Dec 15, 2020
Chapter 4 - Gather
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This is a moment to look inward, look at how you are practicing ahimsa in the midst of the anti-Black racism and harm you witness. How are you creating a sanctuary space of healing and peace, without the spiritual bypassing? Ahimsa, often translated as non-harm, does not mean nonaction. It does not mean check out and detach from the suffering you witness. "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." - Viktor E. Frankl This piece was crafted while feeling overtired watching the words and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrangled to suppress and silence the very people his words were meant to inspire to act. This piece was crafted for your yoga instructor, studio owner, and friend who's having trouble living their yoga. Hear yoga teachers Kelley Palmer, Stephanie Hicks, Marcus Stanback, Dan’yelle Williamson, Susanna Barkataki, and Anjali Sunita.

Ahimsa is a limited series audiomemoir on yoga, wellness, and Black Lives in 2020 written and narrated by Dr. Yasmene Mumby. Sound and music by Justin Mayfield. Dave Nelson, Andrew Horan, and Alice Thompson edited the script. “Hold On” performed by the Kuumba Singers at Harvard College with Bobby McFerrin. Funding for this artistry was made possible by YogaGlo. Go to www.yasmenemumby.com for the latest updates and to support more of this work.

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