One thing you might not know about me: I adore Instagram (you can find me at @ohmmyyoga). I created my yoga/food/travel IG a few months ago and had a blast finding inspirational yogis, chefs and world nomads to follow. I love the community that surrounds the IG social sphere, opposed to the "look and me, look at me" that Facebook has evolved into
I must admit, some of the yogis on IG are quite bold, and I respect that. I admire their bravery and confidence. I especially adore their skill. Some yoginis are SO talented, I can only aspire to be that advanced one day. Take @Laurasykora for example. She boasts over 1.1 million followers on IG
She makes videos of herself and posts daily on her account, and... well, that just isn't me.
I'm a bit camera shy I guess. I think it's kinda funny to do a pose pretending to be meditating while my husband snaps a photo. It's so STAGED (quite literally) and I guess that really bothers me. It like showing off, and I have a HUGE aversion to show offs. On the flip side, I do want to inspire people and create a spark of intrigue for those who don't practice yoga and come across a pic I posted and think, That looks cool. I wanna try that!
The reverse prayer pose at the top of the page is hands down my favorite to photograph. It looks groovy, I don't need to be in it exactly, and it focuses on the serenity of my surroundings. I can't get enough of it, and I'm starting a collection of photos in this reverse namaste all over the world. So far I can check off: Muir Woods in California, The Tablelands in Queensland, Mt Teide and loads of beaches in Tenerife, Spain.
And no, I'm not forgetting to address my camera shyness. I've been recovering from surgery the last few weeks, so I haven't been able to practice for quite some time. During the healing process I've been thinking about how I'm going to suck it up and put myself out there more.
It should always be about the yoga, not the teacher.
As long as that is at the forefront of my mind, I think I can swallow the my insecurities and loosen up a bit.
After all, there is nothing I love more than introducing people the wonders and healing powers of yoga. If the vehicle for that is photo of me on social media, then that's OK with me.
Yo, I'm Erica
I'm Erica: a globe trotting Pinterest addict, sushi enthusiast, craft beer drinker, yogini, wife and mum.... not in that order.