I’ve been re-reading Tricia Hersey’s recent book Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto, and loving her emphasis on Womanist and Black liberation theologies.
This line jumped out at me today.
It’s a version of something I often say in yoga class: Remember that you are your own best teacher, and you know your body better than anyone else. So take what I say with a grain of salt, and trust your own deep knowing as you move through your practice.
Did you grow up learning this sense of embodied trust in your own faith tradition? Reclaiming it can be super hard for those of us who didn’t. (Ahem, Christianity.)
But that’s why I love the yogic (and Black Womanist, and ecofeminist) traditions. They cultivate that sense of inherent bodily goodness; of radical wholeness; of the fact that our bodies are wise and holy and strong, just as they are.
Grateful for theologians like Hersey who are spreading this powerful wisdom on a global scale.