Jessamyn Stanley on Why Yoga Isn't All Peace, Love, and Rainbows

35 min
Photo: Christine Hewitt; Image: Emmanuel Hapsis

The yoga star shares her thoughts on the power of solitude, growing up Baha'i, what the media gets wrong about yoga, why Kylie Jenner might be a low-key genius, and which Harry Potter star she most wants to sleep with.

This week, we’re joined by Jessamyn Stanley, who became a yoga star by posting snapshots of her practice on Instagram. She recently released her first book, Every Body Yoga, which melds lessons of how to better your life through yoga with personal essays about her journey to self-love and a bunch of other good stuff.

We talk about what she thinks the media has all wrong about modern yoga...

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...why being alone can be so scary and so necessary...

...how modern yoga is and isn't about cultural appropriation...

...which Olsen Twin release is her fave...

...which Harry Potter character she most wants to sleep with...

...why she thinks Kylie Jenner might be a low-key genius...

and why she loves this Migos-inspired spoof of Beauty and the Beast.

And we cap things off with a song Jessamyn can't stop listening to: "North Cack" by G Yamazawa.

Until next week!

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