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Prepare for a unique journey through the world of yoga with an opinionated, funny twist. Join a devout Catholic, a PhD-toting engineering professor, and an extreme athlete as they navigate the intriguing yet mysterious realm of yoga. Their initial skepticism, rooted in Eastern philosophy, quickly dissolves as yoga seamlessly melds with their Catholic faith, offering a universal path to physical and mental well-being. Buckle up for a humorous takedown of common misconceptions about yoga’s compatibility with Western religious beliefs. It’s all about respecting the body, which conveniently aligns with their active (with a dash of clumsy adventures thrown in). Yoga emerges as their steadfast companion amidst the chaos of academia, motherhood, and athletic pursuits. Dive into the physical and mental benefits of yoga, coupled with its intriguing biomechanics that are bound to tickle your geeky side. But hold on to your yoga mats; things take a serious with a discussion on yoga’s profound impact on foster children carrying the weight of trauma. Explore common traumas like abuse, neglect, and separation from biological families, all while embracing the paradoxical longing for even abusive homes, reminding us of the universal need for connection. In this narrative, humor dances with seriousness, creating a storytelling experience like no other. So, fasten your seatbelts and prepare for a rollercoaster ride through the world of yoga, where laughter and contemplation blend seamlessly on the mat.

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Journal of Yoga and Physiotherapy



Juniper Publishers