I’ve never felt more self-love than I do when I’m on my yoga mat. But this hasn’t always been the case. In the 12+ years that I’ve been practicing yoga, there have been many times when I felt a lot of judgment and self-doubt. This was mostly due to comparing myself to others. But when I focused my attention inward, practicing conscious breath and movement, I was able to transform my insecurity into confidence. My yoga practice helped me connect to my best self. Today, I teach a style of body positive yoga that empowers others to use yoga as a tool for courage and confidence both on and off the mat.
As a new mother of twins, I recently realized that I was forgetting to take care of myself while caring for my son and daughter. That’s why I got myself the self love pinky ring. It reminds me of my commitment to myself, first and foremost. It’s so important for me to focus inward and take care of myself in order to take care of others, including my children, husband, students, family and community.
--Brigitte Kouba, www.gigiyogini.com