Still thinking about our bodies, especially now the sun has made an appearance. I got to thinking, how many of us actually look at our bodies in the mirror. Do you? I mean do you really look at yourself? Or do you casually glance at your reflection as you pass by.
I recently read an article about looking at yourself in the mirror and seeing your soul. It is a very powerful thing to really look at yourself, it can bring you peace, and it is really therapeutic. Now I am not talking about negative thoughts on your body, when your critical inner voice states, you have love handles, flabby arms, etc., etc., etc. I am talking about looking yourself in the eye and seeing deep within yourself and making peace with yourself, getting naked in front of the mirror and not judging yourself.
In yoga, we look for inner peace as we stretch and work through our asanas, but, next time when you are practicing yoga and have a mirror, look at yourself with no filter, no shame and certainly no judgement…… see the good person you are, the strength your body has and your soul.
"He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same"
- Emily Bronte