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044. Yoga Revolution

Season #2

In episode 42, Amber Karnes interviews Jivana Heyman about his upcoming book, Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage and Compassion. We discuss what a “yoga revolution” means, the relationship between yoga and social justice, the role of self-care in our work, and much more. This interview invites us to take a look at the “why” behind our personal yoga practice and consider possibilities for expanding how we use our yoga in the world on and off the mat.

*Note: Yoga Revolution's publishing date has been pushed back to December 7, 2021.

In Episode 42:

  • Why Jivana chose “Yoga Revolution” for the title of his book and what he means by a yoga revolution
  • What does it mean to build a practice of courage and compassion?
  • What is the relationship between yoga and social justice? 
  • How your inner practice affects your actions in the world (activism) and helps us see humanity and honor wholeness
  • The different traditions in yoga on and off the map and a renewed look at the tradition of yoga as a path of service 
  • How Jivana took inspiration from the Black Lives Matter movement to fuel his current activism
  • What it means to have a “rainbow mind” or a Queer approach to yoga
  • The role of self care in our service / justice work
  • A question we are sitting with this week: What is the goal or focus of your personal practice (enlightenment, less stress, strength & flexibility, physical healing)? How does that show up in your life?

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