I bow to you.
I do…..all you creatives out there, doing your thing. Making it happen. The creative endeavor is a challenge and to make it one’s profession is such a beautiful soup of confusion, peace, excitement, torment, insecurity, pride, love, jealousy, hard work…..how many more adjective can I come up with? I mean, the list goes on and on. I think of us all, thriving and floundering, and how we can work together rather than against one another. I feel like we are a team, like we all have a divine spark, Should we choose to honor this spark in on another we could be unstoppable.
Art is important. History has taught us this.
So are relationships and togetherness. Community.
Every time I attend a yoga class and especially when we all come together in one gorgeous Om, I feel that one beating heart between us. Om, the whole universe coalesed into a single sound and representation of the union of mind, body, and spirit that is at the heart of yoga……no biggie. Just, whatever, the whole universe there in our chests. That, to me, is the magic of yoga. I love getting my body stretchy and centered, I love getting strong and sweating, I love challenging myself in pose, but the reason I fell in love with yoga was because I felt that sense of oneness. Like I belonged to a greater something, with all of you. That we all can appreciate, support and see one another while shining our very brightest as individuals. The gravity of this concept has quietly brought me to tears on my mat many times. Over time I’ve learned to take this sensibility outside the yoga studio and into my life and damn it feels good.
So in honor of the great many things yoga has taught me and will continue to teach me I leave you with photos from a recent editorial for Cosmo Muse…..launching soon! I love working with this team. Hopefully we have more to create together in the future.
Styling: Lauren Brady, Saucy & Kitsch
Art Direction: Allie Kesler-Couch, Cosmo Muse
Model & Yogi: Brooke Musat
Hair & Makeup: Janae Mechling
Photography: Britt Chudleigh