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Music to Move You: I Want to Be a Bad Girl

Power. Strength. The ability to feel confidence in the face of any challenge and not care what people think of you in the end.  Sometimes we want that.  M.I.A., the incredible Sri Lankan musician, delivers that kind of message and vibe in her song Bad Girls. Have you not seen/heard this?  Then you need to familiarize yourself with this song and her work.  The video itself is pregnant with enough imagery and symbolism to fuel any feminist dialogue and it also just kicks a lot of ass.  So give a listen and see how it might influence your practice on Read more…

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Music to Move You: Sometimes Doing Yoga Means Dropping it like it’s Hot

As feminists we can’t agree or support the whole “slapping bitches and hoes (or is it ‘ho’s’…whatever)” thing that happens too often in popular music.  There is always the eternal conflict of hating the marginalization of women that is all too common in these genres while being pulled in by the irresistible beats and hooks that have allowed such behavior to become somewhat acceptable.  Women have often struggled to find equality and respect in the music that was born of social revolt and became the voice against oppression and racism both personal and institutionalized. Despite the contention that has often surrounded the Read more…

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Music to Move You: You Should Be Dancing

Sometimes, whether we’re talking about working out or doing a restorative movement practice the real challenge lies in finding the motivation to get off our asses.  No judgement!  It’s hard to fit it all in, especially when working hard, taking care of partners and children; it seems like there’s never any time left for ourselves.  That’s why it is so invariably essential to make and take that time.  Our attitudes about reconnecting with ourselves in a physical way needs to change.  Instead of setting up the workout or yoga practice before you as something to get done with we should Read more…

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