In both rope & yoga, developing patience & persistence with our physical bodies is a practice in & of itself. Accepting ourselves & each other as we are can, at first, seem very threatening. Dropping the attachments & expectations that have been combed into our subconscious can make us feel exposed & vulnerable. Our age, gender, size, & histories can all contribute to where we are in our physical practice. Let us remind ourselves to be patient & kind with ourselves as we venture into these explorative worlds & mindsets. There is a practice for everybody & every body.
Eating disorders suck. Food is such a social activity and we are all striving to find our community, that sense of belonging, that sense of inclusion. Food fuels and nourishes our bodies. Without it, our bodies would wither away. To practice yoga then is to practice the mindful presence of being in the body through activities such as walking, asana, and eating. Practices that invite us to be in our senses – to tap into our sensory natures require that we be in our bodies.