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Days 93 to 104: Yoga Every Day

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This is a very hard pose. After 100 days, I'm unable to do it to the beauty that Jessamyn does here. If you're not following her on instagram, get on it.
This is a very hard pose. After 100 days, I’m unable to do it to the beauty that Jessamyn does here. If you’re not following her on instagram, get on it.

Who’s uncomfortable?

I’m still doing my yoga every day project. I’m past the 100 day mark, which I recall in my former military life was a benchmark for any campaign or command. ::gives self a small pat on back::

I’m feeling stronger, more limber, and know immediately when I’ve skipped yoga in the morning and have to return to it by mid afternoon or find myself very tight, stressed, and cranky.

This video has been making the rounds. Please watch it, I’ll wait:

https://www.facebook.com/adsoftheworld/videos/vb.109482295740916/1054268567928946/?type=2&theater

Thanks for watching that.

That kind of ableism and body image bullshit is one (not the only) of the reasons I stopped going to studio yoga. They felt uncomfortable because I didn’t look or perform my practice like them. I felt uncomfortable because I felt their discomfort. That’s not healthy for anyone. So, I got out.

But you can’t move forward in your goals if you think from the get-go that you cannot. You’re not going to change your health thinking you can’t. In short, that is a self-hatred that plagues so many of us, especially women. I want to thank the others out there who have inspired me to keep on even when the damn child pose seems really hard (although it’s getting easier).

Here’s to the next 100 days.

~Namaste,

C.

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