Embrace Yoga's Roots: Courageous Ways to Deepen Your Yoga Practice
Do you want to be on the cutting edge of the future ofyoga?If you desire an authentic yoga practice embracing ancient yogicphilosophy and traditions but don’t know how to embody thatknowledge with integrity in today’s modern yoga culture, EmbraceYoga’s Roots is your guide to honor and not appropriate yoga."When we mistake yoga for a workout routine, reduce it tophysical fitness or even do some of the deeper aspects of yogawithout an eye to the whole system of liberation it offers, we robourselves and each other of the potential of this practice," saysSusanna Barkataki.Embrace Yoga's Roots explores the past's yogic traditions,brings them alive today, and preserves them for the future byexamining what separates us, reflecting on our part, taking actionfor equity and moving toward liberation together. If you practice,teach or want to learn yoga integrating your ethics and valueswhile respecting ancient yoga philosophy, you have found theessential guide to making that goal a reality."I can't think of anyone more suited to lead the way to embraceyoga's roots than Susanna. This book should be required reading inyoga teacher trainings across the world." ~ Rachel Brathen – authorof the New York Times Bestseller Yoga GirlThe Embrace Yoga Roots Framework revealed in this book sharesfour keys steps to deepen your yoga practice, increase empathy andcreate unity both personally and with the world.Separation: Learning how colonization, cultural appropriation,and oppression results in trauma for yogis and separation from yogatraditions.Reflection: Understanding the causes of separation and ourroles, either supporting separation (knowingly or not) versuscreating unity and equity in yoga.Reconnection: Exploring specific and concrete skills andsolutions for living and practicing yoga as unity, inspiring globaltransformation.Liberation: Integrating a more honorable and ethical practicein your life supporting personal growth by following the ancientteachings.Barkataki shares tools, resources and gentle guidancedemonstrating how you can embody a complete yoga practice thatincludes and extends beyond the physical, the mindful and thesacred to something equitable, inclusive and accessible foreveryone on all levels of their being. This book is more than atextbook on yoga's history but a practical guide offeringreflective questions for the personal exploration of challengingtopics leading to personal and social transformation. EmbraceYoga's Roots shows you how to take this awakened understanding andvital message into your local yoga community, helping to connectyou with the yoga community worldwide.Lead the global movement now by honoring and embracing ancientphilosophies, practices and lifestyles supporting a unified yogicstate.