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As I continue to consider how I can make this page a more authentic place, something that dawned on

As I continue to consider how I can make this page a more authentic place, something that dawned on

As I continue to consider how I can make this page a more authentic place, something that dawned on me is that I want to mix in more realistic yoga photos. 🧘🏼‍♀️
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At some point, I’m not sure exactly when, my focus for the yoga content I was creating and sharing stopped being yoga, and instead became strictly the background, the outfit, the pose, my hair, my body, my face, and how many likes…formulaically in that order. 😳
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It stopped being a result of how I felt in real moments like it used to be, and started being about how I wanted to look like I felt in unrealistic moments that I had curated. Cue the fake serenity face. 🙄
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I still have those real yoga moments, I just haven’t been sharing them, because I’ve been putting so much pressure on myself to make every photo fantastic and telling myself you won’t like me if I’m just me without an epic background, perfect lighting, and a ton of editing. 😬
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Of course I don’t realistically practice yoga in cactus gardens or on stairways, but I do find the photos I created in these locations to be beautiful and visually interesting. I don’t regret creating or sharing them, if anything I just wish I hadn’t edited myself so heavily in them. 🤷🏼‍♀️
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What I’m saying is I want to balance those shares of an idealized world, with a lot more shares of the real one, like this. So here’s a photo of me practicing yoga, on a yoga mat, in a yoga studio, rather than on a mountain top, in front of a waterfall, or at the edge of a cliff. 😉
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📸: @shanarehwald
Extra comfy in my @aloyoga

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