Ok loves. So, yesterday I had two different and both important Conversations with two good friends. They both happen to be yoga teachers and both commented on the type of photos and art that I post on my Instagram and Facebook pages and how they are at times very controversial. Specifically in the realm of the yoga world because I do things like post pictures of my butt.
So, as requested , I'm here to explain to you why I do things like post pictures of my butt.
First I want you to understand that I've been modeling nude since I was 18 years old. For art. Because I love art and photography! Little fact about me, I used to work in the Seattle art museum bookstore and my specialty was the The photography section.
I'm 35. I've been practicing yoga for 15 years and this is what my body looks like. This is the reality of being a yogini. However lots of my shape is genetic. (My dads ripped and is a 6 time national power lifer at 60)
Do I wear this when I practice yoga?
Yes. Sometimes. Sometimes I wear yoga pants. Sometimes I'm in my little shorts and a sweater doing yin and crying under a blanket with no makeup. Sometimes I do vinyasa with red lipstick on. Because it doesn't matter. Because it's yoga and yoga just wants you to show up.
I also never planned on being a yoga teacher. I grew up as a dancer and actually initially was going to enter the acting world but found myself more interested in Russian literature and the study of plants.
I had no intention of becoming a yoga teacher but after practicing yoga every day for I think like a year and a half with my teachers they were the ones that suggested that I become a teacher.
However,the real reason that I decided to become a yoga teacher was because I knew in my deepest being that yoga cured depression and anxiety and a million other things but I had no concept at that time even of what that really meant. I just knew that yoga was really, really, really, really important and that I wanted it in my life and that it all would reveal its self in time. ( writing continued in next photo).... Photography by @wanderlustimagery #wanderlustimagery #pdxyogascene @mantramagazine #yoga #yogaforanxiety