Gratitude, service and yoga

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?!

Update: Yoga and Body Image Coalition Community Partner!

I am beyond thrilled, humbled and blessed to now be a Community Partner for the Yoga and Body Image Coalition! It is important that yoga be accessible to everyone regardless of background, gender, sex, class, race or body makeup.

 

Our coalition is committed to developing, promoting and supporting yoga that is accessible, body-positive and reflects the full range of human diversity. We advocate yoga as an essential tool in personal transformation, from the inside out, including a critical social justice component. We inform, educate and work with organizations that are ready to shift the current media paradigm to one that is more inclusive, equitable and just, and challenge industry leaders and media creators to expand their vision of what a yogi looks like.

More information: Yoga and Body Image Coalition