2018: the year of acceptance

i fucking hate new years eve. new years day. new years resolutions.

actually the only thing i do like about it, is this meme.

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wise words.

stay with me. i actually think we’re onto something. and no, i’m not encouraging you to get blind drunk (although i’m not discouraging you either, you do you), rather, i’m asking you to reflect on what you want for yourself in 2018 and whether a new years resolution is actually going to help get you there.

let’s build on that. for 2018, i’m positing that we do something a little different. we practice acceptance. because acceptance must precede change, that is, if we want it to stick!

but what do i mean by this? and what does it look like?

well, put simply, the message is that i’ll love you and you’ll love you exactly as you are, warts and all (although you should probably get those checked out).

you can change, if you want but if you don’t, that’s okay too.

at this time of the year, we are bombarded with messages that we are not good enough. too small, too big, too loud, too quiet, too busy, too lazy. but don’t you think that practicing acceptance of yourself and others wholly and completely is a far more useful new years resolution?

i mean, if it’s a choice between than that and a list of things that are wrong with you, i know which one i’d pick. coz seriously, do we really still believe that ticking off a list of superficial shit that our whole life will suddenly be perfect?

soz. doesn’t work like that.

long lasting change doesn’t come from a place of lack. rather, change comes from knowing that you are good enough exactly as you are and anything else is simply a bonus.

so let’s flip it and reverse it.

instead of writing new years resolutions based on what you are not, write one based on what you already are.

i am strong.

i am caring.

i am grateful.

i am funny.

if you seriously do want to create some change in your life, let’s break the illusion of perfection, be okay with being “good enough”and work on gratitude and acceptance.

coz you know what. i already think you’re pretty awesome.

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cara x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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purna yoga, peeps

it’s finally happening, homies.

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i am going to be running yoga classes and they will be based around the key principles of purna yoga.

wtf is purna yoga i hear you say? well, let me explain in 140 characters or less… LOL, that was a joke but seriously, have a read.

purna in sanskrit means complete. and as such, involves not just asana (physical postures) but a wide variety of techniques to address physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs.

for me, this is super important as wellness is about treating the whole person and purna yoga allows me to fulfill my dharma (life purpose).

so, what does this look like on the mat?

in my beginners or foundation program, the asana will be based around level 1 poses with sustained holds and a flowing sun salutation sequence. hands on adjustments and a focus on alignment will enable students to develop strength, open energy channels and refine movements.

there will be pranayama practice (the use of the breath to connect the postures) and meditation to help control the mind and nervous system.

and why should i try it?

because i honestly believe that it will change your life for the better. calming the mind and soothing the body through movement and breath. i am here to help you any way i can. give me a call, send me a text, write on my wall, hail me down in the street, knock on my door? (maybe don’t do that, that’s a bit weird).

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other important stuff

classes commence on monday the 31st of july.

when: 7pm

where: pure, traralgon

come and try. if you hate it, i won’t hate you (promise).

cara x

 

am i a liability or are you a liar?

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This is for the women who are told that they are too much.

 

Too loud.

Too bold.

Too opinionated.

Too big.

Too small.

Too fierce.

Too bossy.

Too stubborn.

Too brazen.

Too serious.

Too confident.

Too sensitive.

Too intense.

Too bright.

Too sexual.

Too crazy.

 

And they think they can shame us,

Back into cages.

But lions can’t be kept.

And we refused to be owned.

 

Love is not subject to conditions,

And we are no subjects.

 

We are wild women.

 

– cara ’17