1. A few of you tagged me to #stopdropandyoga over the past few weeks (most recently, the WAY inspirational @betty_getsfit) and I was so inspired by the #mermaidpose/#bowpose mash-up that @getfityogagirl was rocking that I had to give it a shot. I’ve also been tagged a couple of times to share ‘Five Non-Yoga Facts About Me’ and I thought it might be a good way to say hello to my new followers. Oh yeah- Hey, new followers! If you’re new to me and my yoga journey (or not) and you’re curious about some of the details (how I started/where I practice/who takes my photos/where did my cosmic yoga leggings come from), check out the F.A.Q. page on my tumblr (link is in my header). In the meantime, here are a few non-yoga facts about me:

     
  2. Sometimes I hang up my #yoga leggings and wear regular clothes. Thank god the weather is warming up- my thighs need to fucking breathe, ya dig?

    Dress- Liz Claiborne
    Boots- Chinese Laundry
    Bracelets- H&M
    Earrings- Thrifted

    #nostretchypants #aimtrue #yogangsters #yogaeverydamnday #yogabody #curvyyoga #curvyfit #curvygirl #curvespo #fatyoga #fitfluential #feeltheyogahigh #fatshion #fatshionista #psblogger #style #pspfit #honormycurves #honoryourcurves #effyourbeautystandards #plussizefashion #psfashion #fatgirl

     
  3. When I need to retreat to my ‘happy place’ in order to realign and balance my spirit, there is no better place to find myself than #hanumanasa. I am always in awe of how it can quiet my mind, silence my self-judgement, and remind me to appreciate the journey (as opposed to indulging in obsessive mental chatter about the destination).


    #splits #flexibility #shadesofhealth #fitfluential #fatyoga #feeltheyogahigh #Aimtrue #curves #curvyyoga #curvyfit #curvygirl #curvespo #pspfit #psblogger #woc #honoryourcurves #honormycurves #effyourbeautystandards #yogafamily #yogabums #yogalife #yogajournal #yogratitude #yogalove #yoganation #yogaeverydamnday #yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogangsters #wellnessgangster

     
  4. Y’all, I need to show my tumblr followers some love- my message box is crammed full of some of the most heartwarming comments I’ve ever read. Legit, I almost started crying when I read through them today. I know I’m behind on answering your questions, but for real- Y’ALL ARE THE FUCKING BEST. And I love you. Even though we don’t actually know each other and this expression of emotion probably seems a little awkward. Can’t stop- won’t stop.
    #yogafamily #yogabums #yogalife #yogajournal #yogratitude #yogalove #yoganation #sirasana /?#headstand #splits #invertyoself #yogaeverydamnday #yoga #yogangsters #curvyyoga #curvyfit #curvygirl #curvespo #fitfluential #fatyoga #flexibility #feeltheyogahigh #Aimtrue #pspfit #effyourbeautystandards #honormycurves #honoryourcurves

     
  5. Y’all, I know I’ve been the ghost of instagram this week but my real life has been much like a telenovela recently. And NOT in a good way. Thank the goddess for my #yoga practice- otherwise I would be even crazier than I already am. My pursuit of #vasisthasana2 feels like a sort of vision quest- the closer I get to straightening ny extended leg, the closer I am to getting a better grasp of my life off the mat. Don’t let the camera angles fool you- my life is just as complicated, messy, & busy as anyone else’s. Sometimes, this week especially, my practice feels like a life raft keeping me from capsizing in a raging sea.

    #yogafamily #yogabums #yogalife #yogajournal #yogratitude #yogalove #yoganation #yogaeverydamnday #yogangsters #fitfluential #sideplank #feeltheyogahigh #flexibility #curvespo #curvygirl #curvyfit #curvyyoga #effyourbeautystandards #fatyoga #honoryourcurves #honormycurves #aimtrue #pspfit #psblogger

     
  6. I don’t think I’ve ever been as thankful for a seasonal shift as I am for the one from winter2014 to spring. The beautiful weather paired w/ the launch of the swimsuit designed by my style icon @gabifresh inspired me to practice #yoga in my new bathing suit by @forever21. When I was a kid, I used to wear my swimsuits all day long- being able to hold on to that bit of innocence in my adult life feels so crucial. I have to promise myself not to let it go. Anyway, by the end of my practice I was definitely feeling like a little mermaid. #mermaidpose

    #yogafamily #yogabums #yogalife #yogratitude #yogalove #yoganation #yogafundamentals #yogaeverydamnday #yogangsters #fatshion #psblogger #fatkini #fatyoga #fatlove #fitfluential #flexibility #feeltheyogahigh #curvyyoga #curvyfit #curvygirl #curvespo #curves #Aimtrue #pspfit #honormycurves #honoryourcurves #effyourbeautystandards #backbends #instayoga #instafit #f21

     
  7. Even though I practice #yoga at home every day, it’s been months since I’ve attended a live class. I was feeling like a big spender this weekend so I went to two Bikram classes and the sweat pouring out my body felt like tears from heaven. I know you think I’m being hyperbolic but for real: TEARS FROM HEAVEN.

    However, being back in a class environment shed light on some aspects of yoga classes that I love and hate. For one thing, why is everyone showing off so much? I like to start my #Bikram class w/ a relaxing savasana, but I witnessed all kinds of advanced posing by my classmates before we even began pranayama breathing. Maybe I’ve been cooped up in my home studio too long but…..Where they do THAT at? Whatever, far be it from me to criticize someone else’s practice- do your thing, kung fu pandas. Also, why is everyone breathing so damn hard? It sounds like a vacuum cleaner convention in here.

    However, I forgot that the best reason to attend live class is teacher interaction- having a teacher give corrections on alignment is SO HELPFUL and totally worth the drop-in rate. I don’t think I’ll be immediately transitioning into daily in-class practice in the near future, but it’s nice to see how the other half lives.

    #yogafamily
    #yogabums #yogalife #yogapractice #yogajournal #yogratitude #yogalove #yoganation #yogafundamentals #yogaeverydamnday #backbends #fitfluential #fatyoga #flexibility #feeltheyogahigh #Aimtrue #pspfit #curvyyoga #curvyfit #curvygirl #curvespo #honormycurves #honoryourcurves #effyourbeautystandards

     
  8. The theme of today’s #shadesofhealth is #Patience. I am the world’s most impatient person and my #yoga practice has become the biggest test of my patience. I always want to push myself as far as I can possibly go only to be reminded that sometimes the best way to go far is to slow the fuck down and be patient. My #inversions practice demands more patience than I expected, but god knows I could use the practice.
    #yogafamily #yogabums #yogalife #yogapractice #yogajournal #yogratitude #yogalove #yoganation #yogaeverydamnday #yogangsters #fitfluential #feeltheyogahigh #flexibility #sirasana #invertyoself #curvyyoga #curvyfit #curvygirl #curvespo #fatyoga #effyourbeautystandards #headstand #honormycurves #honoryourcurves #Aimtrue #pspfit

     
  9. Day 26 of #backbendmadness2014- #scorpionpose.

    I can find a million ways to correct my body in this photo but I’m enjoying the journey too much to care. One day my arms won’t splay, my upper back will bend more fluidly, & my toes will be close enough to kiss. But it’s ok that today is not that day.

    #yogafamily #yogabums#yogapractice #yogajournal #yogratitude #yogalove #yoganation #yogaeverydamnday #yogangsters #yoga #fitfluential #feeltheyogahigh #fatyoga #inversions #invertyoself #pinchamayurasana #forearmstand #curvespo #curvygirl #curvyfit #curvyyoga #Aimtrue #honormycurves #honoryourcurves #pspfit #shadesofhealth #effyourbeautystandards

     
  10. Day 25 of #backbendmadness2014 w/ @kinoyoga @fitqueenirene @beachyogagirl - #hanumanasana

    I’ve been feeling extremely thankful for my body recently. I spent such a huge chunk of my life picking at myself for all of my perceived flaws- gobble neck, thunder thighs, miles of stretch marks, chubby belly, etc. I mean, there’s got to be a ‘fuck it’ point. Essentially, I had to realize- what if I spend my whole life trying to lose weight and I still have all of my ‘flaws’? Y’all, I have no fucking intention of wasting away my 20s in pursuit of half baked ideas about what my body ‘should’ look like- why bother when this is what it DOES look like?
    #yogafamily #yogalife #yogapractice #yogajournal #yogratitude #yogalove #yoganation #yogafundamentals #yogaeverydamnday #yoga #yogangsters #shadesofhealth #feeltheyogahigh #fitfluential #splits #monkeypose #fatyoga #curvyyoga #curvyfit #curvygirl #curvespo #honoryourcurves #effyourbeautystandards