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Women Lead the Prayer for Water at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota

Mni wiconi—“Water is life.” This Lakota phrase weaves throughout my days here on Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. Over the past week, I’ve seen it on T-shirts worn by teenagers, on banners held by children, painted on family cars, shouted from kayaks, and whispered in prayer by grandmothers.  I’ve come to this community in…

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Yoga for Every Body: How I Learned to Welcome All of Myself onto the Mat

Unlike many yoga stories, mine did not begin by coming to the mat through a transformative or life-changing event. My life was humming along nicely, full of family, friends, and a sense of security. Truthfully, the only reason I went to my first yoga class was because of the promise of sweet potato fries and…