8 Self-Care Practices From 8 Black Yogis to Support Wellbeing and Mental Health

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The US is at a crossroads.

People across the nation and across the globe are standing in solidarity with the Black community and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement to demand justice, accountability, and reform following the tragic murder of George Floyd and far too many others at the hands of law enforcement officers.

Protests are powerful and initiate change, and in addition, you can also incite real change from within. Transformative practices like yoga and meditation help to bring about that change.

If you are a black yogi or looking for black yogis to follow and support, these self-care practices will help cultivate a sense of calm, wellness, empowerment, and community.
 
 

Follow These Inspiring Black Yogis and Explore These 8 Powerful Self-Care Practices:

There has never been a better opportunity to support (and practice with!) Black yogis in the yoga community.
 

1. Reclaim Your Breath With @tracee_stanley

Follow @tracee_stanley for calming breath practices, Yoga Nidra, and deep relaxation meditations.

With George Floyd’s haunting last words, “I can’t breathe” echoing through all our minds, reclaim your breath with this powerfully soothing practice to honor his memory.


 

2. Move Together for Justice With @diannebondyyogaofficial

The amazing @diannebondyyogaofficial offers a plethora of accessible yoga practices, tips, and inspiration.

Practice this 12-minute fast, strong, physical flow to get out of your head and into your body.


 

 
 

3. Heal and Empower With Sound With @koyawebb

@koyawebb is a spiritual health and wellness expert who offers insight and inspiration into yoga, meditation, and holistic well-being.

Join her for a sound bath designed to empower and activate.


 

4. Release Tension With @yogasihnuu

Follow @yogasihnuu for self-exploration and self-actualization through yoga and meditation.

Release tension and let go of strain with this short and sweet practice to unwind the neck and shoulders.


 

5. Practice Self-Care With @sistersofyoga

As a global collective of women serving up mindfulness, representation, and community through yoga, wellness, and lifestyle, @sistersofyoga is a powerful platform to support.

Indulge in self-care in a time when you probably need it more than ever. Practice this grounding flow to align your mind, body, and soul with @hippie_heathen and @jesspessu_it.


 

6. Short Yoga Flow for Empowerment With @namasteconcharde

Yoga teacher and YogiApproved writer Chardé Evans @namasteconcharde shares daily #scrollbreaks that consist of short 10-minute yoga practices and guided meditations to inspire and make you feel good both mind and body.

Chardé designed this 10-minute yoga flow to help you feel empowered and hopeful about the future – something we all need right now!


 

 
 

7. Breathe Deeply With @saraclarkyoga

Teaching mindfulness and yoga, @saraclarkyoga speaks truth to power and lives her practice.

Join Sara for her personal breathwork practice to reclaim your sense of calm.


 

8. Bathe in Sound With @phyllicia.bonanno

Reiki, sound therapy, crystals, mindful living and more is what you’ll find on the beautiful feed of @phyllicia.bonanno.

Join her for a sound bath to connect through love and unity, which is needed now more than ever.

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Recap of yesterday's live soundbath with @SilenceTheShame through @SistersOfYoga We partnered up with Silence the Shame during Mental Health awareness month to help bring to light the need for self-care/love in every way. You are not alone. If you are struggling, need to vent, release, or just feel connected to another being text SILENCE to 741741 for immediate access to a crisis counselor. This soundbath is for connecting through love and unity, holding tight more than ever. Sending love to all those in need at this vital time. We are stronger together connected through the divine within us all. Reminder: check in on somebody today… everybody is not alright. The energy is crazy high and it may be a moment like this that pushes somebody over. Be a there to hold somebody up to support them when they need you most. ⁣ ⁣⁣ #blacklivesmatter #crystaltones #crystalsingingbowls #meditation #soundbath #meditate #singingbowls #soundtherapy #soundmeditation #koshichimes #thesill #yoga #yogi #rosequartz #selenite #plants ⁣⁣#mentalhealthawarenessmonth #mentalhealth #wellness #mindfulness #selflove #selfcare

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Support Black Yogis and #BLM as You Support Your Own Well-Being

Now is the time to stand in solidarity with everyone across the #BLM movement. The task is to keep this momentum rolling when the protests slow down.

These are just a few of the many incredible black yogis in the community. Support these and other Black yogis with your follows, using your voice, getting informed, taking action, and by continuing to support Black voices across all industries and professions.

Because Black voices matter, Black opinions matter, Black stories matter, Black votes matter, and most importantly, Black lives matter.

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