I’m big girl. But if you’ve seen my pictures you know that. I don’t try to hide it. I rarely wear sleeves. I own only a few black items of clothing. I am who I am, and that’s all there is to it. I also have a passion for yoga, for life, for striving for greater health, for living. I have this blog, a website, a facebook page so that I can share all of that with the world.
I have learned so much about myself from yoga. When I’m in that hot room and I look into the mirror, through sweat-laden eyelashes, I see into my soul. I see a woman who has changed so much, who has and continues to evolve into a strong, self-assured individual.
It’s not that I don’t have inner strength, but I’m learning to listen to my own voice, to discover what’s right for me. How I want to eat, how I want to live, how I want to make decisions—I’m learning to be true to my soul. The journey toward self-realization comes with bumps and twists and unexpected surprises. I’ve learned to welcome these events for what they teach me about myself.
I want to share part of my road with all of you. I’ve shown you bits and pieces of my yoga practice before. I’ve done some YouTube videos, but never before have I given a more complete glimpse into my practice—until now.
On my website I have compiled a near-complete pictorial of the poses I do in the Bikram classes I attend. I have selected a variety of angles, many of them non-traditional because I wanted people to see, to really see what it’s like when this body does yoga.
Here’s the link: http://www.confessionsofayogaprincess.com/#!my-yoga-practice/c1j44
If I had a wish, I’d wish that people could feel that it doesn’t matter what body shape or size or features one has, yoga really is for EVERY body. I’ve seen videos of people with missing limbs doing yoga, doing Bikram yoga. If you can breathe, you can yoga.
Sure, it’s true that people discriminate against fat people. I’ve seen it and felt it. But I’m learning to say to myself, “so what?” You can do the same too! It really doesn’t matter what others think.
Go to yoga. Go hiking. Go walking. Go swimming. Go wherever. You’ll feel better. You really will. I feel better every time I do yoga. Even when I have moments where I despair over the size of my body I feel better doing yoga than if I’d eaten over my mood.
As the mood strikes me I’m going to write individual blog posts about the lessons each pose teaches me. For now though I want to share with you my near-complete practice, so you can really see that yoga really is for EVERY body. Don’t’ let others stop you. Keep being you. LIVE your life. I’m living mine. Yoga gives me that.
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