When I first joined The IG yoga world I was BLOW AWAY by the amazing instafamous Yogis on here doing some of the most incredible things with their bodies.
I followed, I liked, I commented and I went to workshops. I am lucky enough that I lived in Denver, a major yoga hub that many instafamous Yogis came to hold workshops and classes.
I went to as many as my measly school teacher paycheck would allow me.
Over time though I've come to see that these Yogis are not any better than me.
That by holding them up on a pedestal I allowed them to (unknowingly or not) prey on my insecurities.
I paid ridiculous amounts of money to go to workshops by these special Yogis but I always left feeling, meh, "that wasn't really worth $80 for 2 hours time." Especially when the room was PACKED so full the only individual attention I got from the teacher was asking them to wear my mic for me.
I was told by these same Yogis to buy the pants they wear. So I shelled out over $100 to by the "perfect" yoga pants. Only to realize they A. They didn't fit my body. And B. I wasn't any better of a yogi for wearing them, just a poorer one.
Over time I've watched this platform change from a community that lifts each other up to ADs ADs ADs.
When did yoga sell out? Sure, I have found some AMAZING eco and ethical brands through this platform but I've also seen people grow and become walking talking billboards.
I personally am sick of it.
I have unfollowed so many people this past week or so because of this.
No longer will I allow myself to be sucked in by this stupid advertising space.
No longer will I allow myself to believe I am less because my tummy is soft and my standing splits isn't 100% straight.
No longer will I allow myself to believe that my clothing equates my worth.
Suck it and fuck it IG. 🖕🏼
I am better than that.