In this episode I speak about a recent change in perspective that I've had around beauty and fitness. I ditched make-up years ago in pursuit of inner self love vs. drawing my sense of self worth from what I looked like. It seemed a natural next step on my yogic journey, and really fits in to the philosophy 'pratyahara' which is the withdrawal of the senses. This is a process of withdrawing from that which is external in order to surrender into the deeper, more introspective practices of yoga. I didn't realize it until recently, that in my withdrawal from my physical appearance I have, in some ways, withdrawn from forms of self-care.
This episode is a shorter realization that I've had as I've reframed my relationship with health & fitness, and my coming full circle as a new version of self who is able to revisit these things again without getting lost in them like I have in the past, or drawing too much self worth from them. There are so many influencing factors to how we think & feel about ourselves and our sense of self worth that it can be important to withdraw for a period to shift our mindset so that we can learn to truly love & accept ourselves fully and wholly as we are.
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