75-minute Nourishing Flow for the Weary Protester

I created this free yoga practice for protesters whose hearts are heavy and whose bodies are weary. Here in Switzerland, we are horrified by the reports of escalating police brutality, news of the President tear-gassing American citizens, and journalists being arrested and beaten.

Yoga and meditation practices are, more than anything, designed to offer a refuge from suffering, a sanctuary from despair and disembodiment. So helping protesters reconnect with their breath and drop tenderly into their bodies feels like one tiny thing I can do from afar.

Inspired by Lama Rod Owens’s call to “decenter comfort,” this 75-minute gentle practice aims to nourish, ground and soothe exhausted #BLM protesters, activists, allies and loved ones. It closes with an 8 minute, 46 second seated meditation dedicated to George Floyd and other who’ve been murdered by police violence. Be sure to take a long savasana to close.

Here are the Black mindfulness and Liberation Theology scholar-activists that I mention in the video. Please dive into their work:

Lama Rod Owens @lamarodowens
George Mumford @george.mumford
Ty Powers @sarahpowersinsightyoga
Rev. angel kyodo williams @zenchangeangel
Rev. Dr. William J Barber II @revdrbarber
Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney @wilgafney on Twitter
Rev. Jacqui Lewis @revjacquilewis
Austin Channing Brown @austinchanning
Rev. Dr. James Cone
Rev. Dr. Katie Cannon

My heart goes out to all Black folks who are suffering from systemic racial injustice now and throughout history. I stand in solidarity with the Black community and commit to continuing to listen and learn.

You can find this practice on YouTube or on the studio BE blog

May it be of service.


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