"Very recently I lost my job, I lost my willpower to keep myself together, and above all of that I lost a very large piece of my heart and mind and self in the process over a relationship that was destroyed in the blink of an eye. I lost my confidence and my light. I lost my joy. I lost my drive and the divine power I had inside of me before it all crashed. I forgot how to be me because I chose to fall into my weakness and I fell hard. I had a birthday that terrified me because of how broken I was in that time.
People expect me to be a light force. Women look to me for inspiration, for guidance, for strength, and I couldn't possibly be more humbled, proud and grateful for that. But I don't have it all together. Not even close. I am constantly ridiculed about my weight, about my appearance, about the choices I make, my career, my actions, my emotions, my persona, my path, my dreams, my intelligence, my heritage, my beliefs, my entire being, and it HURTS.
The point of this is to be real and this is my reality.
In the time that all the pieces of me started breaking I wasn't practicing yoga, I wasn't meditating, I lost my grace and my backbone because I let myself get too comfortable and too weak. My practice brings me back to myself. My practice lights my fire and brings me back to my peace, my center, my truth, and my strength. I am proud of who I am and my flaws are a large part of that. Without my practice I wouldn't be the woman I am and I would not know myself either. That, I am sure of.
Yoga isn't for everyone. But, it is the foundation of where my light and soul begins. That is my religion.
#namaste #getreallyreal #practice #flow #charlestonpoweryoga"