Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga instructor and “body activist.” Stanley Blames white supremacy for polluting yoga. I guess everything is racist.
Today a writer claimed that apple pie is racist. Peanut butter and jelly are racist. Political correctness is destroying the United States by dividing people by race and sexual preferences.
Stanley claims that whites doing American yoga is cultural appropriation. If she is worried about that, she should know that American yoga began in 1893 and was introduced to the United States by Swami Vivekananda, who was Indian by birth. So if she is worried about cultural appropriation, she should give it up because she is not from India.
In her book she wrote:
“I would venture to say that everything in our collective society is rooted in white supremacy. I am sure there are many people who would disagree with that, and honestly, I don’t care because I believe that and I know it’s the case.”
Jessamyn Stanley needs you to know what yoga is really about – and it’s not the poses.
In her new book Yoke: My Yoga of Self-Acceptance, the yoga instructor and body activist shares reflective personal essays that touch upon everything from racism to the cultural appropriation of American yoga, from consumerism to cannabis.
And while the timing couldn’t be better considering the current cultural climate, the idea for the book came to her years ago while she was writing her first book, Every Body Yoga, a guide to developing a yoga practice.
“I realized yoga is a lot more than postures,” she tells PEOPLE. “The postures get to be more complicated, not because you’re practicing harder gymnastics or physical postures, but because you’re practicing emotional and mental and really spiritual postures.”…
…The book explores the existence of white supremacy and cultural appropriation in American yoga. “I would venture to say that everything in our collective society is rooted in white supremacy. I am sure there are many people who would disagree with that, and honestly, I don’t care because I believe that and I know it’s the case,” she says.