Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage and Compassion

Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage and Compassion

by Jivana Heyman
Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage and Compassion

Yoga Revolution: Building a Practice of Courage and Compassion

by Jivana Heyman


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It is time to address the dissonance between the often superficial way yoga is currently being practiced and the depth of yoga’s ancient universal spiritual teachings. In this clarion call to action, Jivana Heyman offers a blueprint for cultivating a practice based in the ancient wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras in service of those experiencing exclusion and oppression.

Heyman illuminates the yogic mandate of seva—or acts of service that see, care for, and uplift those around us—as a way to serve the world without losing your way. Through pose sequences, practice prompts such as “Embracing Failure,” and stories from yoga teachers who are implementing seva in their classes, Heyman shows you what it means to serve, how to serve, and how to promote inclusivity through your service. Our job, says Heyman, is not to clear our mind through yoga practice, but rather to expand it so widely that it can embrace the entire universe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611808780
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 12/07/2021
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 646,640
Product dimensions: 6.01(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

JIVANA HEYMAN, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, is the founder and director of the Accessible Yoga Association, an international non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to the yoga teachings. Accessible Yoga offers Conferences, Community Forums, and a popular Ambassador program. He’s the co-founder of the Accessible Yoga Training School, co-host of the Accessible Yoga Podcast, and the author of Accessible Yoga: Poses and Practices for Every Body (Shambhala Publications). Jivana has specialized in teaching yoga to people with disabilities and out of this work, the Accessible Yoga organization was created to support education, training, and advocacy with the mission of shifting the public perception of yoga. More info at

Table of Contents

Foreword Kelley Palmer xi

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction 1

Part 1 Inner Revolution

1 Ancient Teachings, Contemporary Practice 9

2 The Goal of Yoga: Clear Perception 26

3 Connecting to the Source of the Teachings 41

4 Embodying the Eight Limbs of Yoga 50

5 Rainbow Mind: Enlightenment Today 60

6 Honest Reflection 78

7 Death Is the Ultimate Teacher 87

Part 2 Outer Revolution

8 Yoga Is Service 103

9 Practice in Real Life 118

10 The Evolution of Our Practice 128

11 Engaged Yoga 137

12 Building Community 150

Part 3 Yoga in Practice

13 Finding Your Inner Teacher 169

14 Caring for Yourself with Yoga 179

15 A Sample Practice 185

Resources 227

Glossary 232

Notes 240

Contributors 248

Photo Credits 254

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