queenofhops

1. Your skin may never be perfect, and that’s okay.

2. Life is too short not to have the underwear, the coffee, and the haircut you want.

3. Everyone (including your family, your coworkers, and your best friend) will talk about you behind your back, and you’ll talk about them too. It doesn’t mean you don’t love each other.

4. It’s okay to spend money on things that make you happy.

5. Sometimes without fault or reason, relationships deteriorate. It will happen when you’re six, it will happen when you’re sixty. That’s life.

mynameisjessamyn
mynameisjessamyn:

As much as I want to believe otherwise, the world of Western #yoga is not very inclusive of varied socio-economic backgrounds. While my home yoga bubble is very comforting and inclusive (DIY props and equipment, nudity encouraged, 4/20 friendly, all bodies are beautiful), I have to remind myself that my bubble is very much against the grain. The moment I step out into this community of retailers and studios, I’m constantly reminded of how much of our yoga world is fully focused on capitalism and money.

Unfortunately, this means that A LOT of people feel excluded from a practice which can be done without expensive mats or studios or even clothing.  Legit, how is it possible that one of the least expensive forms of physical and spiritual exercise has morphed into a ravenous Western moneymaking machine?  I feel like a bit of hypocrite, since I’m getting ready to roll out my expensive @lululemon mat and I definitely buy into many other aspects of this culture (WHATUP @yogajournal and @yogaglo annual subscriptions) but I resent how much of this community is only available to those with means. I don’t have a solution to this problem, but it probably helps to acknowledge that there is DEFINITELY a fucking problem. #yeahisaidit #firstworldproblems #camatkarasana #wildthingpose #backbends

mynameisjessamyn:

As much as I want to believe otherwise, the world of Western #yoga is not very inclusive of varied socio-economic backgrounds. While my home yoga bubble is very comforting and inclusive (DIY props and equipment, nudity encouraged, 4/20 friendly, all bodies are beautiful), I have to remind myself that my bubble is very much against the grain. The moment I step out into this community of retailers and studios, I’m constantly reminded of how much of our yoga world is fully focused on capitalism and money.

Unfortunately, this means that A LOT of people feel excluded from a practice which can be done without expensive mats or studios or even clothing. Legit, how is it possible that one of the least expensive forms of physical and spiritual exercise has morphed into a ravenous Western moneymaking machine? I feel like a bit of hypocrite, since I’m getting ready to roll out my expensive @lululemon mat and I definitely buy into many other aspects of this culture (WHATUP @yogajournal and @yogaglo annual subscriptions) but I resent how much of this community is only available to those with means. I don’t have a solution to this problem, but it probably helps to acknowledge that there is DEFINITELY a fucking problem. #yeahisaidit #firstworldproblems #camatkarasana #wildthingpose #backbends