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Eve's Apples :

Change the Perspective

"Reading has not only changed my life but saved it.
The right books picked at the right times, especially one that scares us,
threatens to undermine all we have been told,
the one that contains forbidden thoughts.
These are the books that become 
Eve's Apples".
Terry Tempest Williams, When Women Were Birds

Welcome to resources that could change your perspective

upon body, mind, relationship,

social justice, and more. 

Featured Wisdom for Winter 2021: 

Resilient Belonging 

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Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home

by Toko-pa Turner 

The world has never been more connected, yet many of us  feel lonelier than ever. Whether we feel unworthy, alienated, or anxious about our place in the world — the absence of belonging is the great silent wound of our times. Turner's book is an enriching conversation about empowered loneliness, connections, and a new understanding of supporting each other in these times. 

Through the Flames: Overcoming Disaster Through Compassion, Patience, & Determination

by Allan Lokos

After miraculously surviving a plane crash in Myanmar, Allan Lokos shares what his long and painful recovery process is teaching him about humanity’s ability to survive—and even thrive—in the face of suffering.

Allan Lokos is the founder and guiding teacher of the

Community Meditation Center of New York City. He uses this experience as a lens to examine human suffering in general and to address the question of how we thrive in the midst of

pain and uncertainty. 

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Modern Yoga needs to pause for reflection. Yoga is at a precarios place where it could go a number of directions right now, and as practitioners, as a community, we have the opportunity to co-create the future of yoga."
~ Roseanne Harvey 
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Body Imperialism In Yoga: 

 

What has been yoga's role in perpetuating

Body Imperialism

in practice and form? 

 

 

An excerpt from

White Bodies, Psoas,

Gesturing Power Over

by Liz Koch 

The Underside of Child's Pose

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"What posturing and performance share in common is a deep disconnect between the inspired heart and our gut instincts, between rising up and sensing ground where all life dissolves into the rich humus of earth.

 

Make no mistake white bodies are capable of sensing deeply and can become conscious of the insidious ways that colonization is held within our flesh and blood. We may squirm and distract ourselves, but we have what it takes to dissolve these century-old impulses to cage,

control and power over body. 

 

With awareness, we can begin to recognize our conditioning and through attention we can allow our primal impulses to grow a capacity to dissolve the distortions and claim life-supportive gestures and expressions." 

Read more of Liz Koch's Blog here: https://coreawareness.com/white-bodies-psoas-gesturing-power-over/?fbclid=IwAR1T18g-fnmrVK8jMOf3ZvB5s-IPlBDs_usBCP9MVrXW_V6TnSV7-hbrYfA

More in Common Than We Know: 

"I spend A LOT OF TIME exploring the human body. If you have ever wondered what a miracle is, I am here to tell you, based on abundant personal experience: your body is a miracle. As a human participating consciously in an embodied life, your physical being represents literally trillions upon trillions of successful cellular operations, metabolic processes, and moment to moment responsiveness occurring at rates that boggle the mind. We really ultimately have no clue what makes you tick. And it's not just you. Your neighbors, family, friends and strangers alike all share with you in this great miracle, this gift beyond appraising. As something shared by all, I find that the study of our human form gets underneath every vying modality, every ideology, every persuasion.

 

Every one of us benefits from a deeper understanding of the human form. Sharing that with the world we reach across and connect beyond every imagined barrier." 

~Gil Hedley, Intergral Anatomy