I wasted so many years of my life worrying about whether my legs were too fat. When I look back at the girl I was all those years ago I don't see anything wrong her. She's beautiful and she can do anything she wants if she just believes in herself. I can't tell you how heartbreaking it is to me when someone tells me they're too fat to do a pose, or too old to try yoga. Not only because it's usually absolutely untrue, but because thinking that your size or your age is the determinant of your self-worth is heartbreaking. You are not your body, not your age, not your gender, not your class, not your ethnicity. If you practice yoga, you're a yogi and that's all that matters. Some people say I'm too "perfect" and that I perpetuate the myth of the ideal body. But let me tell you how far away from reality that is for me. Every day I get on my mat and I struggle. I flop around and I hear that voice in my head that tells me I'll never be strong enough. I choose not to listen to doubt. I choose faith, but it isn't easy. To this day most leggings don't fit and jeans are always weird, what fits my thighs doesn't fit my waist. And don't get my started about bras, if the straps fit it's usually a teenage size and if the cups fit the straps won't. But truth be told, it doesn't bother me anymore. I look in the mirror and I see happy, I see joy, I see love. I don't see an age or a number on a scale (I stopped weighing myself years ago). I see me, a human being whose worth cannot be defined by mere stuff, I see a spirit filled with light and love and deep peace.
Day 21 is Garbha Pindasana, Womb Embryo Pose. So many students don't believe their arms will fit through their legs. It's not about size, it's about having faith and finding a way through the impossible. For in-depth technique and alignment join my Ashtanga Primary Series course on OmStars.com. Link in my bio to join!! Be sure to tag me and @omstarsofficial in all your posts. Remember to like and comment on eachother's post so that we support eachother and create a virtual sangha. ⚡️
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Day 9 of #RawHearts is camel with Eagle arms. Something hard that is happening right now in my life and that I am working through, is change. As I said in a previous post, entering our 30's comes with its share of questioning your life choices and wondering if you're where you thought you'd be at 30. 99% of the time, the answer is "no". Getting to terms with the fact that your life isn't what you thought it would be is a hard task. And it also comes with its share of broken relationships because we all change perspectives, have different challenges and therefore take different directions. It's a part of life and it's fine, but it's damn hard growing up 🙏🏼.Hosts 💖 @ainania_yoga@arigador_yoga@livinglavidayoga@wanderyogi
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Wearing my ever so beautiful @niyama_sports leggings