What is Yoga Really Like in America?
Yoga in America, published in early 2009, was a book ahead of its time. Long before the debate about what is and isn’t yoga heated up in the blogosphere, and all the narrow stereotypes that resulted, this book celebrated the actual wide diversity of Yoga in America, as told by passionate yoga teachers themselves.
There are 46 articles chosen out of over 500 submitted in an open competition, the brainstorm of publisher Deborah Bernstein. I had the honor and pleasure of co-editing the book with Deborah. This was the experience that led me a few months later to elephant journal and the development of elephant yoga, which follows in the same tradition of wide (some might say “wild”) diversity.
Today the entire book is available free online, and we have started publishing it article by article with illustrations and writer photos on elephant journal. Here is an ongoing index of those articles so far for easy reference:
The following Yoga in America co-authors have also published on elephant, although their Yoga in America articles are not on elephant yet (Click to see their work. Let me know if I missed anyone):
I love being able to share these writers with the elephant audience.
hot on elephant
The 4 Stages of a Good Divorce. A Letter to my Children: You do not come from a Broken Home. These People are Rare Gems—Keep Them, Fight for Them, don’t Give Up on Them. Mom, can I Call her Mom, Too? Jon Stewart makes first appearance since retiring—”it’s not your country.” Waylon shares 10 transformingly beautiful Quotes about Love. My Marriage had to End—for my Life to Begin. 40 Things I’ve Learned in 40 Years. Why your Yoga Goals are (Probably) Irrelevant, if not Downright Dangerous. The Day I Stopped Running.