Consisting of curated interviews with yoga pioneers including Gail Parker, Heather Mason, Ganesh Mohan, Neil Pearson and Danilo Forghieri Santaella, this book shows the transformational benefits of personal yoga practice and uncovers a collective deepening, resulting from accumulated practice and conscious application at scale. These interviews were collected with the "presencing approach," developed by the author in the dialogue and the interview process itself. The yoga narratives that form the heart of the book are inspirational stories from lineage holders and newer practitioners who have created transformational change in their own lives, or incorporated yoga into a bigger vision to benefit society and the planet. The book also presents a toolkit of actionable steps for readers to create social action and/or change. A unique example of moving from the "me" consciousness to the "we" consciousness. Yoga Radicals invites readers to join pioneers on a path of social action through personal transformation.
|Publisher:||Kingsley, Jessica Publishers|
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Table of Contents
Foreword Amy Wheeler 16
Yoga Radicals 31
I The Journey Starts: Arriving with Deeper Listening 33
Stories about transforming perception, gathering attention, mindfulness, extending awareness.
Race and ethnic informed practices Gail Parker 35
Phoenix rising Michael Lee 43
II Grounding and Co-Initiating: Planting Seeds of Potential 49
Welcoming the emerging future with embodied creativity.
Social justice is spirituality, spirituality is social justice Itta Roussos 51
All paths lead to here Amina Naru 57
Cultivating wisdom Matthew J. Taylor 65
Diving in with heart Jivana Heyman 71
III Connecting to Source: Awakening into the Immanent, the Emergent 77
Unfolding the "me" into the "we."
Compassionate embodied engagement Anneke Sips 79
Courageous heart and soul Shelly Prosko 87
Making space for integration at the beginning Joseph Le Page 95
I belong, you belong… Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani 103
IV State and Stage Shifts: Acting with Heart, Mind and Body as One 109
Healing self and others by resting and moving from a place of confident action. Crystallizing, playing with a shared coherent field of being-ness.
Blessed altar of the heart Amy Weintraub 111
When paths cross Pamela Stokes Eggleston 119
Just go Larry Payne 123
V Transforming Actions: Conscious Engagement, Stewarding "the New" 127
Moving with the collective will as it becomes visible, engaging with self and others through all the senses.
Making magic in the 'hood Freidel Kushman 129
Loving myself and others Catherine Cook-Cottone 135
Where will it all take us? Marlysa Sullivan 141
Climbing mountains Gary Kraftsow 147
Remembering our bodies, the earth Danilo Forghieri Santaella 153
VI Reflections on Participatory Action 161
Returning to rediscover the deeper shared roots, naming the magic of the ancient forms of true connection, staying simple.
Staying lost Richard C. Miller 163
Combining forces Helene Couvrette 169
Dancing our way in and through it all Camille Maurine 175
Loving wisely Neil Pearson 183
Keep playing in tune Rose Kress 191
Staying with it Stephen Cope 199
VII Further Reflections 203
Listening to the universe with others, listening again.
Waking up early Shirley Telles 205
Structuring the new pathways Ganesh Mohan 213
Trust the teachings Kazuo Keishin Kimura 217
Homeschooling arts Ann Marie Johnston 225
Sit sweet and still Nischala Joy Devi 231
An original moment Lori Bashour 237
World service Rob Schware 243
VIII A New Day After a Long Night 249
Landing in wellbeing and dreaming the world into being.
Finding home Monique Lonner 251
Heart intelligences Leigh Blashki 259
Tell me again, please Jana Long 265
I know how Heather Mason 271
Playfully swimming, embodying the Yantra Lorin Roche 279
Postscript by Amy Gage 287
Appendix 1 The Interview Process 290
Appendix 2 Shaping Change and Healthy Social Innovation with Theory U and Mindful Dialogue and Embodiment Practices 293
Background Bibliography 298