Integrating Mindfulness into Anti-Oppression Pedagogy: Social Justice in Higher Education

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Routledge #ad - Authentic classroom discussions about oppression and diversity can be difficult; a mindful approach allows students to explore their experiences with compassion and to engage in critical inquiry to confront their deeply held beliefs and value systems. Drawing from mindfulness education and social justice teaching, this book explores an anti-oppressive pedagogy for university and college classrooms.

This engaging book is full of practical tips for deepening learning, addressing challenging situations, and providing mindfulness practices in anti-oppression classrooms. Integrating mindfulness into anti-Oppression Pedagogy is for all higher education professionals interested in pedagogy that empowers and engages students in the complex unlearning of oppression.

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The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness

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TarcherPerigee #ad - These practices help us to slow down and reflect on microaggressions--to hold them with some objectivity and distance--rather than bury unpleasant experiences so they have a cumulative effect over time. Through the practice of embodied mindfulness--paying attention to our thoughts, recognize our own biases, feelings, and physical sensations in an open, nonjudgmental way--we increase our emotional resilience, and become less reactive when triggered.

As sharon salzberg,  new york times-bestselling author of real Happiness writes, “Rhonda Magee is a significant new voice I've wanted to hear for a long time—a voice both unabashedly powerful and deeply loving in looking at race and racism. Magee shows that embodied mindfulness calms our fears and helps us to exercise self-compassion.

The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness #ad - Incorporating mindfulness exercises, and Magee's hard-won insights, research,  The Inner Work of Racial Justice offers a road map to a more peaceful world. When conflict and division are everyday realities, to find the safety of our own tribe, our instincts tell us to close ranks, and to blame others.

This book profoundly shows that in order to have the difficult conversations required for working toward racial justice, inner work is essential. Illuminates the very heart of social justice and how it might be approached and nurtured through mindfulness practices in community and through the discernment and new degrees of freedom these practices entrain.

From the foreword by jon kabat-zinn in a society where unconscious bias, and systemic injustices are so deeply ingrained, institutionalized racism, microaggressions, healing is an ongoing process. Magee helps us develop the capacity to address the fears and anxieties that would otherwise lead us to re-create patterns of separation and division.

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Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat, Love Your Body.

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Workman Publishing Company #ad - It’s a how-to book: here are easy-to-follow directions to 50 basic yoga poses and 10 sequences to practice at home, all photographed in full color.  . Now she brings her body-positive, emotionally uplifting approach to yoga in a book that will help every reader discover the power of yoga and how to weave it seamlessly into his or her life.

It’s a book for readers already doing yoga, looking to refresh their practice or find new ways to stay motivated. Most of all, ” “i need to release fear, with yoga sequences like “i want to energize My Spirit, but how one feels, showing us that yoga isn’t about how one looks, it’s a book that changes the paradigm, ” “I Want to Love Myself.

Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear, Get On the Mat, Love Your Body. #ad - Jessamyn stanley, a yogi who breaks all the stereotypes, has built a life as an internationally recognized yoga teacher and award-winning Instagram star by combining a deep understanding for yoga with a willingness to share her personal struggles in a way that touches everyone who comes to know her. From the unforgettable teacher Jessamyn Stanley comes Every Body Yoga, a book that breaks all the stereotypes.

It’s a book that challenges the larger issues of body acceptance and the meaning of beauty. It’s a book of inspiration for beginners of all shapes and sizes: If Jessamyn could transcend these emotional and physical barriers, so can we.

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Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning

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Jossey-Bass #ad - Examples of contemplative techniques included in the book are mindfulness, deep listening, and pilgrimage, yoga, contemplative reading and writing, meditation, including site visits and field trips. Contemplative pedagogy is a way for instructors to: empower students to integrate their own experience into the theoretical material they are being taught in order to deepen their understanding; help students to develop sophisticated problem-solving skills; support students’ sense of connection to and compassion for others; and engender inquiries into students’ most profound questions.

Contemplative practices are used in just about every discipline—from physics to economics to history—and are found in every type of institution. Each year more and more faculty, and leaders of teaching and learning centers seek out best practices in contemplative teaching, education reformers, and now can find them here, brought to you by two of the foremost leaders and innovators on the subject.

Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful Methods to Transform Teaching and Learning #ad - This book presents background information and ideas for the practical application of contemplative practices across the academic curriculum from the physical sciences to the humanities and arts.

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Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body

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Avery #ad - Sweeping away common misconceptions and neuromythology to open readers’ eyes to the ways data has been distorted to sell mind-training methods, the authors demonstrate that beyond the pleasant states mental exercises can produce, the real payoffs are the lasting personality traits that can result. Two new york times–bestselling authors unveil new research showing what meditation can really do for the brain.

Exciting, compelling, and grounded in new research, this is one of those rare books that has the power to change us at the deepest level. The authors also reveal the latest data from Davidson’s own lab that point to a new methodology for developing a broader array of mind-training methods with larger implications for how we can derive the greatest benefits from the practice.

Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body #ad - Unveiling here the kind of cutting-edge research that has made them giants in their fields, Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson show us the truth about what meditation can really do for us, as well as exactly how to get the most out of it. In the last twenty years, meditation and mindfulness have gone from being kind of cool to becoming an omnipresent Band-Aid for fixing everything from your weight to your relationship to your achievement level.

But short daily doses will not get us to the highest level of lasting positive change—even if we continue for years—without specific additions. More than sheer hours, we need smart practice, including crucial ingredients such as targeted feedback from a master teacher and a more spacious, less attached view of the self, all of which are missing in widespread versions of mind training.

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Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out

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Sounds True #ad - How to grow our inner capacity to face racial ignorance and suffering with a wise and caring heart“Racism is a heart disease, ” writes Ruth King, “and it's curable. Exploring a crucial topic seldom addressed in meditation instruction, this revered teacher takes to her pen to shine a compassionate, provocative, and practical light into a deeply neglected and world-changing domain profoundly relevant to all of us.

She offers guided instructions on how to work with our own role in the story of race and shows us how to cultivate a culture of care to come to a place of greater clarity and compassion. With mindful of race, ruth king offers:  Tend first to our suffering, listen to what it is trying to teach us, and direct its energies most effectively for change.

Mindful of Race: Transforming Racism from the Inside Out #ad - . Here, and perceiving the wisdom they holdkey mindfulness tools to understand and engage with racial tensionidentifying our “soft spots” of fear and vulnerability—how we defend them and how to heal themembracing discomfort, and relaxation practices to befriend and direct our inner resourcesIdentifying our most sensitive “activation points” and tending to them with caring awareness“It’s not just your pain”—the generational constellations of racial rage and ignorance and how to work with themAnd many other compelling topics Drawing on her expertise as a meditation teacher and diversity consultant, the dynamics of oppression, and our role in racismThe power of paying homage to our most turbulent emotions, breath, she invites us to explore: Ourselves as racial beings, which is a core competency for transformationHow our thoughts and emotions “rigidify” our sense of self—and how to return to the natural flow of who we areBody, King helps readers of all backgrounds examine with fresh eyes the complexity of racial identity and the dynamics of oppression.

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The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice

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Inner Traditions #ad - This new edition adds thirty-two poems by Krishnamacharya that capture the essence of his teachings. Desikachar lived and studied with his father all his life and now teaches the full spectrum of Krishnamacharya's yoga. Desikachar has based his method on Krishnamacharya's fundamental concept of viniyoga, which maintains that practices must be continually adapted to the individual's changing needs to achieve the maximum therapeutic value.

A contemporary classic by a world-renowned teacher. S. Elements of krishnamacharya's teaching have become well known around the world through the work of B. Iyengar, and indra devi, Pattabhi Jois, who all studied with Krishnamacharya. The first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to viniyoga--yoga adapted to the needs of the individual.

The Heart of Yoga: Developing a Personal Practice #ad - K. Sri tirumalai krishnamacharya, who lived to be over 100 years old, was one of the greatest yogis of the modern era. V. K. In the heart of yoga desikachar offers a distillation of his father's system as well as his own practical approach, mental, which he describes as "a program for the spine at every level--physical, and spiritual.

This is the first yoga text to outline a step-by-step sequence for developing a complete practice according to the age-old principles of yoga.

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All About Love: New Visions Bell Hooks Love Trilogy Paperback

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William Morrow Paperbacks #ad - The utne reader declared bell hooks one of the “100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life. All about love is a powerful affirmation of just how profoundly she can. Here,  bell hooks renowned scholar, cultural critic, at her most provocative and intensely personal, and feminist skewers our view of love as romance.

In thirteen concise chapters, hooks examines her own search for emotional connection and society’s failure to provide a model for learning to love. The acclaimed first volume in bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation"“The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet. We would all love better if we used it as a verb, ” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love.

All About Love: New Visions Bell Hooks Love Trilogy Paperback #ad - . Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, redemptive, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, and healing for individuals and for a nation. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness. As bell hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explore the question “What is love?” her answers strike at both the mind and heart.

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The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life

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Jossey-Bass #ad - Enriched by a new foreword from Diana Chapman Walsh, the book builds on a simple premise: good teaching can never be reduced to technique. Wisdom that's been inspiring, motivating, and guiding teachers for two decades The Courage to Teach speaks to the joys and pains that teachers of every sort know well.

Good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher, emotion, and spirit converge--enabling 'live encounters' between teachers, students, that core of self where intellect, and subjects that are the key to deep and lasting learning. Good teachers love learners, animates their daily practice, learning, and the teaching life in a way that builds trust with students and colleagues, and keeps them coming back tomorrow.

The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life #ad - Reclaim your own vision and purpose against the threat of burn-out understand why good teaching cannot be reduced to technique alone Explore and practice the relational traits that good teachers have in common Learn how to forge learning connections with your students and "teach across the gap" Whether used for personal study, The Courage to Teach is rich with time-honored wisdom, or professional development, book club exploration, and contemporary clarity about the ancient arts of teaching and learning.

. Over the last 20 years, the book has helped countless educators reignite their passion, redirect their practice, and deal with the many pressures that accompany their vital work.

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Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope

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Routledge #ad - Teaching, can happen anywhere, she explains, in bookstores, any time - not just in college classrooms but in churches, in homes where people get together to share ideas that affect their daily lives. Spirit, service, love, struggle, the ideals of shared knowledge and shared learning - these values motivate progressive social change.

Writing about struggles to end racism and white supremacy, she makes the useful point that "No one is born a racist. Ten years ago, bell hooks astonished readers with Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom. Teaching - so often undervalued in our society -- can be a joyous and inclusive activity.

Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope #ad - Teachers of vision know that democratic education can never be confined to a classroom. Now comes teaching community: A Pedagogy of Hope - a powerful, visionary work that will enrich our teaching and our lives. Bell hooks shows the way. Bell hooks writes candidly about her own experiences. In teaching community bell hooks seeks to theorize from the place of the positive, looking at what works.

Hooks looks at many issues-among them, spirituality in the classroom, white people looking to end racism, and erotic relationships between professors and students. Everyone makes a choice. Teaching community tells us how we can choose to end racism and create a beloved community.

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