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I Bend So I Don’t Break.....

By Natalie Shoemaker

TUE JAN 12, 2021


I come to my yoga mat for many different reasons - and sometimes just deciding to make time to unroll it can be an inner battle. Some days,  I literally have to drag myself to my personal practise,  but every time that  I make the choice to step on my mat, I,  without a doubt find something I need.  

During stormy times in my life, my yoga mat has served as a refuge, and I practise poses that feel grounding and safe to me. My little 68”x24” sanctuary sometimes invites a sense of surrender, a place of vulnerability - some days that meant crawling on my mat and just sobbing in child’s pose; other days that meant practising vigorously to feel strong and empowered with a Warrior series; other days a few long held nourishing Restorative poses to open my heart was called for. But whatever happens on my mat, it is always a place of rejuvenation, a place of renewal, a place of connection and inner awareness .....a coming home to myself. And the common thread, no matter what is happening in my external world, is that I am always grateful for having made the choice to come to my mat. 

I believe that this beautiful gift of the transformative nature of yoga is meant to be shared with others, during calm times and during rocky times, and all of the times in between. This is my inspiration at Kaleidoscope Yoga and I can hardly wait to see you in studio when we are able ! 

(Follow us on Instagram @kaleidoscopeyogastudio)

I come to my yoga mat for many different reasons - and sometimes just deciding to make time to unroll it can be an inner battle. Some days, I literally have to drag myself to my personal practise, but every time that I make the choice to step on my mat, I, without a doubt find something I need.

During stormy times in my life, my yoga mat has served as a refuge, and I practise poses that feel grounding and safe to me. My little 68”x24” sanctuary sometimes invites a sense of surrender, a place of vulnerability - some days that meant crawling on my mat and just sobbing in child’s pose; other days that meant practising vigorously to feel strong and empowered with a Warrior series; other days a few long held nourishing Restorative poses to open my heart was called for. But whatever happens on my mat, it is always a place of rejuvenation, a place of renewal, a place of connection and inner awareness .....a coming home to myself. And the common thread, no matter what is happening in my external world, is that I am always grateful for having made the choice to come to my mat.

I believe that this beautiful gift of the transformative nature of yoga is meant to be shared with others, during calm times and during rocky times, and all of the times in between. This is my inspiration at Kaleidoscope Yoga and I can hardly wait to see you in studio when we are able !

(Follow us on Instagram @kaleidoscopeyogastudio)