Not your average yogi?

I’m so excited about my yoga journey that I wanted to share it with everyone!

Photo Oct 02, 4 58 09 PM

I’ve had such a love hate relationship with my body and Yoga and Meditation has really helped me come out of that. I started yoga when I was 15 years old, so at this point that’s about 10 years ago…. I HATED it. I was NOT the skinny 15 year old that still had a bunch of flexibility. I was awkwardly shaped and felt so fat in comparison to every other person there. It was not a good experience for me. I tried to continue it because I loved the idea of yoga and being in better shape because of it but it just wasn’t a fit for me at the time. Years passed and I would off and on hate it and love it. Finally, 2 years ago, after a horrible marriage ending in divorce, anorexia through high school, and a crazy weight lifting stage, I had found peace with yoga. It wasn’t until I was accepting of the fact that I was not like every other person in the room, that I was not your average yogi that I was able to love it.

Having expanded my practice to something that is daily and constant in my life I am pursuing my Yoga Teacher Training and am super excited to share my life through this with everyone. I finally feel like I am at a point where I want to share the joy, love and peace that I have found through yoga and meditation with everyone else. I like to see immediate results and have a hard time when things don’t come more naturally to me. I want to be able to press into a handstand, but I recognize that this is something that will take me a ton of time. That still makes it hard for me when I see these beautiful people with amazing poses that look flawless. I realize that they all have their bad days, but in their photos they are gorgeous and have just NAILED those poses! I want to be like that! So in many ways it inspires me! But in some ways it’s killing my motivation. Why do I not see yogis that look like me? Why is everyone gorgeous and tiny and super flexible? One day, I might get there but the point of all of this is to show others and myself that I don’t have to be that way now or ever. I can be me and hopefully that inspires others to do the same.

 

Namaste!

(the picture that inspired all of it is the one above)

 

 

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