What if Yoga's HIStory is like the rest of HIStory, where women are cut out and "put in their place" in the patriarchal writings of history?
I am on a mission to bring the HERstory of yoga to you. Would you be interested in a workshop that featured Shakti (see below) as the revered and honored guest as we discuss and read HERstory? All of the writings I can muster will come together in a RECLAIMING of women and their power to bring peace and balance to the world of yoga.
There is no yoga without woman.
"Woman is the foundation of the world; The Universe is Her form. Woman is the foundation of the world; She is the true form of the body. Whatever form She takes, whether the form of a man or a woman, is the superior form. In Woman is the form of all things, of all that lives and moves in the world. There is no jewel rarer than a woman, no condition superior to that of a woman. There is not, nor has been, nor will any destiny to equal that of a woman. There is no kingdom, no wealth, to be compared with a woman. There is no prayer to equal a woman. There is not, nor has been, nor will be any riches more valuable than Woman."
Shaktisangama Tantra (11.52)
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Shakti (Sanskrit pronunciation: [ˈʃʌktɪ]) (Devanagari: शक्ति; from Sanskrit shak, "to be able"), meaning "Power" or "empowerment," is theprimordial cosmic energy and represents the dynamic forces that are thought to move through the entire universe in Hinduism. Shakti is the concept, or personification, of divine feminine creative power, sometimes referred to as 'The Great Divine Mother' in Hinduism. On the earthly plane, shakti most actively manifests through female embodiment and creativity/fertility, though it is also present in males in its potential, unmanifest form