How to be Really Pro Life

by Malcolm McLean     I have been meditating on the term “pro life”: literally, to be on the side of life.   Surely a worthy place to be!   In the yoga tradition, reverence and defence of life flow from the yamas, our code of conduct, which includes ahimsa, non-violence. So we answer yes to…

Yoga for Balance – by Malcolm McLean

Last winter, when you picked your way down an icy NDG sidewalk, did you do so with purposeful, prudent steadiness; or with mind in turmoil and fearful footing.   Did you have balance?   That graceful Tango progression you pulled off, finally, after an evening of struggling and feeling like roadkill? When your balance kicked…

Yoga for Vanity – by Julie Nadler

Summer 2016 In 1992 when I first read Naomi Wolf’s The Beauty Myth a few ideas that had been swirling around in my feminist consciousness suddenly came together.  Who decides what is feminine?  Who decides what feminine beauty is? Back then the answer was not so obvious but today it is: women themselves do. Today…