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yoga is changing how I see myself

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Saturday, February 22, 2014

When practicing yoga, it can be helpful to look in the mirror and check your alignment.

There have been times over the last few weeks when I have looked at myself (probably during the Warrior series) and thought, "I'm strong."

I have even thought to myself (unbelievably), "I'm beautiful."

Let me be clear - this was not about positive affirmations. I wasn't telling myself that I am strong and beautiful. I was reacting to my reflection.

This is a miracle for me. I have spent so many years looking at myself as unworthy, even disgusting. For me to look at myself as beautiful, even for just a moment, is a gift. I wish I could bottle that feeling, put a bow on it and give it to each and every one of you every day before you get out of bed.



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LORIVIOLA 6/3/2014 8:03AM

    OH! This is wonderful. I wish that too.
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MAMA_CD 3/10/2014 4:30AM

    It makes sense, since even putting on a smile makes us feels better (body movement neurochemically must change our emotions) Therefore you must be right, a warrior pose would make you feel strong and beautiful as your feelings reacted to your body. Today, I'm going to pay extra attention to my body movements and how they make me feel. emoticon

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ANGELN325 3/9/2014 12:57PM

    I want to get back into yoga for the same reasons. It's a wonderful feeling to look at one's self with beauty and admiration.

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WHOVIAN3 3/6/2014 3:58PM

    gotta love yoga! I am in the beginners stage of it,but it really does make you feel better all around!

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LISASGONNADOIT 3/5/2014 10:42AM

    Wow, so happy for you!!! You are beautiful! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JSPIN74 3/5/2014 9:39AM

    fantastic! emoticon

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4EVERADONEGIRL 3/4/2014 12:48PM

    Beautiful inside AND out!!

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MRSRIGS1 3/3/2014 3:57PM

    You ARE beautiful! emoticon

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ALIIDA 2/28/2014 9:04AM

    You have given us this gift with your blog. emoticon

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JOANNHUNT 2/25/2014 10:43PM

    AWESOME. THANK YOU FOR SHARING. YOU GO GIRL.

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SUEPERWOMAN 2/24/2014 5:20PM

 
This literally made me cry. I am so glad for you, gorgeous girl !!

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DIANNEMT 2/24/2014 8:46AM

    Amen! It can be SO HARD to see ourselves as beautiful!

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BLUEKITTYJAN 2/24/2014 5:46AM

    I know how you were feeling emoticon . I like my body even if I am overweight. I could see what my lover sees when I look in the mirror and he makes me feel beautiful.

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JAMER123 2/23/2014 10:37PM

    emoticon emoticon for looking at yourself in a very positive way!!

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FELINEBETTER 2/23/2014 8:48PM

    Wow! I hope this happens for me too! If you could bottle it -- i would certainly buy it! You GO Girl!

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LIVELYGIRL2 2/23/2014 6:03PM

  That is so terrific! Don't you love that. Keep on that train of thought, ok? emoticon emoticon

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MIMIDOT 2/23/2014 5:41PM

    Great blog!

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JSEATTLE 2/23/2014 5:07PM

  I love yoga too!!

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NONNAOF2 2/23/2014 2:40PM

  I can tell that you are beautiful from the inside out! Great blog! :-)

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 2/23/2014 1:54PM

    Yes, you are Beautiful. We are all beautiful !

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ONTHEPATH2 2/23/2014 1:36PM

    Yes... you are!!! emoticon

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JIBBIE49 2/23/2014 11:59AM

    How wonderful to see your blog in the Spark Mail.

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KKLENNERT809 2/23/2014 11:36AM

    So beautiful! Always remember that.

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JERICHO1991 2/23/2014 10:50AM

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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    That's emoticon

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TINAJANE76 2/23/2014 9:46AM

    This is just lovely. Namaste, my friend.
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JMC155 2/23/2014 8:58AM

    Thank you, needing motivation to get back on track. Well to get back to putting in thought to my life.

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HAPPYMENOW58 2/23/2014 8:11AM

    Well done!

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PENOWOK 2/23/2014 7:54AM

    Yes, you ARE!

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CHERYLHURT 2/23/2014 7:49AM

  Beautiful!

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IDICEM 2/23/2014 7:15AM

  What a wonderful blog to read first thing in the morning! I'm so happy for you. You are strong and you are beautiful!

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BESSHAILE 2/23/2014 7:11AM

    Thank you.

You did.

What a precious gift.

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Namaste

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SHERYLP461 2/23/2014 7:02AM

    Positive ways to see yourself, awesome!

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