Out of my Head. Into my Toes.

Via on Jan 11, 2013

dandasana kate

“It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar

I have (nearly) nothing to say about my practice today. Just a moment of it, captured:


Looking at my toes.

My toes that were broken and battered by ballet.

My toes that I fidget with and flex and play when I’m nervous.

My toes that are, right now, incredibly cold.

My toes that I prefer to be shoeless (even in January).

My toes, painted in my favorite color, which—happy accident—matches my mat.

I wanted today to be a day to harness my creativity and put it to work, but it didn’t want to play because I’ve been working too much and haven’t given it much to eat.

A wise man told me earlier that a good writer with nothing to use the gift on is just as much a problem as a having a great idea with no words to convey it. So, I’ll take the rest of my day and feed my muse and play until I’m filled and feel it—all the way down to my toes.


What was your practice like today? Are you doing #yogaeverydamnday this month? Check back for my updates and follow along on Twitter @kate_bartolotta and Pinterest.


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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. Her love of words is boundless, but she knows that many of life’s best moments are completely untranslatable. When she is not writing, you may find her practicing yoga, devouring a book, playing with her children, planting dandelions, or dancing barefoot with her heart on her sleeve. She is madly in love with life and does not know how this story ends; she’s making it up as she goes. Kate is the owner and editor-in-chief of Be You Media Group. She also writes for The Huffington Post, elephant journal, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, Yoganonymous, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. She facilitates writing workshops and retreats throughout North America. Heart Medicine, Kate's book on writing, is now available on Amazon.com You can follow Kate on Facebook and Twitter


3 Responses to “Out of my Head. Into my Toes.”

  1. Rob Pollak Rob Pollak says:

    it's funny that you wrote about toes today because i think i broke mine.

  2. edieyoga says:

    Like this…simple and too true.

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