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And there are many unsung everyday heroes who make the world a better place using generosity, kindness, peace, forgiveness, and encouragement or through sharing their talents of teaching, creativity and insightfulness. And others find ways, despite all obstacles, to live life to the fullest and bring incredible optimism to those around them. And you are all unsung heroes that I want to say thank you to. You shine your lights so others can see the way, give love and compassion so others can learn to fly and walk again. I wish my words could do you all justice but you are all a very special breed of person that holds our world together and I want you to know I am grateful for each and everyone of you!

We find them everywhere. Many contribute their gifts silently and anonymously. These ‘superheroes’ all have a profound positive impact.

Floating play

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This is real time practice this is my floating core play after and hour of ankle weight yoga I take them off and use the awareness I built to float and feel.

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It’s an incredible thing to be totally comfortable in our own bodies and minds. To forgive our flaws, accept our imperfections and come to terms with how we look externally and feel internally. That’s what body positivity is all about though, right? Learning how to be kinder to ourselves…
Well, no. Not quite. Though this narrative is what most of us think of when the term ‘body positive’ comes to mind, it overlooks perhaps one of the most important components of body positivity.
When the concept of body positivity first emerged, it meant to give a voice to people who have been silenced and shamed for not meeting society’s expectation of how their body should look. Within every expression of self love was a statement fighting against forces trying to keep people small in every respect. But as the movement has grown in reach and popularity, it’s become a shadow of its former self. Now a myriad of before and after photos, bikini body selfies and transformation journeys, it’s developed an aesthetic expectation of its own that wears kind of an exclusive and oppressive persona.
The culture of comparison has made body positivity into a running track of critique. A constant depiction of bodies as ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ We call out our inner critic as if it’s to blame for making us feel like we aren’t enough, and we talk about our bodies and their differential characteristics as though they’re responsible for the negative attitudes we have towards them, which couldn’t be further from the truth.
Insecurity may be universal, but it’s not intrinsic. We were not born with poor body image. We were not created aspiring to have the bodies of models, professional athletes and photoshopped celebrities. Just like we were not made the same, we were not meant to compare what makes us unique. And yet we do, and this where the core discussion of body positivity needs to return to.
It isn’t our bodies or even our body image that’s the source of the problem. It’s the cultural belief that some bodies are better than others. That some are more deserving of love, respect and success. And how could we not to think this? Society asserts this day in day out, with certain bodies taking precedence over others in industries. Certain shapes, colours, heights and capabilities are rewarded with money, fame, followers and opportunities. We come to know these bodies as superior and so the pressure to look a certain way is rooted in our very normal desire to excel.

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There’s a definitive ideal of what the ‘perfect’ body should be. Tall, slim, feminine and symmetrical. Anything that doesn’t conform to this vision of a ‘good’ physique is cast as bad. And so a simple fixation on coming to terms with our personal hang-ups doesn’t shift the global mindset towards valuing all bodies in general. It doesn’t call into question why some bodies deserve more than others. It doesn’t challenge why our differences are considered flaws at all.
Body positivity means to banish false perceptions of beauty and develop a safe space where all bodies, no matter what, are equal. No matter shape, size, age, ethnicity, or physical ability. Honouring this conversation means avoiding further shaming through comparisons, derogatory labels and putting some bodies on a pedestal. All bodies are good bodies. All bodies are positive.
Becoming body positive isn’t simple. Not by a long shot. Finding unadulterated self-love every day is tough when we’re surrounded by pressures continually demanding that we transform and conform. But shifting the conversation away from the ‘wrong’ in ourselves to the wrong in the way society treats diverse bodies may just have a more powerful effect in celebrating every body, and give us more peace when striving to love our own.
Your body is not the problem. It never was.

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Children are happy because they don’t have a file in their minds that things could go wrong. Life is a choice that you make every day to change and empower yourself. Choose to be true, to be positive and to be happy. No matter what. The best part of waking up every morning is you have a new opportunity to become a better version of yourself. Happiness, love, acceptance, kindness, change starts with us not our jobs, money, others but with us.

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Check it out i am failing over and over again. My practice has no perfection. I am a girl that stands up every day and fails till she learns it. I have a zillion reasons why I can’t I don’t have a yoga teacher, I cannot afford classes, I don’t have time, I am a parent…. but I am not my excuses if I was I wouldn’t be here today in front of you failing. I am not beautiful enough, I am not smart enough, I can’t compare to the others. If believe these thoughts we all continually have so will my daughter. That won’t do.
We are not perfect, we never will be. We have a million excuses, but we have a million reasons why we can. Here I am today standing up for my dreams in all imperfections of practice and physical body and mind. My question to you is will you?
Is your life worth more than your excuses and regrets? Unfuck yourself be who you were before all that stuff happened that dimmed your fucking shine.

Life is right now, in this glorious moment right in front of you. I believe that if you are not allowing yourself to be happy right NOW, nothing external in the future is going to change that permanently. In fact, there was a very interesting study done by Phillip Brickman, Dan Coates, and Ronnie Janoff-Bulman. These researchers studied both lottery winners and individuals who had become paralyzed to determine if winning the lottery made them happier or if sustaining an injury made them less happy. What they found was that immediately after either event, levels of happiness were higher (lottery winners) or lower (physically injured), and that after 8 weeks or less, people returned to the level of happiness they had before the event! This type of research shows us that we adapt to both “good” and “bad” external changes very quickly and often return to our old level of happiness within just a couple of weeks. “Happiness is a skill, not an acquisition.” —Barbara De Angelis

Core Work

When you are fully present with whatever it is you are doing, something interesting happens. When you are present, you are literally going to see your limiting beliefs as they come out of nowhere and try to take control of your behavior. The more awareness you bring to the present moment, the more you will realize there are all sorts of negative beliefs running in the background. These are the programs you don’t usually notice because you are either in the past or the future. “Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.” —James Thurber Most of us are constantly in the past or the future, and we don’t even realize how little time we actually spend in the present. Some examples of this: • We visit a beautiful place and are so busy taking pictures to show our friends that we completely miss the experience of the actual location we are photographing. • We have long conversations while being completely unaware of the actual conversation; instead, we are thinking about what we are going to do later. • We lie in bed after a long day and instead of just being there, we are busy planning what we are going to do the next day, despite the fact that we have been looking forward to lying in bed all day long. • We finally get the promotion we have been waiting on for so long and instead of enjoying the raise we just got, we start worrying about what might happen if we don’t live up to the new job description. • After justifying why we really deserve to eat a meal of junk food, we finally decide to go for it. Instead of just enjoying it, however, we are busy thinking about how many calories we need to burn as a result of eating this meal. • We sit and meditate, and instead of just sitting in silence, we are thinking about when we will reach a calm and relaxed state of mind.


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When we get in arguments over who is right, our ego takes over and it usually gives us nothing but suffering. The funny thing is, most people don’t even understand that they are not really arguing with a person when they get caught in a heated discussion. What’s really going on is that their beliefs are arguing with the beliefs of the person in front of them. Does it really matter what random belief is right? You have people arguing about whether the lion is really the king of the jungle, and while they are stressing and fussing, the lion is lying somewhere in the savannah enjoying life. The lion doesn’t care whether it is the king, so why do you? Only by understanding that it is all just meanings and representations will you be free to create new and more empowering interpretations. “Seeing is not believing; believing is seeing. You see things not as they are, but as you are.” —Eric Butterworth

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Hi all from the bottom of my heart deepest gratitude to you all for participating in my challenge I am enjoying watching your posts and learning and growing with you. You may think you were the students but I am too. As I learn new ways to bring more awareness and teach for better understanding from your posts. Final post to break down all the movements again. A big shout out to two amazing souls without their support this challenge would never have happened. Incredible @soter_bentes who’s art and heart is magic and @todaboa who’s active wearing brightens our world with beauty and comfort.
Namaste Rhy