Την γιόγκα την γνωρίζουμε όλοι. Ξέρουμε ότι είναι πολύ καλή τόσο για το σώμα, όσο και για το μυαλό. Αν και είναι ιδιαίτερα δημοφιλής, και στην Ελλάδα, λίγοι γνωρίζουν τη νέα τάση που έχει κατακτήσει την Αμερική και ονομάζεται «naked yoga» (γυμνή γιόγκα).
Σας φαίνεται περίεργο και άβολο; Εάν ρίξετε μία ματιά σε αυτόν τον λογαριασμό του Instagram, που ονομάζεται «Nude Yoga Girls» θα συνειδητοποιήσετε ότι η γυμνή γιόγκα είναι ένα από τα πιο όμορφα και καθόλου χυδαία πράγματα.
"Don't worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?" ❤ All the things in my life that I've been the most afraid of, have been the best ones in the end. For example moving abroad, travelling alone, changing job, applying and changing university, starting this account.. ❤ Something new is always a bit scary - at first. You can't really be sure where the change is going to take you. It can be a gamble, a jump into the unknow. When you step out of your comfort zone, it's more likely that you get something good in return than loose... ❤ ...You can be satisfied with yourself because you didn't just think but you did it. Your self-confidence grows because you see how much you actually are capable of doing. You learn new things and after trying many different things you can know better what really suits you the best. ❤ It requires courage, yes. But it's funny how we can overthink how difficult something new can be.. When you are outside of your "safe place", you will survive. You can do it. Better than you think. ❤ I remeber when I thought that I never ever could be a vegan. I thought it's too difficult, hard, one-sided, boring and tasteless. But in reality for me it was just something unfamiliar, strange and new. Back then I didn't know that a mostly plant based diet could suit me better. ❤
I always try to keep in my mind that I must do things that I THINK I can't do. This is because we usually underestimate ourselves and our ability. We have the potential to do a lot of different things and that's why I want to learn as much as I can in my life. I want to understand and experience. ❤ Of course sometimes you can feel like your capacity reached the limit. It's a good thing to know when to give yourself a bit of space and just be without seeking to do something. ❤ But I want to remind you this: we can do so much more than what we think. Already now. We are able to perform incredible performances. We can affect things that feel impossible. We can survive when we feel like there is no way out.❤
Το μοντέλο/ φωτογράφος που φαίνεται να κάνει αυτές τις απαιτητικές ασκήσεις γιόγκα έχει καταφέρει να προσελκύσει πάνω από 250.000 followers με τα ασπρόμαυρα πορτραίτα της.
Αν και οι λέξεις «μοντέλο» και «γυμνό» δεν μοιάζουν να είναι η τέλεια συνταγή για μαθήματα γιόγκα, οι φωτογραφίες της 25χρονης δείχνουν το ανθρώπινο σώμα με ένα εντελώς διαφορετικό τρόπο και αποτελούν έναν οδηγό για όποιον θέλει να ακολουθήσει την γιόγκα.
«Θέλω να δείξω ότι η γύμνια δεν χρειάζεται να είναι κάτι σεξουαλικό», είπε το μοντέλο που βρίσκεται πίσω από τον συγκεκριμένο λογαριασμό και επιθυμεί να παραμείνει ανώνυμη, στην Huffington Post.
This is one of my favorite poses. Usually we like different things. Someone likes a particular yoga pose or type of sport and someone else likes another one. We are different and that's important to remember when you start comparing yourself with others. ❤ Our anatomy, background and experiences for example affect what we are good at and what we like. There is no sense in pushing yourself to do a certain type of sport or yoga pose just because your friends like to do it. It's always good to try but the most important thing is to find something that YOU like. ❤ I'm sure that you can find it. And when you do find a type of sport that you like or even love, you will also become better at it. You will want to practice because it's very enjoyable. Not just because of the results... ❤ Don't give up on sports or yoga if you don't like them immediately. If you tried asthanga, maybe try Yin next. Or maybe a different teacher. If you don't like running try swimming. If you hate gym, try dancing... Etc. It's so wonderful to find a hobby that is "your thing". You have to search for it to find it. ❤ Have the courage to change your opinion. I had a time when I always said that I don't like running at all. We easily categorize ourselves to a certain type of person. "I don't like classes" "I want to train alone" "I hate competition" "I get bored during a calm class" "I'm a bad dancer".. ❤ But luckily I was ready to try running again and started to like it more and more, untill I wanted to run at least once a week a 1-1,5 hour route. So I don't say that running is not for me anymore... I mean to say that don't be afraid to try again something that you tried five years ago. Maybe the time is right now. ❤ When you are looking for a sport that you like, don't give up. When you find it (and you will) it makes you happy. Have you found yours?☺
«Το ανθρώπινο σώμα είναι όμορφο και οι πόζες και οι μορφές φαίνονται καλύτερα χωρίς καθόλου ρούχα. Ήθελα να αφαιρέσω οτιδήποτε είναι αχρείαστο από τις φωτογραφίες του λογαριασμού. Το γυμνό στα μέσα κοινωνικής δικτύωσης θεωρείται ταμπού και από την άλλη η γύμνια και η ωμότητα των φωτογραφιών μου αντικατοπτρίζουν αυτό που θέλω να πω στους ανθρώπους μέσα από τον λογαριασμό μου.»
Once I had to answer a question: How would I like people to see me? There was only one answer: Kind. I want that everybody is able to feel comfortable and at ease with me. Kindness is the most important thing for me towards others. ❤ How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about yourself too. To be honest, I don't like people very much who make me feel really insecure, uncomfortable or threatened.. ❤ It doesn't cost anything to be kind and for example compliment each other. I like to say it out loud if I think something nice about someone else. Because I know that sometimes a few nice words can bring joy and help a person a lot more than what we think. A little compliment can make somebody's day. So I try to say thank you or compliment often. That makes me feel happy too. It's nice to be nice. ❤ When I was younger it was sometimes more difficult to compliment other girls. Maybe because I felt a bit jelaous sometimes. But I have realized that this is not a competition at all. I want to compliment girls and women so much because we have to support, empower each other and stick together! It doesn't take anything away from me that people around my world are stunning, intelligent and succeed. ❤ Do you agree with this? "Be the type of person that you would like to meet"?!☺❤ #womenempowerment nudeyogagirl.com
Η 25χρονη κάνει γιόγκα, κυρίως, στο σπίτι της, ενώ μερικές φορές παρακολουθεί διαδικτυακά μαθήματα.
Το άρθρο αυτό δημοσιεύτηκε αρχικά στην αμερικάνικη έκδοση της HuffPost.