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Namaste AFROpunkers! Welcome to the first edition of On The Mat with yours truly, DJ Townsel, Former NFL-er, Orlando-based yoga instructor/trainer, and #RastaYogi. I'll be joining the AfroPunk team a couple times a month to share some yoga tips with you. Hope you're as excited as I am. If not, oh well, someone is lol. Now, let's get into it!
Save Our Legacy is Making a Documentary About Having Aspergers! If you've followed my writing at all, you'll know that I have Asperger's Syndrome, and that I have used music and various other artistic endeavors to try and work with it. Well, the people of Save Our Legacy has contacted me, and if all goes well, I might get a documentary made, not just about…Continue
Meet Derrick "DJ" Townsel, the "RastaYogi" who (with his amazing photos and videos) has become one of the most popular yoga practitioners on Instagram - inspiring many, particularly men and people of color, to take up yoga and embrace healthier lifestyles. Townsel, a former professional footballer who played for the Houston Texans, began yoga as a way to make stretching a part of his workout regimen and is now a yoga teacher helping others to improve their physical…Continue
Meet YogaRacheal, the California based yoga instructor inspiring many to embrace a more healthier and holistic lifestyle. Racheal - who describes herself as "lover, encourager, giver, believer" - has been practicing the ancient discipline for almost three years now. It was in 2012, after becoming discouraged with competitive sports and the lack of enjoyment it gave her, that the former gymnast and track athlete discovered yoga through social media. Now the Yogi…Continue