Yoga:What’s your mirror image saying? (Hot Bikram Yoga)

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Thoughts from a Black Girl's Diary

mirror-983427_1280It’s hard to look at yourself; I mean REALLY look at yourself. However twice a week this is what I do when I pitch up to do some Hot Bikram Yoga.

Sometimes the mirror image I see under these circumstances is really difficult to face. I often scrutinise the big belly I have, or even in a yoga studio full of men and women, I’m always convinced I stand out as being the only one who isn’t flexible enough; or even if I match up to the other yogis and their brilliant yoga poses.

Last week was one of those moments. Everything I did in the class felt wrong. I was hard on myself and it hurt. No; it wasn’t so much a physical hurt, it was a mental hurt. I went into the class feeling really disjointed and emotional.

It was no big surprise as I couldn’t kick away…

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One comment on “Yoga:What’s your mirror image saying? (Hot Bikram Yoga)

  1. Niried says:

    You’re beautiful and awesome! Bikram is tough stuff – but you are tougher! You are the fire and the water in there. And all that sweat in there- ain’t nothing but shine on you and you glorious when you shine! Keep shining baby!

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