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This week I was so blessed to be featured on TLC Thursdays by The Ladies Coach! Christal Fuentas is a fellow Tony Robbins graduate, beautiful friend and Relationship Coach based in Las Vegas, and she asked me to share some of my juice of self love!

Loving yourself isn't just about writing down affirmations on your mirror, meditating once a day or being your own best friend. There is so much more to 'self love' than this. First of all, let me clear something up. Self love and putting yourself #1 is not selfish. I repeat NOT selfish. In fact it's better for everyone in your life if you love yourself, since:   "You simply can't fill up someone else's cup if yours is empty."   I have also realised that self love stems from a total and utter self acceptance. Accepting ALL the pieces of you that you love...and don't necessarily love (yep, that's your muffin top, your jealous bitch side, your upper lip hairs, your wonky vagina etc.). Because when we surrender to our wholeness of light and dark, that's when we radiate love and fullness. We are whole. And besides, how much sexier is a woman who owns ALL of who she is? I love to offer my clients slightly unique, more 'open-minded' ways to connect with the love for ourself. Take what resonates and leave the rest. These are FOUNDATIONAL practices and a great place to start...

The other day I was walking down the stairs at home in my short (very short) yoga pants. My partner’s Reiki client was sitting in our lounge room and she looked up at me as I was coming downstairs and says [with much enthusiasm] “Wow, what powerful, strong legs you have!”

The old Rosie would have taken offence to this comment, thinking she meant I was fat. Ego-driven, self-sabotagey Rosie would have been embarrassed, insulted and ashamed of her ‘shapely’ legs.

However, what flew out my mouth surprised me!

I said “THANKS!!” with a big smile on my face.

And it was genuine.

I was chuffed that she admired my curvaceous thighs. And even more chuffed that I f*cking loved them too!

The way we are showing up sexually is a good indicator of what is going on deep within us.

"As in the bedroom, so in life".

They are not separate; in fact, they are VERY linked.

This is pertinent in my life at present as in the past week that I have not been prioritising my pleasure. In fact I have been putting off delicious love making sessions with my partner - saying something along the lines of: 'Oh maybe later, I just have a few things to do at the moment,' or 'After my cup of tea,' or 'Hmm, I have a head ache,' or 'I want to have a shower and wash my hair first,’ or ‘I’m just too tired right now’. 

The list goes on!! 

Recently I was sitting in a sister circle with about 25 women and we were sharing our experiences with sexuality.

A broad topic of conversation, yes, but deeply healing when discussed openly in a safe space with other conscious women. 

As we all opened up, became vulnerable and shared our experiences I realised one thing: the women all had a similar story around sexuality and their relationship with sex. 

And most stories were along the lines of one of these…

If you’ve found yourself in an toxic or abusive relationship, which is not serving either of your highest good, it’s time to cut chords - physically and emotionally. If you didn't get a chance to read my previous article on determining whether you’re in an emotionally abusive relationship, you can read it here. I am all for working it out after a fight, argument or disagreement and not running away as soon as things get a little tough, however there is a difference between normal relationship niggles and settling because you don’t believe you're worth more (or because you believe he/she will change).

When we disconnect from our Yoni, or let's say our "Sacral Chakra", we disconnect from our life force. When we are in touch with our flow of sexual energy and creative energy (it's the same thing), we feel alive, vibrant and radiant. Even before I knew anything about Kundalini energy, I knew when someone was or wasn't in touch with their sexual energy. School teachers were the most obvious example! Often my teachers in school were elder, overweight, grumpy, divorced women who had a strong belief in Christ (and therefore likely a lot of shame around sexuality). I would often pray for them to get a good ol' fashioned 'shagging' as I felt this is what they needed. And I bet you it is what they needed, and still do!

They say you teach what you need to learn most. By teaching Nude Yoga I learnt how to accept myself more, love myself better, be vulnerable more often and step out of my comfort zone to grow. And I am constantly honoured and humbled to be teaching this practice for other women to do the same. Simple. Nothing more, nothing less. Nude Yoga is purely a physical act of self love; being naked is completely natural, and practicing yoga brings you to an inner homeland of peace, calm, clarity and enlightenment. So in my mind, why not combine the two in a safe, candle-lit, toasty-warm setting with other women who want to do the same - shed the layers and love themselves fully? It takes Self Love to another level. I have overcome body image issues that haunted me for years (boobs are not big enough, thighs not skinny enough, not tall enough etc.) from my own Nude Yoga practice. And all this self acceptance magic happens on the mat when you witness that all women are exactly the same - damn beautiful - and imperfectly perfect! You build an affinity with the women in the room, a deep appreciation for the divine feminine and for her beautiful curvaceous naked form. You build trust, confidence and reverence. It's magic! So as you know, I'm coming on an AUSTRALIAN NUDE YOGA TOUR so if you're not booked in for a Nude Yoga class yet, jump on board while you can as I will only be touring once a year! All tickets can be purchased using this link here. Just choose your city, trust, commit and be the change. For some it's no biggie, for others it's life-changing. Not for you? That's OK too! I invite you to look at the reason why it's not? Perhaps you need to do something you wouldn't usually do. Hey, you might inspire other women to do the same... And besides, what better way to celebrate my birthday today with my birthday-suit yoga photoshoot!? So today I invite you to enjoy your birthday suit, just the way it is! If you feel called, post a celebratory (tasteful...i.e. one that does NOT get you banned) nude yoga photo on Instagram and tag me @rosie.rees with the hashtags: #freethenipple #nudeyogawithrosie #thenuderevolution All photographs are Copyright Rosie Rees ©. Credits to my photographer Zim at The Gypsy's Workshop.

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