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Sometimes it is nice to see ourself thru the eyes of others…
(This moment happened last week...)
“You will look gorgeous” she said. “Really?” I laughed. “Crazy as it seems, I love this dress. But I can’t wear it.” .
“No really,” she said. “You should try it on. You are so pretty and it is a high fashion dress.”
I had to try it on, but the thought of me wearing a high fashion dress - the kind the I-have legs-up-to-here supermodels wear seemed absurd. Especially because just that morning I had been so frustrated with myself.
See I had a bit of a health issue this summer, one I didn’t publicize. And although I am fine now, I still don’t feel like I am back in peak shape.
I have tons of patience for my clients, but often lack it for myself. And when I looked in the mirror after my shower, all I could see was how far I had to go to be my fittest again.
The funny thing is that most days I feel strong and sexy and whole. But sometimes, randomly, for reasons I still am reflecting on, I too have those moments were I view myself in - well - to put it as kindly as possible - a less than favorable light.
Smiling on the outside, and still feeling a bit low on the inside, I tried on the dress. I loved it. Not because it is something that I would actually wear daily (although 95% of this shop DOES contain things that I would LOVE to have in my closet and wear daily), but because for a moment, I realized I felt as gorgeous as my friend said I would be, and that made me smile inside and out.
Be kind to yourself my peeps. And in case you forget your worth, take a moment to see yourself, through the eyes of those who love you.
This is my yoga.
“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” Joseph Campbell
The Caption SHOULD Read: Happy girl on vacation.
Reality and Truth are sometimes different than the picture.
HOWEVER read on friends..this story does have a HAPPY ENDING...
I've been talking up the FREE community yoga class I'm teaching this month to anybody and everybody. The reactions are phenomenal and varied ranging from "Yes, I'll be there!" to "But I've never done yoga, won't your class be too difficult?"
I firmly believe that yoga is for EVERYBODY! So today I want to focus on my beautiful newbies...this post is for you. Here are my top 5 tips for new yoga students:
"I see you sister."
It's breakfast time. I'm sitting in the cafe at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health with one of the assistant teachers of the 200 hour yoga teacher training program. For 15 minutes tears are streaming down my face as I talk of where I am at in my journey, and what I feel and want for my life right now. And when she spoke those words to me, "I see you sister," my heart just opened. What a feeling it is to be seen for exactly who I am, no judgement, no advice offered. Just a simple "I see you" ...how powerful it is to be seen and heard.
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