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Yoga Instructor and “Body Activist” Jessamyn Stanley Says White Supremacy has Polluted Yoga

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Posted By: hershey, 6/11/2021 10:16:32 AM

In her new book Yoga: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance, the yoga instructor and body activist shares reflective personal essays that touch upon everything from racism to the cultural appropriation of American yoga, from consumerism to cannabis.


WARNING for children...DO NOT look at the picture along with the article....she writes about her book that the book explores the existence of white supremacy and cultural appropriation in American there nothing they won't complain about?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Come And Take It 6/11/2021 10:20:48 AM (No. 812501)
Black and white liberals have polluted society as a whole.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: seamusm 6/11/2021 10:33:24 AM (No. 812519)
Yoga? Methinks she'd be a much better Buddha instructor - she's already got the body habitus down fat, I mean, pat.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DARling 6/11/2021 10:39:12 AM (No. 812524)
Maybe we don't want a morbidly-obese land whale as our yoga instructor. Especially after a pandemic which took the lives of a lot of people who looked like her.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: skacmar 6/11/2021 10:39:48 AM (No. 812526)
Is it cultural appropriation when a black woman does yoga? Everyone accuses white people of stealing everything, but if a minority does something from another culture, it's ok? If white people shunned everything that people claim is from their culture, they would accuse us of being xenophobic. The US is full of people from all over the world. Of course there is cultural appropriation. The entire country is made up of all cultures mixed together so the entire country is one giant culturally appropriated mess. That's what makes us great!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1 6/11/2021 10:40:50 AM (No. 812528)
I am profoundly offended by the cultural appropriation of polka dancing by non Poles, especially at weddings. The same goes for the chicken dance. Damn you to hell, you WASPs! And the rest of you non Poles as well.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: chance_232 6/11/2021 10:47:23 AM (No. 812536)
Stop. Just stop. Once upon a time America was the great melting pot where culture, traditions, food, entertainment, literature, art etc etc were shared and celebrated. It was encouraged for insight, knowledge, understanding etc. It made us better. Now.........the people who fought and sometimes died for integration, acceptance, inclusion and understanding would be rolling in their graves at what their movement has become. The beneficiaries of their blood, sweat and tears would have integration re-impossed, but with themselves at the top of the food chain.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/11/2021 10:48:51 AM (No. 812539)
Stretch This one finger salute!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Highlander 6/11/2021 10:49:33 AM (No. 812540)
She needs another line of work. Yoga isn’t working out for her. Maybe she can give swimming lesson to baby whales.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: laurenc 6/11/2021 10:56:07 AM (No. 812550)
Does she give yoga lessons to Stacey Abrams?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Laotzu 6/11/2021 10:56:40 AM (No. 812551)
I used to think progressivism was a mental illness. More specifically, I now think it's a personality disorder.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Cindiana 6/11/2021 11:02:31 AM (No. 812562)
Okay, you made me look. Do people actually sign up for her class???? Good Lord!!!!!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Gordon Mills 6/11/2021 11:07:27 AM (No. 812571)
OMG! I should have known by the name
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Nimby 6/11/2021 11:27:05 AM (No. 812604)
Does this maroon realize how stupid she sounds? Conditioning body and mind doesn’t favor skin color, body type or culture. She IS the one who has APPROPRIATED INDIAN Culture, the word she is bandying about. Yoga came from India, not from Africa!! What a tool
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Reply 14 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace 6/11/2021 11:32:37 AM (No. 812611)
ARRGGHH!!! Barf alert.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: smokincol 6/11/2021 11:35:26 AM (No. 812616)
she's following the yoga lifestyle except the food intake portion(s) - or - maybe she's not.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 6/11/2021 11:38:15 AM (No. 812623)
Her pronouns are "fat" and "ugly".
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Bison65 6/11/2021 12:02:48 PM (No. 812642)
A great many black women look just like that. It s the reason black men have such large Johnsons. It takes a lot of Johnson to get into that. It is evolution proved.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 6/11/2021 12:14:50 PM (No. 812651)
I learned all the classic Yoga poses from her: Downward Hippo Beached Whale Yelpin Bull Seal Also some aeorbic work -- Run From the Job Application, Fight for the PopEye's Sandwich, Yell at Whitey
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Readaholic 6/11/2021 12:20:55 PM (No. 812663)
A few stretches does not a Yogi make.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: rememberwhen 6/11/2021 12:26:52 PM (No. 812669)
Everything about our society is steeped in white supremacy. Some people may disagree, but it's true because I say so. Evidence? I don't need no stinkin' evidence. Just take my word for it.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: ConservativeYogini 6/11/2021 12:31:24 PM (No. 812681)
As a yogini, and a pale person, I want to weigh in on this one, but I realize I have no chance to carry as much weight on the subject as she does.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: MDConservative 6/11/2021 12:31:27 PM (No. 812682)
My yoga...never touch the stuff. So don't blame me, sistah.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Newtsche 6/11/2021 1:04:04 PM (No. 812703)
Imagine the ego it takes to look AND think like this and then draw attention to yourself.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: red1066 6/11/2021 1:21:13 PM (No. 812719)
An affirmative action yoga instructor. How can this pile of lard do any yoga positions. Is there a beached whale position? Looks like the only position she's mastered is the chow down position. Even the yoga outfit she's wearing is screaming help.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: toddh 6/11/2021 1:49:33 PM (No. 812747)
She will become Republican after she learns about where and who yoga came from. The word "yoga" is cognate with English "yoke." PS: Yoga is available to all sentient beings and cannot be misappropriated on basis of species/accent/tentacle parity.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/11/2021 1:57:16 PM (No. 812759)
I looked at the pic. Her yoga ain’t working.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: JHHolliday 6/11/2021 1:58:56 PM (No. 812762)
This qualifies for laugh of the day. I know a few people who are into yoga and all are slim and trim. It might not be the yoga. It might be they just want to look good in those skimpy outfits and keep trim for that reason.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: paral04 6/11/2021 2:24:19 PM (No. 812775)
This person is worried about appropriation of American yoga? I think she should worry more about why she would want the world to see that horribly our-of-shape body she is living in. I am really going to take her advice about well-being. She is seriously depressed or angry with herself and taking it out on junk food.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Chiritwo 7/30/2021 2:53:54 PM (No. 862427)
She can't be healthy at that weight.
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