Fitness & Vanities

Four Things You Should Never Be Sorry About

This is why I’m sometimes scared for my daughter. I can only hope I can give her enough confidence and self-esteem to know that she is already perfect the way she is. Please read and comment on the original here.

The Clumsy Koi Carp

‘Ello my loves,

I hope you are all well and finding reasons to smile!

You may or may not have seen the video that has gone viral recently, made by and uploaded to the youtube channel My Pale Skin. Beauty and lifestyle vlogger and blogger Em has been uploading tutorials, showing her bare face for a while now, but this video throws light upon the hateful and hurtful comments made towards her and her natural beauty. If not, here it is, please give it a watch as it really brings the affect of words home:

It made my heart ache for her to see some of the responses she has received to sharing pictures of her bare face: acne and all, on social media. Acne and spots are something everyone gets. So many people deal with such a vast array of skin problems and I expect that very few…

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Wheel Pose

I have recently become obsessed with this yoga pose.  When I first saw it performed on its own and without haste, it looked so graceful and felt like such a luxurious whole-body stretch, the kind that frees the body from all types of tightness.

I wanted to be able to do it.

I have been adding it diligently to the tail-end of my daily exercise routine and am now able to make it on my hands (previously, only from the crown of my head) although still clumsy and shaky and my wrists still complain.  But I’m getting there! 🙂

Here is my favorite instructional video of it:

And this too:

Meanwhile, this has beautifully gotten me into yoga and I’ve found the following instructional videos of foundation poses to be very very helpful.

This is so going into my January List of Awesome 🙂