How dare I post an image of me wrapped in a towel? That is so un-yogic!

Here I was in 1998.

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1999.

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2001.

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2004.

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2005.

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2006.

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2009.

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2011.

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2012.

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2013.

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And the towel picture from earlier this week.

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Eleven pictures total.

In 6 of these pictures, I was a Bulimic. In 4 of these pictures, I was a yoga girl. In 5 of these pictures, I was a fatso. In all but 1 of these pictures, I knew NOT what my body needed to be healthy. I know now. It needs yoga on my terms. It needs eating on my terms. It needs selfies because I like to monitor my progress. And I like to announce it!

There is nothing wrong with a selfie, even if you’re a yogi!

The offended party wrote that I’m “profoundly missing the point of yoga,” and that she hopes I “can come to peace with [myself]“. She followed to counsel me on the definition of peace “meaning [I] don’t need to post staged photos of [myself] awkwardly wearing a towel or drinking alone on the internet.”

But I don’t drink alone. I drink with my dog. ;)

This is why I have a yoga blog. Because yoga is TOTALLY personal. And the stigma attached to practicing on one’s own terms is pretty difficult to swallow without a support system. I know. Been there, done that! And I want to be that system for persons afraid of practicing on their own terms. In my world, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with posting selfies in a towel. Yoga is how I control my weight (amongst many other things!), and the next decade of photos? I’ll look about the same as I do now. Because yoga is my control system. And I love it.

What do you think about Yoga Selfies?