Yoga for the Body Politic


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Yoga for the Body Politic: Personal explorations for spontaneous ethical action in a shared world

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In Yoga for the Body Politic, Devon and Chris consider how we might use body and mind practices, such as yoga or meditation, to more deeply investigate and address issues of social justice. They aim to encourage the self- knowledge that empowers us to bring about change in our communities. 

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Episode 7 - Ethics

Airs at: Fri, 09/14/2018 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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In episode 7, Devon asked Chris to go 'expert' on the subject of philosophical ethics. In the ensuing conversation, we talk Aristotle, Prajna, and how to include the full spectrum of human superpowers in order to turn the wheel of ethical action along the middle path. It's ... Read more

Episode 6 - Being Good

Airs at: Mon, 09/10/2018 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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n this episode, Chris interviews Devon about what it is to be good. We consider questions such as, "What is it to be good and who are we being good for?" "Is there an opposite of being good?" Some of the ideas we discuss are being good as a type of performance, so as not to... Read more

Episode Five - Impatience

Airs at: Tue, 07/17/2018 at 7:00am - 8:00am
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By its nature, the experience of impatience is difficult to slow down, stay with, and get curious about. In this conversation, Devon helps Chris explore a recent process of transforming impatience (isolation, judgment, and fear) into patience (awareness of hurt, connection ... Read more

Episode Four: Discomfort

Airs at: Wed, 06/06/2018 at 7:00am - 8:00am
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In this episode, we talk about discomfort. We notice that when we’re uncomfortable, our reaction is often to separate or minimize the source of discomfort, or to develop habits of hardening or collapse. We also consider how we might access comfort, openness or learning by w... Read more

Episode Three: Self Care

Airs at: Fri, 05/18/2018 at 7:00am - 8:00am
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Most of us, whether in the yoga community or the activism community, have some sense that self-care is important in sustaining our commitments. In this episode, we dive in to how self-care connects us to each other and to our purposes, as well as what that can look or feel ... Read more

Episode Two: Ethical Action

Airs at: Fri, 04/13/2018 at 7:00am - 8:00am
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The question is not whether or not you can make a difference. You already do make a difference. The question is, “What kind of difference do you want to make?” Julia Butterfly Hill Inspired by the above quote, in this second episode of Yoga for the Body Politic, we (De... Read more

Episode One: How and Why

Airs at: Wed, 03/07/2018 at 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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In Episode One of Yoga for the Body Politic, Chris and Devon talk about the how and why of this podcast. Devon leads Chris and listeners in a meditation meant to demonstrate one way we might talk about being in our bodies. A story from Chris brings up some relevant question... Read more