Manduka to Liforme: A Yoga Mat Journey

As a long-time Manduka Prolite user, I made the decision to buy a Liforme travel yoga mat, and it made me keenly aware of each mat’s strengths and weaknesses. In the end, I love both!

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Rod Serling’s Social Commentary in ‘The Twilight Zone’

Rod Serling chose to make his social commentary by masking it within a safer context like science fiction. The Twilight Zone then becomes more than just tales of aliens, ghosts, time travel, talking dolls, and world annihilation, but tales of the standardization, conformity, communist fear, and anxiety of the atom bomb that were present in the ’50s.

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Lessons Learned: My One Year Yoga Anniversary

The first time I set foot in a yoga studio I regretted it immediately. It was 6 a.m. on a weekday (already a bad idea) in Santa Monica (oof), and I was about to begin my first hot yoga class (double oof). The room was filled with lithe white girls wearing Lululemon, and there I was, in Target athleisure, with a Pilates mat to boot. The feeling was nothing new, I’m used to being the only brown girl in white spaces. It usually doesn’t bother me, but I was already feeling insecure and out of place, and the white gaze only heightened those feelings. I don’t think this yoga thing is going to be for me, I thought.

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