So *Random* i was home bored one weekend nothing was on tv and I caught myself surfing Hulu. I ran across an oldie but goodie America’s Next Top Model! Mannnn I can remember swearing I could be in there and slllaaayyy, everyone was a model back then lol. Back to the point Kisses, ok sorry so the one season I watched was season 6 ( I just lovveeee Danni) and EVERYBODY remembers Jade! Oh Jade the Biracial Butterfly, arrogant but down to earth(different one she was).
Tyra had this one episode where the girls challenge was to be critiqued by this top model agency (they were actors) and see how they react when attacked with comments about their physical features.
Well all the girls pretty much failed at keeping it together except ole miss butterfly herself jade!
It’s crazy, young Kisses did not think much of Jade nor did she appreciate the importance of this scene, you know compared to *ahem* much older me perceives it.Before I was like omg this chick is weiirddd and arrogant as hell! Why is she so SURE she’s this and that ect ect. NOW I’m like YOU GO JADE!!!
You Photograph Very Harsh… Yeah My Look is Very Versatile….
Like a Dude... I thought that would be an extra Plus for me *smile*
You Have a high Forehead don’t you….Yeah My Features are Very Pronounce…
As much as the “agents” tried to shake her up she stayed true to JADE because she knows who JADE is! She knows, loves and embraces JADE’s Flaws, so nothing they said changed her opinion on her! She turned every negative critique into a positive one… GO GIRL!
I say all of this to make my loves aware of the importance in knowing and loving yourself! When you embrace your flaws and weaknesses no one can use them against you, No one can influence you to be anyone else but you! In ambiance of the 30 days a yogi challenge, which is not JUST about practicing yoga poses, I really want to encourage my readers to also use yoga as a tool to find inner peace and love with yourself! It’s gonna be your BEST Defense out here in this crazy world! It’s so easy to get wrapped up into what people want us to be we tend to forget who we are and stress out attempting to fit in! I’m currently on this journey of searching for me and I’m passing the positivity on to everyone this reaches!
“The mind-body connection created in yoga is thought to facilitate change at a cellular level. When we weave positive intention into our movements, we are imprinting these thoughts, not only on our minds, but also on our bodies. We are effecting change on our mat that will allow for change off our mat.”
Upward Bow Pose
stretches the spine, shoulders, chest, upper back, and thighs. It also strengthens the arms, wrists, spine, legs, and abdomen. The deep back-bending aspect of this pose opens the lungs, which makes it therapeutic for asthma. Additionally, this pose stimulates the thyroid and pituitary glands, increasing energy and providing relief from mild depression.
- Begin by lying flat on your back with your arms at your sides. Bend your knees, keeping your feet parallel and aligned with your hips. Draw your heels close to the edges of your buttocks.
- Reach your arms up overhead, and then bend your elbows so that you can place your palms on the floor at either side of your head. Your fingertips should rest beneath your shoulders. Keep your forearms parallel as you extend your fingers toward your heels. Reach your elbows directly up toward the ceiling.
- Inhale as you press your feet firmly into the floor and lift your hips upward toward the ceiling. Contract your buttocks, thigh, and abdominal muscles to support your lower back.
- Keep your feet and legs parallel. Press through the palms of your hands and lift your shoulders off the mat.
- Realign your arms to make sure they remain parallel — do not let your elbows splay to the sides. Hold for a few breaths.
- On an exhalation, straighten your arms and lift your head completely off the floor. Press the weight of your hands equally through your index fingers. Draw your chest toward the wall closest to your head.
- Do not rest your body weight on your head. Do not crunch your neck. As you gain strength and flexibility, you will be able to lift your head off the mat!
- Lift your chest even more toward the wall behind you. Straighten your arms and legs even more. Turn your thighs slightly inward. Broaden your shoulder blades across your back. Let your head hang. Gaze at the floor between your hands.
- Hold for up to 20 breaths. Release the pose by first bringing the crown of your head to the mat, and then your whole body. Rest on your back with your knees bent and dropped together.