Apparently, how you feel about yourself has a direct connection to your health. Those with low self esteem and low self image have more frequent depression. There are more circumstances of heart disease (You do recall that your heart health is affected by stress right?) Your social lives are affected and you are less productive at your jobs. Interesting right? [Read more…]
My yoga journey began when I was over 250 pounds. I wasn’t the typical yogi and I jumped into my practice long before Curvy Yoga was even a “thing”.
My inner experience was amazing. I actually came to a place where I was proud of myself. I felt strong. Powerful and like I finally had a voice. (All from yoga!) My outer experience though, that part of my journey that had to see the eye rolls of the people on the mats next to me when I would drop into child’s pose before we even finished our warm up, and that part of me who couldn’t shake the idea that the instructor’s I encountered had ZERO clue how to modify anything to accommodate a gal with…well, bigger than normal girls on her front. [Read more…]
I admit, as I write this post, I am sitting at my desk, snarfing down a bowl of cheese grits and drinking some good ole sweet tea. I have just returned from teaching my evening yoga class and I find that I am angry. Yes. Just exiting my mat and I am angry. Not very yoga like but guess what? Neither are the cheese grits and neither is the sweet tea. I am human.
As a yoga instructor, I encounter woman every single day who feel that they are less than they should be. They come to my classes searching for answers. Answers to questions lately like “Why don’t I look like HER?” [Read more…]
Just over four years ago, my world crumbled. In one last breath, with my sister and I at her side, my mom died. She was my world. She didn’t just suddenly pass. She had suffered a gut wrenching 2 year fight with colon cancer and I watched every second of it. It wasn’t pretty on any level. Despite my family’s uncanny ability to always be the Mary Poppins type, her death left me very angry. [Read more…]