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Amputee Yoga Brings Liberation, Says Arpita Roy

Amputee Yoga Brings Liberation, Says Arpita Roy

“The real meaning of yoga,” writes Arpita Roy, “is deliverance from contact with pain and sorrow.” Roy embodies that definition as a bilateral amputee yoga teacher with a burgeoning online following. She’s been making headlines recently in her native India, where attitudes toward disability remain decidedly narrow. Because of the stigma surrounding limb difference, it...

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Amp Camp: Two Tickets to Paradise

Fast forward to the spring of 2021. You’re taking the sun on a tropical beach at a luxury resort, winding down after full day of physical, mental, and spiritual exertion. Everyone around you has some form of limb difference, and they’ve come from everywhere—Europe, Asia, South America, the U.S., you name it. The participants include...

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How to Get Started With Amputee Yoga

How to Get Started With Amputee Yoga

Yoga improves your balance, flexibility, core strength, mental health…need we say more? Is amuptee yoga officially a thing yet? It’s certainly not anything new; amputees have been practicing yoga for decades. But they’ve largely learned it from able-bodied instructors, via classes and books and videos designed for able-bodied participants. As recently as three years ago,...

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