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. She doesn't know how to behave with all the apples and ibexes. She doesn't suffer from her eight million freckles, she loves them! Like a rolling stone, Kate gathers no moss. Kate loves kale, being barefoot, Dr. Seuss, singing too loudly, gallivanting, palindromes, blackberries and has far too many books for her own good. When she's not writing, you can find her practicing yoga, running in the woods, playing with her kids, devouring a book, planting dandelions, changing the world and doing her dishes. Kate does not play the accordion. She is a massage therapist, writer and a compassionate friend to all. This year Kate aspires to finally give up on learning to knit and will instead spend that time putting a little bit more of her heart on the page. Connect with Kate on Facebook and Twitter


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

  1. 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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