Yoga the Body and Embodied Social Change

Yoga  the Body  and Embodied Social Change

If we are to truly create embodied social change, we need to understand the role of oppression in creating that trauma ... for individual and collective liberation.23 Yoga practices can be key to exploring body knowledge and to a deep, ...

Author: Beth Berila

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498528030

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change is the first collection to gather together prominent scholars on yoga and the body. Using an intersectional lens, the essays examine yoga in the United States as a complex cultural phenomenon that reveals racial, economic, gendered, and sexual politics of the body. From discussions of the stereotypical yoga body to analyses of pivotal court cases, Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change examines the sociopolitical tensions of contemporary yoga. Because so many yogic spaces reflect the oppressive nature of many other public spheres, the essays in this collection also examine what needs to change in order for yoga to truly live up to its liberatory potential, from the blogosphere around Black women’s health to the creation of queer and trans yoga classes to the healing potential of yoga for people living with chronic illness or trauma. While many of these conversations are emerging in the broader public sphere, few have made their way into academic scholarship. This book changes all that. The essays in this anthology interrogate yoga as it is portrayed in the media, yoga spaces, and yoga as it is integrated in education, the law, and concepts of health to examine who is included and who is excluded from yoga in the West. The result is a thoughtful analysis of the possibilities and the limitations of yoga for feminist social transformation.
Categories: Social Science

Yoga the Body and Embodied Social Change

Yoga  the Body  and Embodied Social Change

The essays in this collection address media portrayals as well as yoga spaces themselves, analyzing who has been centered and who has been marginalized by racial, gender, sexual, economic and dis/ability power dynamics.

Author: Beth Berila

Publisher:

ISBN: 1498528023

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 356

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Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change examines the cultural phenomenon of yoga in the United States through an intersectional feminist lens. The essays in this collection address media portrayals as well as yoga spaces themselves, analyzing who has been centered and who has been marginalized by racial, gender, sexual, economic and dis/ability power dynamics. By analyzing contemporary body politics in the U.S. yoga sphere, Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change looks at both the limitations and possibilities of yoga for feminist social justice.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Yoga for Positive Embodiment in Eating Disorder Prevention and Treatment

Yoga for Positive Embodiment in Eating Disorder Prevention and Treatment

Body Image, 15, doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2015.04.010 24–34. Ballard, J., & Kripalani, K. (2016). Queering yoga: An ethic of social justice. In B. Berila, M. Klein, & C. J. Roberts (Eds.), Yoga, the body, and embodied social change: An ...

Author: Catherine Cook-Cottone

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000688504

Category: Psychology

Page: 260

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There is a growing body of research exploring the effectiveness of yoga as a pathway to positive embodiment for those at-risk for and struggling with eating disorders. This book provides a comprehensive look at the state of the field. This book begins with an introduction to positive embodiment, eating disorders, and yoga. It also offers insights into the personal journey of each of the editors as they share what brought them to this work. The first section of this book explores the empirical and conceptual rationale for approaching eating disorder prevention and treatment through the lens of embodiment and yoga. The next section of the text integrates the history of embodiment theory as related to yoga and eating disorders, provides the logic model for change and guidance for researchers, and offers a critical social justice perceptive of the work to date. The third section addresses the efficacy of yoga in the prevention and treatment of eating disorders including a comprehensive review and meta-analysis as well as five research studies demonstrating the various approaches to exploring the preventative and therapeutic effects of yoga for disordered eating. The final section of this book closes with a chapter on future directions and offers guidance for what is next in both practice and research. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special edition of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment & Prevention.
Categories: Psychology

Embodied Social Justice

Embodied Social Justice

For those who experience chronic physical pain or limitation, resourcing through the body can sometimes be challenging. In my own experience dealing ... Yoga, the body, and embodied social change: An intersectional feminist analysis.

Author: Rae Johnson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000796513

Category: Social Science

Page: 209

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Embodied Social Justice introduces an embodied approach to working with oppression. Grounded in current research, the book integrates key findings from education, psychology, sociology, and somatic studies while addressing critical gaps in how these fields have addressed pervasive patterns of social injustice. At the heart of the book, a series of embodied narratives bring to life everyday experiences of oppression through evocative descriptions of how power implicitly shapes body image, interpersonal space, eye contact, gestures, and the use of touch. This second edition includes two new "body stories" from research participants living and working in the global South. Supplemental guidelines for practice, updated references, and new community resources have also been added. Designed for social workers, counselors, educators, and other human service professionals working with members of disenfranchised and marginalized communities, Embodied Social Justice offers a conceptual framework and model of practice to assist in identifying, unpacking, and transforming embodied experiences of oppression from the inside out.
Categories: Social Science

Routledge Handbook of Feminist Peace Research

Routledge Handbook of Feminist Peace Research

Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick. Kauer, K., 2016. Yoga, culture and neoliberal embodiment of health. In: Berila, B. et al (Eds.), Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change. Lexington Books, Boulder, pp. 91–108.

Author: Tarja Väyrynen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429656767

Category: Political Science

Page: 466

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This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of feminist approaches to questions of violence, justice, and peace. The volume argues that critical feminist thinking is necessary to analyse core peace and conflict issues and is fundamental to thinking about solutions to global problems and promoting peaceful conflict transformation. Contributions to the volume consider questions at the intersection of feminism, gender, peace, justice, and violence through interdisciplinary perspectives. The handbook engages with multiple feminisms, diverse policy concerns, and works with diverse theoretical and methodological contributions. The volume covers the gendered nature of five major themes: • Methodologies and genealogies (including theories, concepts, histories, methodologies) • Politics, power, and violence (including the ways in which violence is created, maintained, and reproduced, and the gendered dynamics of its instantiations) • Institutional and societal interventions to promote peace (including those by national, regional, and international organisations, and civil society or informal groups/bodies) • Bodies, sexualities, and health (including sexual health, biopolitics, sexual orientation) • Global inequalities (including climate change, aid, global political economy). This handbook will be of great interest to students of peace and conflict studies, security studies, feminist studies, gender studies, international relations, and politics.
Categories: Political Science

Practicing Yoga as Resistance

Practicing Yoga as Resistance

in 2012 and works such as Yoga, The Body, and Embodied Social Change (Berila et al eds.) reveal the ways in which yoga is emerging as an important interdisciplinary and intersectional subject of study. These recent texts also focus upon ...

Author: Cara Hagan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000374919

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Bringing together a diverse chorus of voices and experiences in the pursuit of collective bodily, emotional, and spiritual liberation, Practicing Yoga as Resistance examines yoga as it is experienced across the Western cultural landscape through an intersectional, feminist lens. Naming the systems of oppression that permeate our lived experiences, this collection and its contributors shine a light on the ways yoga practice is intertwined with these systems while offering insight into how people challenge and creatively subvert, mitigate, and reframe them through their efforts. From the disciplines of yoga studies, embodiment studies, women’s and gender studies, performance studies, educational studies, social sciences, and social justice, the self-identified women, queer, BIPOC, and White allies represented in this book present an interdisciplinary tapestry of scholarship that serves to add depth to a growing assemblage of yoga literature for the 21st century.
Categories: Social Science

Decolonizing Yoga from Critical to Cosmic Consciousness

Decolonizing Yoga  from Critical to Cosmic Consciousness

Feminist-Informed Yoga and a Jain Way of Life Punam Mehta Ph.D. Anderson, K. (2000). ... In B., M. K., and C. J., eds., Yoga the body, and embodied social change: An intersectional feminist analysis. Lexington.

Author: Punam Mehta Ph.D.

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 9781665721967

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This book was written for diasporic South Asian women who have experienced microaggression or discrimination in modern yoga spaces in Canada or abroad. Punam Mehta, Ph.D. reveals how the yoga movement in Canada has been harmful to yoga’s grounding in Jain history, to South Asian social and cultural development, and to Jain diasporic women born and raised in Canada. She argues that marginalized women could recenter themselves by practicing yoga to overcome discrimination based on their race, gender, sexuality, class, and/or abilities within the context of today’s culture. The author seeks to answer questions such as: • What is the theoretical foundation of feminist-informed yoga in contemporary culture? • How can a feminist-informed yoga be applied as a healing approach to marginalized women? • How can contemporary yoga offer simple ways for marginalized women to feel good about themselves? The author highlights the removal of Canadian-born Jain mothers and more generally, South Asian mothers who face systemic racism in yoga studios. She also reveals how yoga, practiced in the Jain way of life, offers a holistic approach to well-being and spiritual health.
Categories: Social Science

Yoga and Resilience Empowering Practices for Survivors of Sexual Trauma

Yoga and Resilience  Empowering Practices for Survivors of Sexual Trauma

His writing can be found in four anthologies: Yoga Rising: 30 Empowering Stories from Yoga Renegades for Every Body; Mindfulness for Beginners; Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change: an Intersectional Feminist ...

Author: Danielle Rousseau

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781912085941

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

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Yoga and Resilience is part of a larger series put out by the Yoga Service Council in collaboration with the Omega Institute. To date, there have been three texts published: Best Practices for Yoga in Schools, Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans, and Best Practices for Yoga in the Criminal Justice System. This body of work takes a unique and groundbreaking approach of co-creation, calling on a diverse array of leading experts in the fields of trauma and yoga, to collaborate and distill best practices that will inform the fields of mental health, trauma-informed yoga, yoga service, and yoga more generally. Contributors and authors met during two symposia and engaged in an ongoing collaborative process resulting in the current text. Yoga and Resilience: Empowering Practices for Survivors of Sexual Trauma: Supports a holistic approach to ameliorating the impacts of traumatic stress, and specifically the impacts of sexual trauma. Serves as a resource to survivors, yoga teachers and practitioners, yoga service providers, trauma practitioners, and agency administrators among others. Presents a foundational understanding of sexual trauma and illuminates current best practices for integrating trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness practices into work with persons and systems impacted by sexual trauma. Explores an approach that moves beyond trauma-informed practice to a focus on resilience and universal inclusivity. Provides concrete tools to serve survivors better and to ensure that teachers and administrators not only seek to minimize harm but also combat sexual violence and its perpetration within yoga contexts. Contributors to the book: Keyona Aviles, Jacoby Ballard, Lisa Boldin, Maya Breuer, Regine Clermont, Colleen DeVirgiliis, Alexis Donahue, Pamela Stokes Eggleston, Jennifer Cohen Harper, Dani Harris, Nan Herron, Daniel Hickman, Diana Hoscheit, Beth Jones, Sue Jones, James Jurgensen, Mark A. Lilly, Jana Long, Anneke Lucas, Amanda J.G. Napior, Amina Naru, Emanuel "Manny" Salazar, Austin K. Sanderson, Lidia Snyder, Nicole Steward, Rosa Vissers, Kimberleigh Weiss-Lewit, Ann Wilkinson
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Pop Culture Yoga

Pop Culture Yoga

... edited Anne Gerristen and Giorgio Riello, 73–92. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. Page, Enoch H. “The Gender, Race, and Class Barriers: Enclosing Yoga as White Public Space.” In Yoga, The Body, and Embodied Social Change ...

Author: Kristen C Blinne

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781498584388

Category:

Page: 330

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Pop Culture Yoga: A Communication Remix was born out of a series of questions about the paradoxical nature of yoga: How do individuals and groups define yoga? What does it mean to "practice yoga", and what does this practice involve? What are some of the most important principles, guidelines, or philosophical tenets of yoga that shape people's definitions and practices? Who has the power and authority to define yoga? What are the limits, if any, of shared definitions of yoga? Kristen C. Blinne explores the myriad ways "yoga" is communicatively constructed and defined in and through popular culture in the United States. In doing so, Blinne offers insight into the many identity work processes in play in the construction of yoga categories, illuminating how individuals' and groups' words and actions represent practices of claiming--part of a complex communicative process centered around membership categorization--based on a range of authenticity discourses. Employing popular culture writing styles, Blinne ultimately contends that the majority of yoga styles practiced in the United States are remixes that can be classified as pop culture yoga, a distinct way of understanding this complex phenomenon.
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Stories of School Yoga

Stories of School Yoga

Yoga is not dodgeball: Mind-body integration and progressive education. In B. Berila, M. Klein, & C. Jackson Roberts (Eds.). Yoga, the body and embodied social change (109−124). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. Nolan, K. (2011).

Author: Andrea M. Hyde

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438475691

Category: Education

Page: 206

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Provides firsthand perspectives from yoga practitioners and educators on the promises and challenges of school-based yoga programs. The yoga-in-schools movement has been gaining momentum in recent years as adult practitioners realize the benefit of yoga in their personal lives and want to share it with children and youth. As the movement has grown, so has the need to understand how yoga works and its effects on individuals, groups, and school culture. Stories of School Yoga brings together firsthand narratives by teachers and practitioners from diverse settings nationwide to illuminate the multifaceted work, challenges, and benefits of teaching yoga to K−12 students in public schools. The stories here supplement and reframe quantitative research in the field; demonstrate how yoga can mitigate stress and tension, particularly amid an increased focus on standardized curricula and testing; and offer lessons learned and practical insights into planning, implementing, and running these programs. Rich in detail and accessible to nonspecialists, Stories of School Yoga presents helpful resources and a nuanced, on-the-ground look at the yoga-in-schools movement. “Stories of School Yoga contributes to the field of school-based yoga programs by providing a much-needed counterpoint to the majority of research in this field, which tends to be quantitative in nature. The book shares the rich stories of people who are implementing yoga in schools while also providing a scientific explanation for why these stories are important/needed. The contributors do not shy away from the broader social/political issues involved in implementing yoga within the educational system—a system that has many challenges of its own. I believe this book will assist both quantitative and qualitative researchers in developing future studies of yoga in schools, as well as practitioners interested in implementing yoga in schools.” — Bethany Butzer, University of New York in Prague
Categories: Education