Yesterday was International Day of Yoga. This is the first year I can say that I consciously celebrated IDoY. I have been flirting with Yoga for over a decade; but got serious with my practice in 2014 when I was enthralled in the depths of a torturous break-up. During that time of perpetual turmoil Yoga was my escape. My center. The mat held my worries and assuaged my fears. Yoga has taught me so many things about myself: I am strong. I am capable. I can accomplish anything I envision achieving. But more than anything Yoga has taught me to LET GO. Let go of ideals, let go of all judgement, let go of expectations, just breathe; and let go. ...
Yoga is not demanding. It is a practice. That is all it ever will be. I take this practice with me in every breath. In every place. With every interaction. There is no expectation to achieve perfection; as that is a fool's errand. I am only required to show up. To be present. To flow through mindfully, steadily. Because the world around us is chaotic, demanding, unforgiving, unapologetic; we must be able to find our center, and stay true to ourselves. The world will push and pull us in many directions, with no care to our personal greater good. Approach the world with love, and understanding but never waiver from within. The world and its people will shake you. If there's anything I'd like you to know, it's that every storm can be subsided; if you free your mind and just flow.
And, in case you were wondering: yes, I caught the #upskirt.
Yes, I chose to leave it in. No, I'm not embarrassed. I am who I am. My body, my mind, my mistakes. I make no apologies. If you're offended avert your eyes, scroll on. Your judgement is not welcome here. ..
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