Victoria called Politics of Yoga: Sex, Religion and Power in a Global Industry.Read more

yoga in service of social justice: an interview with andrea jain

yoga in service of social justice: an interview with andrea jain

There’s a piece of me that is fascinated with academia and wishes I had committed myself to becoming some kind of yoga nerd academic.

I had the chance to encounter this world last month when I went to a presentation at the University of Victoria called Politics of Yoga: Sex, Religion and Power in a Global Industry.Read more

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

yoga journal almost gets “yoga for all” right

yoga journal almost gets “yoga for all” right

Oh, this again. The latest issue of Yoga Journal (June 2017) is on the theme of “yoga for all.” We know this because it is loudly proclaimed at the top of the front cover (aka the money spot, visible from anywhere on the newsstand).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