An interview with Mallory Bales...
“A Joyful celebration of this body and life”. It is a lifestyle that is really accessible to everyone. No one should ever feel alienated because EVERYONE can show up exactly the way they are. Yoga is meant to be playful, to be fun. It is meant to be a place to disconnect and relax.
“Yoga’s purpose is to remove the weight of the world from our shoulders.” If we come to our practice so serious and hard on ourselves that weight will only get heavier.
SARAH’S ADVICE TO THE WORLD…
“Be really proud of the person that you are. Know that you are loved, you are love, and to shine really, really bright. "
PRACTICE FOR AWAKENING MEANS…
For Sarah, asana is about expressing yourself through the body, but yoga isn't just about asana. Asana is very important but there is a deeper aspect to what yoga truly is. Sarah’s yoga practice every morning involves sitting outside on her porch enjoying her decaf coffee, gazing at the beauty in each flower and butterfly that flies by.
“Yoga doesn’t just have to be on the mat. Finding moments of stillness is what yoga is ...to feel that love and gratitude because you showed up and are giving it all that you have got. We are all amazing yogis no matter what pose we can nail!"
JUST DO YOU…
Celebrate the beautiful spirit that you are. It is important to Sarah to hold your own truth and not conform to anyone else’s. When you just are, you become completely absorbed in the real you. Sarah is truly her own unique self and won’t let any stereotype define the way she is going to live her life.
IMPORTANT VALUE...Not playing roles.
For a while Sarah was trying to become the ‘perfect wife’ or the ‘perfect mom' and then came to the realization that she was trying to play all these titles and roles. Once you realize that if you consistently make choices that fill you up than all of these will naturally be fulfilled. You won’t have to try to become anything when you make choices that are the best for your well-being. You are already there. "By doing what’s best for you, you are being your own version of perfect."
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