Stepping toward Authenticity: Sharing ourselves wholly & completely.

Via Kino MacGregor
on Oct 23, 2015
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Look closely. Can you see two faces in the wall behind us?

Can you see at least two sides to every situation? Do you have a game face or do you wear your heart on your sleeve?

If we hold our emotions inside they often come out in little ticks, involuntary facial expressions and gestures. The body doesn’t lie.

If we open your heart for the world to see, there’s nothing left to hide and the truth really does set us free.

One of the things that I love about Kerri is her raw, open, emotional truthfulness. You always know exactly where you stand with her and exactly what she’s feeling. Kerri is fierce and unafraid to tell it like it is. No game face, no hidden agenda, just the pure simple truth, for better or worse.

Sharing ourselves and our truth is a bold step toward being authentic. Have no fear. Your light will shine.

Today’s #YogiAssignment is to drop your game face. What are you afraid of? Do you think there is something inside of you that is so dark and twisted that you’ll be rejected? Do you think you’ve done something so wrong that you won’t be forgiven?

There are no perfect people in the world. Sharing ourselves wholly and completely, the good and the bad, gives us the confidence and the courage to believe that we—with all our flaws and imperfections, exactly as we are—are worthy of love.

Even if there’s only one person that you can be totally yourself around, that’s all it takes. It’s the starting point of authenticity.

It is through sharing ourselves that we see who we really are.


More thoughts from Kino: 

“How will I Know I Am Ready?”


Author: Kino MacGregor

Editor: Katarina TavÄŤar

Photo: inlovewithbeachyogagirl/Instagram


About Kino MacGregor

Kino MacGregor is one of a select group of people to receive the Certification to teach Ashtanga Yoga by its founder Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in Mysore, India. The youngest woman to hold this title, she has completed the challenging Third Series and is now learning the Fourth Series. After seven years of consistent trips to Mysore, at the age of 29, she received from Guruji the Certification to teach Ashtanga yoga and has since worked to pass on the inspiration to practice to countless others. In 2006, she and her husband Tim Feldmann founded Miami Life Center, where they now teach daily classes, workshops and intensives together in addition to maintaining an international traveling and teaching schedule. She has produced three Ashtanga yoga DVDs (Kino MacGregor – A Journey, A Workshop; Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series; Ashtanga Yoga Intermediate Series), an Ashtanga yoga practice card and a podcast on yoga. Her next book, The Power of Ashtanga Yoga, is set to come out in the spring of 2013 from Shambhala Publications. As a life coach and Ph.D. student in holistic health with a Master’s Degree from New York University, Kino integrates her commitment to consciousness and empowerment with her yoga teaching. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, Yoga Mind Body Spirit, Yoga Joyful Living, Travel & Leisure Magazine, Ocean Drive Magazine, Boca Raton Magazine, Florida Travel & Life Magazine, Six Degrees Magazine as well as appearing on Miami Beach’s Plum TV and the CBS Today Show. Find her on her page, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Get her Yoga Life app on iTunes.


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