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How is ‘chakra’ pronounced?

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Please stay till the end! But first let’s back it up to make sure we are all on the same page. 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁𝗹𝘆, 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗦𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗸𝗿𝗶𝘁? Sanskrit is an ancient language originating in South Asia. It is the language that yoga was written down in and uses the Devanāgarī alphabet (similar to the English language using […]

I am simultaneously scared and thrilled with the direction my work is taking.

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I am simultaneously scared and thrilled with the direction my work is taking. I am scared because truly coming home to oneself is challenging work and dominant culture – which I name as a system of white supremacy – has taught me not to rock the boat or I won’t be ‘successful.’ Dominant culture has […]

I am not my trauma, and my trauma is not permanent.

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Today’s Musing *Trigger Warning: mention of sexual assault, no details* As I endeavour on some healing over the next few weeks, I acknowledge that I am not my trauma and that my trauma is not permanent. My trauma consists of unprocessed and trapped emotion. I continue to develop my toolbox for processing and holding myself […]

Who am I to talk about white supremacy

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This is a question that I have been sitting with since June when I saw the slick veils of white supremacy for the first time, sparked by the murder of George Floyd and the uprisings that followed. I am a young, slender, white, heterosexual-passing, able bodied, neuro-typical, Canadian, cis female. I hold a huge amount […]

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