Monday, February 11, 2008

daily dose of self-love

"You are succulent even if you don’t know it yet. Succulence is a process of aliveness and discovery, and it means living your life in full color, out to the edges, and in celebration of your radiant, eccentric self. Bodacious means: Splendid, Bold, and Remarkable. That’s you! Succulence includes all of you: parts that may feel lost, trapped, in hiding, or broken, as well as your most flamboyant, extravagant, incandescent parts. Everything in the middle is succulent too. Our ordinary, tender, jealous, procrastinating, perfectionistic selves."

-- SARK, The Bodacious Book of Succulence: Daring to Live Your Succulent Wild Life

I never thought I would use the words "bodacious" and "succulent" to describe living. But trust SARK to try the unconventional!

In yoga, come face-to-face with yourself... use your practice to release judgment about your body, your frailties, your past mistakes. Experience your movement, whether or not you can touch your head to your shins in a seated forward bend or your heels to the floor in downward dog. Find joy and release in the hip stretch you feel in pigeon pose. Or the sense of balance and steadiness as you balance on your hands in crane pose... the strength in warrior 1... and the feeling of letting go, of surrender, in a passive, yin-style forward bend.

In yoga, celebrate yourself -- your "succulent, bodacious" self!

photo taken by Teeny, January 2006, Monterey, CA

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