Friday, March 26, 2010


Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.
~Jason Crandell, quoted in Yoga Journal

i went to a yoga class today, for the first time in a looooong time. 9 AM, there i was, walking down the street in the snow, with my mat. it was so very spectacular! it felt so awesome to be doing something just for me, for my body, for my head, for my heart... i really needed it. i paid ahead for 6 more classes and i am so excited! it sounds so cliche', but it's so easy to get so wrapped up in all the day-to-day and forget all about taking care of YOU.

i've been really trying lately to incorporate exercise back into my life. the difference is that i used to exercise because i hated my body and i wanted to lose weight. now, i am really focusing on loving my body, JUST AS IT IS, and exercising because i want to be good to myself and feel good. i've struggled with self-image issues and eating disorders for my entire life and i actually think i may be on the path to a healthy relationship with my body. i wonder what it will feel like?

after a beautiful class, i got to spend a nice long day in the shop. i completed several pieces, but didn't finish them in time to photograph them before it was too dark. i will share them with you soon. i hope you have a great weekend!


Janell Armstrong said...

Amen. I know exactly what you're talking about with the body acceptance thing. Why is that so hard to do. Yoga always makes me feel so at peace. Glad to hear you're back into it. : )

susie said...

I think as moms we are so busy taking care of everything that sometimes we just slip away. Learning to like myself is a lifelong project- yoga sounds like a wonderful way to get in touch with your body and be centered. Enjoy your weekend.