Be Your Authentic Self
Well if that wasn’t the sweatiest hot yoga class I’ve ever been to, I don’t know what was!
I absolutely loved it, though. I haven’t been to yoga in a while, so I tried a new class today and fell in love. I really missed yoga these past few weeks, but I think I’ve been bit by the yoga bug again and I definitely don’t want to fall off the yoga train any time soon.
It makes me feel so good and I always leave feeling so empowered and inspired after each time I practice, so I can’t think of any reasons not to make yoga a habit!
A few things made this class different from any I’ve attended in the past:
– we began the practice without any music. My friend actually told me that there would be absolutely no music, but after about 15 minutes into the class the teacher turned the music on.
– the instructor was male
– the room was hot hot hot! I’ve taken hot yoga before, but this was over the top hot, but I actually enjoyed it the best out of all hot yoga classes I’ve attended.
– the teacher talked a lot at the end of class and gave us something to think about, which inspired this entire post…
Near the end of class, the teacher shared the following quote:
“Yoga is the practice of tolerating the consequences of being your true self”
which led him to speaking about being your authentic self and how important that is.
I thought it was really interesting that he brought this up because right before I attended the yoga class, I received an email from my Mom giving me advice before going into a meeting saying “just be you and they will love you!”
On the drive home after yoga I couldn’t help but think about the message from the yoga instructor and my Mom.
Have I been my authentic self today?
Am I being true to myself?
I couldn’t think of one point throughout the day today when I was not myself, so my answer was yes to the above questions I asked myself.
I’m definitely noticing that I’m feeling more and more confident being myself each and every day. I’m not holding back and I’m not afraid to take opportunities that will make me happy.
As most of you know, I’ve completed a 21 day Intuitive Eating Challenge this month. Through this challenge I’ve been able to learn a lot about myself and become more in tune with myself than ever before in my life. I’ve managed to discover things about myself that allow me to connect with myself on a much deeper level.
But, I’ve also discovered things about myself before the Intuitive Eating Challenge that I was a bit hesitant to own. What I mean by this is, I’ve discovered things about myself and things that I need to do in order to be my authentic self; however, I was having a difficult time being proud of these things.
But, that’s not being true to my authentic self, so my feelings have shifted.
I’m going to start being proud of everything that makes me me and not hesitate to tell people my decisions, wants, needs, and dreams.
So, be prepared for some posts in the near future about what my future entails, dreams I have, and some current plans I have for myself.
Have a great day everyone and don’t forget to be your authentic self!
Have you been your authentic self today?
Has there been a moment today where you have hid your authentic self?
Have you made any important self discoveries lately?