Category: Social Media

“Calling In” the Ashtanga Community

Photo by Andrea Killam “Calling in” is a term coined by Ngoc Loan Tran, a Viet/mixed race disabled queer writer who champions for justice in oppressed communities. “Calling in” is…
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With Me or Against Me

Photo by Andrea Killam People are asking, "Why is there a culture of silence in Yoga?" Something that often makes people go silent is "all or nothing" and "with me…
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My Answer To Kino: Would You Still Love Me If I Don’t Handstand Anymore?

Photo By Wanda Koch Kino posted an article today, "Would You Still Love Me If I Don't Handstand Anymore?" My answer is "yes" because I do not choose teachers based…
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It Is So Much Easier To Tell You To Change

It is so much easier to tell someone else or an organization to change than to actually change ourselves. How many times have you made a statement that Ashtanga, the…
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The Real Shit

Guest Author: Aude Moatti I am disappointed with the Ashtanga community. Which is hard to admit. Struggle is polished by a fake glow of expensive leggings and post-practice diet talk.…
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What You Don’t Know, Makes You Dangerous

Before you make that statement on social media, before you write that blog post, stop. Ask yourself, do you have all the information? Do you understand the subject outside of…
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The Gift of Not Fitting In

Not fitting in makes you question life and it wakes you up. Usually, it is not until we see or experience something outside of the norm that we question normalcy…
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Ashtanga Community or Your Community?

Your circle of friends and acquaintances does not represent the whole human race. A few weeks ago, my daughter talked about how she doesn't understand how McDonald's is still in…
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Social Media and the Freedom to NOT Hear Your Speech

I often see people angry on social media because someone deleted a comment off their page.  Usually, the person, whose comment got deleted, moves the comment to another page and…
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Dear Physically Gifted People

Dear Physically Gifted People, Please stop using words like "easy"  or "simple" when doing a demo, teaching a student or posting a video or picture.   Why? It is too subjective.…
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