SWF’s Communications and Resources Officer, Dr Emma Pavey, has a new article published in Religions journal. Read the abstract below and the whole article here.
In this article, I explore the interplay of yoga, theology and the time of perimenopause and menopause. Through an approach centered physically, theologically and philosophically on becoming, I find an integrated web of thinking, feeling and moving that weaves new ways of perceiving and living this time of change; an example, I suggest, of what Catherine Keller calls creatio ex profundis, new creation from the depths of a life. I bring aspects of process theology (along with feminist and queer theology), phenomenological materialism, embodiment and somatic psychology/physiology into conversation with personal narrative. I examine ideas of severance, threshold and emergence, and images such as release, holding and breath that resonate helpfully with the holistic embodiment of yoga, theologies of change and (peri)menopause.
Dr Emma Pavey
The Change: Yoga, Theology and the Menopause. Religions 2022, 13(4), 306; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel13040306. Part of Special Issue Yoga: A Window to Embodied Theology and Spirituality)