Out of my Head. Into my Toes.

Via Kate Bartolotta
on Jan 11, 2013
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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.


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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is a wellness cheerleader, yogini storyteller, and self-care maven. She also writes for Huffington Post, Yoga International, Mantra Yoga+ Health, a beauty full mind, The Good Men Project, The Green Divas, The Body Project, Project Eve, Thought Catalog and Soulseeds. Kate's books are now available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com. She is passionate about helping people fall in love with their lives. You can connect with Kate on Facebook and Instagram.


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.