Yoga And The Aging Body with Linda SparroweApril 10, 2015
Yoga and the Aging Body
Podcast featuring Dr. Beth Berila and Linda Sparrowe
Many of us in the West are taught to resist aging. The mainstream yoga culture still places a great deal of emphasis on youth and flexibility. But Sparrowe sees yoga as “a companion for life.” It can help us be present and kind with ourselves in the inevitable and vibrant journey of aging.
“People think about yoga as transformation. But it’s not about transforming our bodies….it’s about transforming our relationship to our bodies.”
She shares with us how to take internal inventories to give ourselves what we need and how to approach our practice lovingly, whatever our age and experience with yoga.
Linda Sparrowe is writer, editor, teacher, and mentor in the holistic healing arena, with a special emphasis on women’s health and yoga. As the former editor-in-chief of Yoga International magazine and past managing editor of Yoga Journal, Linda has been instrumental in bringing the authentic voice of yoga to thousands of yoga teachers and practitioners. Linda co-leads the Courageous Women, Fearless Living retreats for women touched by cancer.
She has recently written two books, YogaMama and Yoga At Home, which are both due out Fall 2015. She is on the advisory board of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition and contributed a chapter in the book Yoga and Body Image.[/box]
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Beth Berila, Ph.D., LLC, RYT is the Director of the Women’s Studies Program and Professor in the Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She is also a registered yoga teacher and is completing her 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training program at Devanadi School of Yoga and Wellness.
She is a founding board member of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition. Her current projects merge yoga and meditation practices with feminism and mindful education to create a form of socially engaged embodied learning.[/box]