Photos by Brynna Bryant of Respiro Photography.
Things were fundamentally different before I began my practice. I had more fear and anxiety. I felt ashamed of my body. I talked down to myself and doubted myself regularly. A lot of the time, I felt tense. I knew I was capable of being at peace, but didn't know how to let the little things go.
I'm able to stand on my mat and let everything else that's going on in my life fade into the background of my awareness. A new focus, a way of letting go. Inviting balance, flexibility, strength. Allowing peace.
Sometimes I awake from savasana feeling like a wholly new person. I walk out of class, refreshed, light, wondering where the old me is, fine with the fact that I am new.