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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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Amputee Coalition Conference: 6 Don’t-Miss Sessions

The Amputee Coalition has released the preliminary schedule for 2020 National Conference, and we’re pleased to find a number of familiar faces and themes on the slate. A good number of the sessions will be led by people who’ve appeared recently in Amplitude‘s pages. Several others cover subjects we’re keenly interested in and have written...

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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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