Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World
From the author:
Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World asks readers to explore the deeply transformational practice of yoga, and become social change agents so that they can create a world that is just for all.
The book explores liberation for ourselves and others, while asking us to engage in our own agency, whether that manifests as activism, volunteer work, or changing our relationships with others and ourselves.
Skill in Action clearly defines power and privilege, oppression, liberation and suffering, and invites readers to take steps to make changes in their lives to create a world that allows all of us to be free. The end of each chapter includes a sample practice so that readers can put the wisdom gained from the book into action in their lives. These sample practices include: breath work, asana, meditation and interpersonal relational work.
In an effort to move towards liberation for all, the practices extend beyond the individual to offer resources and tools to shift institutional policies and procedures in a culture that has left all of us negatively impacted by white supremacy.
Skill in Action is heavily influenced by the Bhagavad Gita, an ancient yogic text that calls us to live into our dharma and duty even when many distractions entice us to move off our our path. Skill in Action calls people and communities to take action and to not become complicit by becoming complacent. It asks that we take the powerful practice of yoga and use it to create a world that makes space for all, that values all and that speaks truth to power.