Sometimes the universe just has a way of letting you know it’s looking out for you.
Lately I’ve felt like I’ve been on the cusp of …. something. Something big and bold. Something that will reshape and redefine my life and what I know about myself. Something seriously bad ass.
Such is the case with the What’s Beautiful campaign, which I’m participating in thanks to Under Armour and FitFluential. This is our chance, as the fierce and fabulous women that we are, to redefine the female athlete.
I know, pretty sweet, right?
Here’s a little movie magic from me explaining more:
Oh Em Gee. Worst video thumbnail evah.
The message and movement behind What’s Beautiful is simple: Declare a goal, then show how it’s done. Set up a profile and use it to showcase your journey through video and photos, etc. Join teams to encourage and inspire the women around you. Goal can be short- or long-term. Just make it something that pushes and motivates you to dig deep.
Like I said in the video, to help me achieve my goal of growing stronger and deeper in my practice while inspiring other curvy yogis to rock it on the mat, I’ve set some mini goals to help me along the way.
I like this list because it will always be evolving. I can change it or add to it as necessary. It will also force me to really go after those poses that I’m just on the edge of achieving. Like in Saturday’s class, where I got one foot behind my head. Seriously. Craziest thing ever. So now I have to work on the other foot.
And then we have garbha pindasana, an absolutely gorgeous pose. With assistance, I actually can get both of my arms through my Lotus legs. What I can’t do — yet — is get them through far enough to bend them up so that my head is resting in my hands. Garbha Pindasana means Womb Embryo Pose and, let me tell ya, trying to push my right arm through my crossed legs with Jessica on the other side of me pulling at my hand really does feel like what I imagine giving birth feels like.
Of course, the What’s Beautiful campaign only lasts about two months and there’s no guarantee I’ll reach everything on this list in that time. But that’s okay, just as long as I make sure to do the best that I can do in the time that I have. And keep in mind that this is a competition. A competition among the fiercest warriors. The three women that take their followers on the most epic journey win some equally fierce prices.
Now it’s your turn! Visit the Under Armour What’s Beautiful page and set up a profile. Then declare your goal and go get after it! At its heart this is about redefining the female athlete but it’s also a chance to redefine you. So put on that cape and go out and be your own hero.
Love from the ashes,