Yoga teaches me that it's okay to shine! I love the quote by Marianne Williamson "As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same."
Hi. I'm Robin. I'm six-foot tall. I've been this way since I was twelve years old. Not only was I tall at a young age, but I was one of about five brown-skinned children in a school of 500. It was undeniable that I was different.
I tried to balance that external, physical difference by conforming or fitting in with my behavior and denying my inherent uniqueness, dimming my light.
When I say light, I mean the qualities inside each one of us that makes us special, not better, than one another. We're not trying to outshine each other here; but rather ignite our own internal light and let that be the inspiration, through our presence, for someone else to shine their own set of unique qualities.
When I first started practicing yoga and meditation, I wore baggy clothes and tied my curly hair back. I wore clothes that allowed me to hide. The physical practice of yoga helped me become comfortable in my own skin, and consequently experiment and play with fitted clothing of different colors and textures. I found a curly-hair specialist who cut my hair and encouraged me to wear it down. I also began smiling more. I became familiar with and comfortable shining my light. All of those things are good reasons to try yoga.
Hi! I'm Robin - Teacher, Singer, & Author. I love creativity & sharing what I love!