How Cancer Shaped Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life and Work

The name Ruth Bader Ginsburg became almost synonymous with strength and stamina as she rose to prominence in judicial and feminist circles throughout her long career. Famously nicknamed the Notorious RBG and known for her grueling fitness regimen, the late Supreme Court justice also struggled with cancer and other health issues for the better part of her time on the bench — culminating with her death on Sept. 18 at the age of 87 of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer.Ginsburg’s health issues became public in 1999, six years after her appointment to the Supreme Court, when she had surgery for early-stage colon cancer. Ten years later, she went through the same process for pancreatic cancer. And nearly a decade after that, the Supreme Court announced that Ginsburg had undergone surgery to have two cancerous growths removed from her left lung. She announced in July 2020 that she’d been treated earlier that year for cancerous lesions on her liver, but made clear her intentions…

This Lunging Drill Will Power Up Your Practice

Build leg strength and mental resilience with this 7-minute exercise from yoga teacher Derrick "DJ" Townsel.

Get ready to generate some serious power! In this drill, Derrick “DJ” Townsel—yoga teacher, personal trainer, and former NFL athlete—will lead you through a 7-minute series of lunges that will build muscle in your legs and challenge your balance and control. (It's a sneak peek from his six-week program with YJ, Yoga for Strength & Flexibility.) You’ll start slow with pulsating lunges, but don’t be fooled: By the time you get to the explosive lunge jumps, you’ll break a sweat. 

Ready to tap into your inner power? Join DJ Townsel for Yoga for Strength & Flexibility, a six-week online challenge that blends yoga poses and body-resistance training. You’ll take on drills and practices that’ll focus on balance, mobility, control, endurance, and integration—and discover about how these themes show up in your life. Sign up today!

This video is part of Yoga Journal's National Yoga Month 30-Day calendar of classes to help you recommit to your practice. See the full schedule, and how to enter to win a mat and free online yoga training, here.



Source: Yoga Journal

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