"Your body is not your masterpiece. It is the paintbrush used to create your masterpiece each day." -Glennon Doyle MeltonI love the beach. It's kind of the main thing I love about living in New Hampshire. I love the ocean because it makes me feel small in the best way possible. If the water isn't … Continue reading One Paintbrush. One Masterpiece.
It's summer, and the clothes are coming off. If you are feeling a little body acceptance challenged, a harmless pool party or trip to the beach can turn into a day (or more) of feeling anxious, inadequate, and isolated. I have spent a lifetime hating myself and how I looked, but when I reached the age of … Continue reading The Skin We Are In
This morning, I treated myself with a massage. I cannot afford to do it on a regular basis, but since my shoulder injury is still nagging at me, I decided go ahead and spend the money in hopes of finding some relief. Afterwards, I felt great. I was sitting a bit taller. My neck and … Continue reading Doesn’t It Feel Good to Take Care of Yourself?
I do not look like your typical power yoga teacher/fitness professional. There is no one that knows that more than me. I put off taking a teacher training for years because I was waiting for the day when my body looked acceptable enough. I waited for the day when I would feel comfortable wearing spandex … Continue reading …and I Became Fearless
Last week, I was teaching a class full of teenage girls who were mostly beginners. I began verbally guiding them into Side Angle. Feeling that they had the flexibility, I gave them the option to take their top arm behind their back for a bind. A few of the girls that had taken yoga classes before started … Continue reading Let Me In
Today, I had the opportunity to have my photo taken for the Seacoast Power Yoga website. I say it's an opportunity for a reason. Having my picture taken used to be a great source of anxiety for me. Over the years, I had learned all the hand and arm positions, body postures, clothing, and props … Continue reading There You Are
It's Day 5, and I didn't follow directions. I got a few pose pictures "in the bag" so to speak yesterday at the park. She doesn't announce the actual name of the pose until the night before so I was judging the actual pose by the silhouette posted here. To me, it looked like a … Continue reading Day 5: Revolved Triangle