Most of us want to be good people. We want to make a difference. We want to contribute. But we often get stuck in our insecurities, our weaknesses, and our self-doubts. Believe me, been there, done that (and still do that)! So, how do we move past all that when it's so hard to become the person we know we could be?
Our society doesn't offer many models on how to age well. I think that's changing, which is very good for everyone because whether we like it or not, we're all aging. But if you look around today, we don't have many examples of how to move into our 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond gracefully. And let's not even discuss the "D" word (death). That's a whole other blog post. Which begs the question: should we be taught how to age well?
This is a photo of me doing plow pose (Halasana). It's not an easy pose to do because you need to be fairly flexible in the upper shoulders and neck as well as in the hamstrings. It's also not one of the more challenging poses one can do but if you asked the average 53 year-old American to do this pose, it would likely be pretty hard for that person to do. It's taken me a very long time to even begin to love my 53 year-body, and I'll share with you what I've done to foster a positive body image, and how you can do it too.