Here we are, the business end of the uni semester, and the final weeks of my degree. There isn't a lot of time for writing things that aren't being assessed, but apparently I found time to feed my obsession with making yoga music playlists! So please enjoy these great new tunes for your practice, for … Continue reading Another Yoga With Jess playlist for YOU!
If you’ve picked up a Yoga Journal mag lately you may have noticed (although perhaps not consciously) that the covers are all starting to resemble the standard fashion magazine format. The cover models featured are female, white, and thin. These women, with seamless makeup and wearing tight clothing, are photographed from provocative and flattering angles. … Continue reading Yoga Representation, Body Image and Gender
It’s that time of year again: the weather is getting warmer, quirky suburban light displays are appearing, end of year Christmas celebrations fill restaurants and bars around town, and most of the yoga studios are taking a break or running reduced classes. For the committed yogi who relies on their chosen class for any or … Continue reading Christmas holidays, time for those two scary words: home practice (part one – reflections).
Within some Hindu traditions a common practice on the commencement of a new project, is to honor the god Ganesha. One of Ganesha’s main agencies is the clearing away of obstacles. As a yoga teacher and student of south asian religion and wisdom traditions, I’ve decided this would be an appropriate beginning to this blog. … Continue reading Om gam ganapataye namaha!