After yoga yesterday my friend asked if I was going to change into shorts before walking to lunch. “Noooo. I don’t wear shorts.” “Ever?!” 😳 “Not in public!” That conversation haunted me this morning as I drank my coffee...at home...in shorts.
I’ve been on my journey for a little over a year now and I’ve experienced crazy changes - spiritual, emotional, mental, AND physical. But I still have stretch-marked, saggy, lumpy, thick thighs and I still don’t have eyebrows. Ahimsa - nonviolence. Deborah Adele says, “If you are light hearted and forgiving with yourself, others will feel the ease and joy of being with you. If you find laughter and delight in yourself, others will be healed in your presence.” HEALED in your PRESENCE. HEALED! “Love lies at the core of nonviolence and begins with our love of self. Not a love that is ego-centric but a love that is forgiving and lenient; a love that sees the humor in the imperfections and accepts the fullness of the human expression. Only when we find this love for all the parts of ourselves, can we begin to express fully the love that wells up inside of us for others.” - The Yamas and Niyamas. How can I be a healer and a curvy girl advocate if I can’t love and rock my own body?! So here’s the thing - I’m wearing shorts today...in fuck-ing pub-lic! And I’m going to love and rock my body - the stretch marks, the lumps, the sagginess, and the curves!!! (I’m still drawing my eyebrows on - one thing at a time people, one. thing. at a time! 🤣) Because this is the body that allowed me to grow and birth 3 amazing humans, this is the body that allows me to feel connected to this earth and all things in the Universe, and this is the body that provides me the strength to come to my mat to practice yoga where I’m able to connect to the deepest parts of myself and the Divine, and where the two of those things become one. This is huge for me....life-changing. And this is just one piece of what yoga has done for me. 💖#wildwomanrising #mywild2018 #wildlydeliciousyoga #yogaeveryday #spiritualaf #curvyyogi #thickgirlyoga #curvygirlsrock #bodypositivity #thecurvygirlstruggleisreal #thickthighsandgoodvibes #gottahavemyeyebrowson