Sophie Laggan

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Prop me up! Making use of household items to support your yoga practice

One day we’re in the studio, the next we’re online – it’s hard to keep up with all the changes sometimes! However, one thing that can remain constant, keeping us grounded throughout all this disturbance, is our yoga asana practice. You may be a seasoned practitioner or someone new to yoga. Either way, there is …

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IV. Social justice and the yoga practitioner: moving skillfully in the modern world

This is the fourth part of this four-part blog series. If you want to start at the beginning, read the articles entitled ‘Social justice and the yoga practitioner’ in reverse order. Moving skilfully in the modern world With mental training, through yoga, therapy, and life experience, we have the ability traverse the plane of the …

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III. Social justice and the yoga practitioner: a yogic view of disturbance

This is the third part of this four-part blog series. If you want to start at the beginning, read the articles entitled ‘Social justice and the yoga practitioner’ in reverse order. A yogic view of disturbance – the macrocosm According to yogic astronomy, the increasing number of disruptions we are seeing externally can be explained …

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II. Social justice and the yoga practitioner: yoga’s relevance today

This is the second part of this four-part blog series. If you want to start at the beginning, read the articles entitled ‘Social justice and the yoga practitioner’ in reverse order. Yoga is still as relevant today as it was in the time of the Egyptians. However, while its focus back then may have been …

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I. Social justice and the yoga practitioner: yoga’s colonial history

This is the first part of the essay I wrote for the final assignment of my 200 Hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training. It arose following the Black Lives Matter protests during lockdown in the summer of 2020. I chose the topic so I could educate myself on the issues of inequity from a yogic perspective, …

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