That is the comment that was recently posted under a Facebook ad for a yoga class I teach for people with bigger bodies.
A couple years ago I would have cried. I would have been hurt. I would have felt ashamed. Instead, I was angry. That soon passed, and I was sad. This woman must really not like herself if she had to waste time and energy to post that under an add for a class that she wouldn’t even consider attending.
Don’t get me wrong. I still have moments of feeling too fat and ugly. Those thoughts soon pass. And it’s not always easy to move on.
We have patterns of thoughts, emotions and behaviors that are instilled in us at an early age. Don’t b...
I came to yoga for a workout. I stay for everything else.
I truly believe that the mind, body and soul connection in Yoga makes me a better person. I am more flexible now than I was in my teens and 20s. I have a better understanding of my body. I have learned to love myself as I am. I can better manage anxiety and depression. My list of reasons to do Yoga goes on and on. Here are my top 7:
1) Improves Mental and Physical Strength - Part of Yoga is working on your body’s strength and endurance so you can sit for long periods of time in meditation and reflection to attain enlightenment.That is the flowery explanation.But, anytime you are actively move and stretching your body you a...
Encouragement should not be reserved for others. You deserve to be lifted up, too. However, it is often much easier to tell others how much you love them than to compliment yourself.
Introducing the love note to yourself:
Now, I am not saying this is easy. In fact, once I wrote three notes I was running out of nice things to say about me. I eventually came up with seven and posted them at the top of my mat for a yoga practice.
It was nice to look down during my practice to see reminders of how awesome I am.
So, next time you hit your mat, take a moment to tell yourself you are amazing. You truly are. If you don’t believe it, grab some paper and a pen and write yourself some love notes. Eventually you will b...
So, its early January. (Wait… now its February!) I didn’t eat as poorly as I did over the holidays, but I threw clean eating out completely the window.
It’s time to get back on track. I do this not to lose weight (although I would be thrilled to go down a size.) I just like the way I feel when I eat clean(er.) It helps with inflammation, my blood pressure, my depression, blood sugar, and pretty much every lab test my doctor makes me take annually.
Now, I brought a container of fresh pineapple and a banana to work today. I am sure this, along with a meat stick will make an adequate lunch. However, I look outside. It is snowing and a frigid 19 degrees. Suddenly a cheesy, garlic covered cal...