I’m reading this article about body image and women. Well worth the read and worth thinking about in your own life. How did we start to feel like wherever you are, right now, is not exactly where you should be? I struggle with it a lot, thinking that my belly should be flatter or my hips less hippy.
Along those lines, this picture by Jade Beall really made me think a little bit differently about my body. You can find more of her work here: https://www.facebook.com/JadeBeallPhotography
You Are So Much More Beautiful Than You Think
You are so much more beautiful than you think you are. And so am I.
I just wrapped up my first experience with reiki and I am not sure how to write about what it felt like. First, it was deeply relaxing and it allowed me to meditate in a way that was self-revealing. For the first time trying something, I feel like I definitely learned what to expect for the next time and I discovered some lessons about myself. Second, I was not expecting to hear the crackling of energy in the room or to feel some of the sensations I did. It was a little unnerving, but in a secure way, like watching a thunderstorm from a distance while you’re really sleepy. I do love a good thunderstorm, but if they make you anxious that may not be the best analogy. Anyway, I am looking forward to my Second Encounter with Reiki and I promise to blog about it. Now that I know what to expect, I’m wondering what unexpected things I might discover.
Yoga Art Exhibit at the Smithsonian
Starting October 19-January 2014, Yoga Art Exhibit at the Smithsonian.
When and how did you become a yoga believer?
I was a quick and easy convert. I appreciate both the physical and spiritual side and desperately needed the sane quiet place that yoga provided. I walked into my first class, a Baptiste Power Vinyasa, with no idea what I was getting into, but 90 minutes later, I left glowing and feeling powerful and strong, like I had accomplished something worthwhile. It was an investment of time and effort that has paid off both physically and mentally and I deeply appreciate the opportunity to practice this discipline.