Also, I took part of this project a few years ago to create a manifesto and I loved the idea of it!! So I thought I would share it:
I believe that hugs can say more than words.I believe that you should not just hug others, but hug yourself… love yourself, your body, and your life…. I believe that my practicing yoga is my way of screaming from the mountaintops “I love you” to myself. I believe that teaching yoga helps me show others how to tell themselves I love you..
Liz Vartanian is a yoga teacher, writer and mama in Austin, TX. Her carefully crafted classes include a loving blend of restorative and yin yoga, myofascial release, along with space to come “home” to your body. The soft surrender of restorative offer yogis a chance to leave class feeling energized and supported. Liz’s classes feel like a community and students are often surprised with home cooked goodies after long relaxing Savasanas. Her training with viniyoga teachers during her 200-hr has offered her a chance to lead yoga practices with authenticity and heart but, from a place of safety and knowledge. Liz’s playful attitude keeps her class fun, challenging, and always full of laughter! Liz is a writer whose work was recently featured in OM Yoga Magazine. The delicate balance she strikes as a yoga teacher and mom was highlighted in Origin Magazine. She is the co-author of “The Living Mala”
and an avid Instagram video maker. When not teaching yoga, Liz can be found with her family where there is coffee, good friends, toy trucks and a body of water!
I believe that there is magic in this life and we are surrounded by it every day, we just need to open our eyes and our hearts. If I can help others find a little bit of that magic while playing on the mat, that is a hug to me. If I can help wipe some of the dust from the eyes while playing on the mat, it’s a squeezing hug to me.
I believe that we can all hang on to a little bit of the child inside us, that we can see the world with child like wonder, laugh uncontrollably, hug as if it’s the last one, and play as if our body has never felt pain.
I believe in magic of a hug.