She stands out there for the world to see,
her undecided right arm raised
against the ash grey sheet,
neither beckoning nor saluting,
four stubby half fingers
mocking the wave you might prefer
to have seen…

I Know Why So Many Women Wait So Long to Speak of Their Abuse

I never sat down and made a conscious decision not to tell anyone what was done to me. I took it for granted that silence was the only option. In fact, it wasn’t really even an option — it was just the way of the world as I knew it. Living my life in silence wasn’t a choice. It was the only way I knew how to live.

Yoga Off the Path

Many people practicing within the Western yoga tradition share a belief that ‘hatha yoga’ is an ancient spiritual practice. It is not. Contemporary hatha yoga is a worldwide phenomenon that originated in the early 20th century as a synthesis of Western physical exercise regimes and traditional Indian hatha yoga.

An Open Apology to the Women Who Were Abused by Bikram Choudhury

A Los Angeles jury recently found Bikram Choudhury liable for $924,500 in compensatory damages after finding he had subjected an employee to harassment and retaliation. The same jury later hit him with a punitive award of $6,400,000 for just generally acting like a despicable human being. There are several more women who have outstanding lawsuits …

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