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Jana Long



Jana Long is an American yoga therapist and the cofounder and executive director of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance, Inc. She designed Yoga as a Peace Practice, a curriculum intended to support individuals in developing peace and calm as foundational pillars in their daily lives.

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Black Women’s Yoga History: Memoirs of Inner Peace

How have Black women elders managed stress? In Black Women’s Yoga History, Stephanie Y.

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Yoga as a Peace Practice: A Curriculum for Our Times

Yoga As A Peace Practice teaches ancient contemplative practices of yoga to help individuals impacted by violence improve their wellbeing and move toward self-love and wholeness

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Black Yoga Teacher's Alliance (BYTA): Jana Long on the Yoga as a Peace Practice Program

Yoga U contributing writer Lacey Gibson Ramirez speaks with Jana Long on her yoga journey and her leadership of Black Yoga Teachers Alliance.

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How to Teach Yoga to Senior Citizens

Jana Long’s top six tips for leading a class with adults over 60.

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A Short Meditation Practice with Jana Long

Follow your Savasana with a short 8-minute meditation from Jana Long, increasing the duration over time. Sit still and quiet and become aware of how your breath feels. If you find you are thinking or clinging to thoughts, let them go and return to feeling your breath.

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The Meaning of Life and . . . The Natural World

Jana Long writes that for her, the meaning of life is found in the simple act of bearing witness to the here and now.

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Yoga for Seniors: A Sequence to Help with Your Mobility

Try this practice, which emphasizes joint health and offers movements that can be incorporated into your daily life, to help maintain or improve mobility and stability for healthy aging.

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Jana Long Shares Why It’s Never Too Late to Start Yoga

It is never too late to start over. Here is a story of professional transformation, guided by yoga. Plus, tips for teaching to older adults and a practice to keep us all healthy and agile as we age.

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Let Go!

Jana Long writes about not clinging to stuff—mental, emotional, physical—plus anything and everything that has outlived its usefulness.

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