My first time sharing my yoga practice on Instagram, September 10, 2012.
Originally I was not just shy to share my yoga practice through photos, but also a little wary. It seems to be a theme of this month’s blogging challenge, but it just makes me feel silly and self-indulgent. I mean, yoga is not about showing off what you can do. But I also want to be part of a greater community and use social media to support the studio and truly share how I spend many hours of my weeks.
Every time I start to think negatively about my own photos, I try to remind myself of how I feel when I look through the feeds of the truly great yogis and yoginis that are on Instagram. I don’t feel at all put off, but completely and totally inspired! It gives me ideas, teaches me new poses, and motivates me. I love it. I have also connected with many through my yoga photos and it feels like a real community more and more everyday.
There have been some great pieces around the internet on how Instagram is changing yoga. It’s all silly, but fun regardless.
Yoga takes time and patience but also, PRACTICE. Thanks to all of you for your tips, support, and encouragement either through social media or by coming to classes at the studio. I never intended to get so immersed into this practice, but I did and couldn’t be more grateful.
After the photos, I’ve included links to some of my favorite people on, yep, Instagram. You’ll notice that the people I like most do not post ALL yoga photos. I love a mix of personal with the yoga poses. It makes it human and I appreciate that.