After struggling with self-esteem issues, Abbe Dembowitz came up with an idea to turn negative thoughts into positive affirmations through simple, inspiring photographs. The Turn It Around Project …
My yoga practice is essential to my life.
It helps me to center my restless thoughts and connect my mind, body, and spirit.
Yoga is a channel to my spiritual energy.
I start each day with an intention in mind. Through prayer and meditation, I spend a few minutes connecting to my spirit and focusing on my intention. Through yoga, I begin to practice my intention by Receiving Positive energy and Releasing negativity.
As I inhale and lift the chest towards the sky, I am opening my heart towards my source to receive Spiritual energy. As I exhale and drop my head towards the Earth, I am letting go, releasing my physical limitations. This concept of lifting and lowering the chest are the basis for most of the yoga movements in my practice.
The breath is what connects the movement and intention. With each opening breath, I am receiving Love, Joy, Peace and Grace. With each exhale, I am releasing Fear, Anxiety, Tension, and any other form of negative energy that I need to let go of.
Since beginning this daily practice, I have had so much more peace, energy, and focus throughout my entire day. This helps me with communicating with people at work, focusing and being present in dance class, and even being more mindful in the quiet, in between moments.
My Yoga Practice helps me with every single aspect of performing. As I am singing, dancing, and acting, I am mindful of my intention, breath, and focus. As a daily practice, I am reaching a higher level each day. Things that used to be difficult to perform, I can now do with ease because I’m able to shift my mindset and let go of the fearful, anxious thoughts that tell me I cannot do it.
I’m not a mother
and I’m No one’s lover…I like it that way
cuz I’m a Rebel and I Keep to myself.
What you call Single,
I call independence and it’s all I know.
I Let Go of …
Trying to change, trying to fix, trying to be perfect, trying to hold on to brokenness, trying to do it all, trying to please, trying to be everything to everyone, trying to control things beyond my control.
I Let Go of..
My fears-fear of the unknown, fear of perception, fear of rejection, fear of lack, fear of success, fear of failure, fear of abandonment, fear of judgment, fear of disapproval, fear of vulnerability.
I Let Go of…
My expectations, insecurities, self-doubt, self condemnation, self sabotage, bitterness, jealousy, drama, over-thinking, worrying, expecting too much.
I let Go of shame, guilt, and pain.
I let Go because I am drained and stressed out of my mind, and that is NOT WHO I AM MEANT TO BE.
I was called TO BE FREE.
Let go and Start Living.
We are ALL HUMAN first and foremost.
We all just want to be happy, free, successful people.
Try not to judge people by their appearance, their past, beliefs, or their lifestyle.
All Humans deserve to be treated with Love and Respect!
Let go of the expectation to be perfect, to be better, or to be anything other than who You are right now.
It’s ok to not have it all together. You are a constant work in progress.
You are perfectly imperfect.
But that doesn’t mean you are unstable or dysfunctional, and it doesn’t mean you are unworthy.
You are worthy now! You don’t need to change. You don’t need to be more.
YOU ARE ENOUGH!
Start embracing who you are right now. Love yourself, Forgive yourself, Accept yourself and Be proud of Who You are!