Photo by a new friend from NYC. Thanks, Joshua, for sharing!
What do you fear?
Yoga with no mat? Practicing yoga where someone might notice you fall out of a pose awkwardly?
Wondering who might notice your ass sticking up in the air in downward dog pose? :)
Photo by Tom Libertiny.
I used to fear these things. But with practice, I let go. I began erasing some deep-seated fears. (Am I good enough? Am I pretty? Am I strong enough?)
Learn to not fear your own body and its place in the physical world. You're beautiful, and you're right where you're supposed to be :)
Now I'm that girl on the sidewalk, barefoot and trying out lion's breath, being silly, meeting new people and sharing my love for yoga with them. Talking about mountain pose, child's pose: there is energy both up and down, I'll say. Here, try your hands like this.
I like to bust a move because sometimes I see a stranger smile and that makes my day. Have you ever tried yoga?
I'll ask with a smile, and I usually get one back. :)
Busting a move is worth the little bit of awkwardness or embarrassment that sometimes creeps in. Try it! See what happens.
Do yoga during your travels. Be unafraid to stretch in a busy airport, an open field, or your neighbor's porch. Be free... go ahead and bust out your yoga moves.