In this life, I’m usually not learning anything unless my tits are hanging out and I’m one errant exhale from falling flat on my ass. Thankfully, the #gopro can capture every moment of my learning process.
Top- @maleshactivewear (this top is actually extremely supportive & flattering, but #inversions give no fucks about a flattering fit, ya dig?)
This is literally the most comfortable #yoga top I’ve ever worn, and you would be hard pressed to find a plus size activewear line with a similar design. Is it because we’re all afraid of back fat? A population living in fear of stretch marks? Is it impossible for a person with breasts to enjoy movement without having them completely constricted? I’m not sure, but whatever the reason- I think it’s pretty dumb. The status quo only maintains relevance when people restrict their decisions to it. Stop thinking about how to make your body different and just love it where it is right now. Back fat, stretch marks, ET AL.
Even though I practice #yoga at home every day, it’s been months since I’ve attended a live class. I was feeling like a big spender this weekend so I went to two Bikram classes and the sweat pouring out my body felt like tears from heaven. I know you think I’m being hyperbolic but for real: TEARS FROM HEAVEN.
However, being back in a class environment shed light on some aspects of yoga classes that I love and hate. For one thing, why is everyone showing off so much? I like to start my #Bikram class w/ a relaxing savasana, but I witnessed all kinds of advanced posing by my classmates before we even began pranayama breathing. Maybe I’ve been cooped up in my home studio too long but…..Where they do THAT at? Whatever, far be it from me to criticize someone else’s practice- do your thing, kung fu pandas. Also, why is everyone breathing so damn hard? It sounds like a vacuum cleaner convention in here.
However, I forgot that the best reason to attend live class is teacher interaction- having a teacher give corrections on alignment is SO HELPFUL and totally worth the drop-in rate. I don’t think I’ll be immediately transitioning into daily in-class practice in the near future, but it’s nice to see how the other half lives.
Normally I wouldn’t wear shorts this short. I’ve always been uncomfortable when my cellulite shows. But you know what? Who cares? I think I look cute! And it’s fucking summer! So I’m not gonna hide my cellulite if I don’t want to! #effyourbeautystandards
Y'all, up until this weekend I’ve NEVER been able to do a #mermaidpose bind on #natarajasana. HOWEVER, maybe it’s the #mermaidsdontfeardepth challenge, the CRAZY sweaty @amyippoliti flow I did on @yogaglo, or the freaking amazing encouragement I get from all of YOU but I slipped into this pose w/ ease. I know it’s my mantra and I will say it till the end of time- NEVER give up. #Aimtrue