Emma’s work has been featured in various national magazines and in online publications. She continues to write articles based on yoga and its wider application to issues in society and everyday life. Here you will find articles on topics such as Yoga Philosophy, the 8 Limbs of Yoga, Yoga and Grief, Race and Privilege and Yoga Sequences. Emma's writing is heart-felt, deals with contemporary issues in an accessible and down to earth style, to which people can relate.
A Little Insight 2021
Why My Female Partner Dreads Entering Women’s Restrooms
We always travel together; by each other’s side through all our experiences. Having spent most of my life so far in a hetero-normative existence, to embark on my first relationship with a woman, who is now my fiancée, has been eye-opening to say the least.
Stepping aside from the fact that we are both tall, athletic looking women and in a mixed relationship, her being Eastern European and myself being biracial, we’re used to drawing attention. Since being in this relationship, I have witnessed first-hand levels of casual and cruel discrimination she has received after a fleeting glance and a judgement made based purely on her appearance.
Jun 2021 Pride Month Article
Yoga and the LGBTQIA Community
June is Pride Month, a celebration of the diversity of the LGBTQIA Community but Pride is also a protest, a demand for the rights and wellbeing of people who identify themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual. Within such a broad category there is much diversity including people of colour who face the double barriers of structural racism as a result of white privilege as well as identity -based discrimination which can limit access to economic and social structures such as paid work and health care.
BWY On the Pulse 2021/2020
Empowerment in the Face of Adversity
This online magazine features my article:
Empowerment in the Face of Adversity: The Case for Yoga by Emma Conally-Barklem
Black History Month
This article is about Black History Month, Brit Bennett’s essay and my own family history.
Yoga and Grief
This online magazine features an extract from my book which has the working title:
You Can’t Hug a Butterfly: Loss, Love, Grief and Yoga
'The Fragile Soul'
Article on the murder of George Floyd and 'Black Lives Matter'