The woman in the photo below is my hero! If you click on the photo you will be linked to an amazing article that I just had to share with all of you because I feel as though the world needs more people like Emily Nolan.
Emily Nolan, the author of the article and the woman in the picture, describes 10 reasons why she takes her shirt off in yoga. She obviously isn't the stereotypical size 1 model that we so often see in fitness magazines, doing yoga with her foot behind her head, balancing on one fingertip and toe. But I'll tell you what she truly is. She is the woman that I strive to be, the woman I want my daughter to know and the woman that should be on every single cover of Yoga Journal. She is strong, courageous, honest and authentic. She is my role-MODEL. As a mother of 3 I can say that I definitely know the vulnerability and even fear that comes from the thought of removing my shirt, even in yoga. But at Ethos our yoga room is a safe haven and our yogis are a community. There is no better place to show your vulnerable side. You are loved over and over again. So get naked! Ok, well not really naked, your yoga teacher might freak out. But dare to bare those insecurities. Be you on every level and know that we are all here to support each other. See you on the flip-dog...shirtless!