Tag Archives: LGBT

Sticks and Stones Will Break Our Bones: Racism, Homophobia and Prejudice

Before we started the asana portion of yoga class (the poses,) my teacher talked about Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. I borrowed it and, even though it’s a physically small book, it’s dense and requires thought after each paragraph. Mr. Coates calls white people “people who consider themselves white.” Being white is […]

“Coming Out as LGBT: Why Yoga Can Help” (Originally published on YOGANONYMOUS)

Recently someone that I’ve loved for almost two decades came out to me through text message. I was giddy with excitement for him, but that gave way to frustration. He’s wallowing in self-pity and is resigning to live unfulfilled. Perhaps he thinks himself undeserving or unlovable. If he would develop a yoga practice, learn ahimsa and […]