This past weekend I was blessed with the opportunity to lead a group of lovely yogis in a mindful asana practice followed by an open discussion regarding yoga and body image at Yoga Roots in Atlanta, Georgia. I am a community partner for the Yoga and Body Image Coalition and this was the first of I hope many events to follow. Yoga truly is for every body and it is vital that we keep spreading the message and continue to improve on our accessibility for all.
I am not a huge fan of putting myself out there, so leading this event was pretty nerve-wracking. I had to pause for a few moments to breathe deeply and ground myself. However, I must say that this was absolutely worth it. Being uncomfortable can lead to positive growth and change, and it is always good to be reminded of that. The thoughts shared during the discussion were eye-opening, humbling and thought-provoking. It was clear that the group could have talked for much longer, and the deeper we go with this the more there will be to share. Change! Growth! Knowledge!
How awesome is that?!