Yoga for the Body Politic: Personal explorations for spontaneous ethical action in a shared world
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.
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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
Julia Butterfly Hill
Inspired by the above quote, in this second episode of Yoga for the Body
Politic, we (De...
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...