In the wake of the recent events in Charlottesville, VA, many are wondering how to fight oppression and hate, safely express emotions, and stay sane. Once again, yoga and mindfulness provide great insight for what to do during distressing times. Here’s the most recent yoga news that pertains to the current state of affairs.
Don’t Worry, Be Angry—That’s right—feel the anger. Then learn what to do with it.
10 Ways To Resist As A Yogi—How do you stay zen when you’re feeling angry? Like we said above, sometimes you just need to feel the anger. Here are 10 things you can do right now to resist hate and fight oppression.
Finding Radical Kindness in the Face of Chaos and Danger—“Mercy, grace, forgiveness, and compassion are synonyms, and the approaches we might consider taking when facing a great big mess, especially the great big mess of ourselves—our arrogance, greed, poverty, disease, prejudice,” writes Anne Lamott in her latest book Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy. Learn more about Lamott’s fascination with mercy in this exclusive interview with Mindful Magazine.
Can yoga help heal racial trauma? These Twin Cities yogis think so—Healing racial trauma can begin in yoga classes. Learn what Twin Cities yoga instructors are doing about it.
Keys to Serenity: Creating a Strategy of Self-Care During Distressing Times—Through reconnection and awareness, learn how to create a strategy of self-care for day-to-day life.
Being with Stressful Moments Rather Than Avoiding Them—Mindfulness doesn’t mean ignoring the stress. Mindfulness means being present with the stress. Try this practice for being with the stressful moments.