Millions of people struggle each day with feelings of inadequacy about their physical body. In fact, studies have shown that the majority of women don't like what they see in the mirror. When you practice yoga you certainly aren't immune to the complex web of cultural forces that contribute to the epidemic of self-loathing. After all, it's not always easy to reconcile life in an image-conscious world where the body is simply the vessel through which we process judgement.
A regular yoga practice creates a way for us to learn how to listen to our body. While we may have come to the mat looking for a "yoga butt," when we get there, we’re able to connect with our body in a way that gives us greater awareness of how to create with our body rather than constantly judging our appearance.
By taking time to connect and be present with our body with each pose we begin to enjoy it as we play with the movement. Over time, this enables us to be grateful when we look into the mirror as we begin to step into creating our body beyond judgement.
Our body is always talking to us if we listen to it and take good care of it, it will show up different in ways we have never imagined possible.
Are you listening to your body?
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