For this past week, in my yoga classes and for my coaching clients, the theme has been to do something that you are afraid of. In yoga, it could really be anything, trying a yoga pose that you usually avoid, taking a big leap towards something you desire in your life, asking out loud for what you want or facing your fear and taking action instead of avoiding whatever it is.
For my “jewelry” coaching clients, I asked them about fears in their business. I challenged them to take one step towards that fear, whether it be calling the store that they want to be in or asking someone for business. Fear of rejection is really powerful. More importantly though, facing that fear is extremely empowering.
So I am taking the challenge too. My friend, Amber Krzys, the founder of bodyheart, challenged me to take off all my clothes and photograph a part of my body that I love. Well, I did it. I love my back (and my butt – that’s why I took almost all of my clothes off). Below, I have posted a picture form the photo shoot. I feel so vulnerable and I am scared S#!t-less right now. So here it is, my strong, flexible back.
Posting this photo is terrifying and liberating at the same time. I am not a model and standing naked in front of strangers is terrifying. Posting a nearly naked photo on my blog is more than terrifying, it almost makes me want to hide under the covers. That fact of the matter is, I love my back and I wanted to celebrate it! It’s carries me around all day and holds me upright. It supports me in my favorite yoga poses, any kind of backbend. It is sexy (did I really just say that?) and curvy.
I am so grateful to have this strong back to call my own. I am also grateful for my yoga practice. Because of yoga, I have back muscles in places that I didn’t even know existed.
Ok I faced my fear (I have been procrastinating posting this since October and it is now the end of January). So now it’s your turn. What will you do today to face a your own fear? How do you [heart] your body? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.