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I agree with Rosa. Just because Laura comes from a Mormon background doesn't mean that was the cause of her misunderstanding of how to express her own power. Mormon teaching is that men and women are equal partners. No one is perfect at that, but most likely Laura's experience came from the 50's culture in America. I am a Mormon and found the implied cause of Laura's problems to be misleading in terms of Mormon doctrine. Sometimes it is hard to separate the effects of a poor marriage from the religion in a child's mind, but the writer should make that clear...but probably lacks knowledge of what Mormons actually believe. To get to know some Mormon women check out or read (she was a yoga teacher before her plane crash).


Thank you... This was a very beautifully written and enlightening article.. It has helped me a lot...

Cynthia Prud'homme

Again, this is a genuine scandal: yoga journal should not be endorsing any particular religion.

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I don't understand why you had to bring the Mormon religion into this discussion. Mormonism is not a synonym for repression or subservient. I am disappointed that this stereotype was perpetrated. I always assumed the writers in this magazine respected all types of religions. We (Mormons) are always taught that marriage is a partnership.

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