Okay, so a little honesty here: camel pose, or #ustrasana is not my favourite backbend. In fact, it’s probably my least favourite. So why am I posting this? Because I believe I have to get better at it. I know yoga isn’t about “mastering” poses; rather, it’s a journey. And for some reason this pose has always been a great big rock I’m always tripping over on my journey. I think I need to find out why.
That being said, did you see the amazing version our host @suchitra_rx showed for us!?! Wow! Loving this #aquafavs challenge! 💙💦 Incredibly grateful to Hosts
And generous sponsors
Fav pose Line up-
Day 1 balance pose 🕉
Day 2 seated pose 🕉
Day 3 standing pose 🕉
Day 4 backbend pose 🕉
Day 5 inversion pose
Day 6 arm balance
Day 7 free choice
I've spent the morning reflecting on my life- the journey I've been on that has led me to this version of myself that I know today.
My journey hasn’t taken me on the traditional path and definitely hasn't always been easy. I've made a lot of difficult decisions, battled a lot of fears and at the end of the day, I trust myself. I trust myself to make the right decision for me and my son. I trust myself to do whatever it takes to ensure my life is one that I can be proud of.
In this moment I feel gratitude for the lessons life has provided me. And mostly, I feel excited to see what will unfold in this next chapter of my life.
Where my silver hair roots are from.
Its a multi generational thing.
Grandpa and Grandma Olsen were Grandparents to everyone.
I always loved their hair and the fact they matched each other.
Another set of soul mates who were inseperable.
Grandpa passed away a few short weeks after Grandma.
Why make an Instagram account to show my transitioning to natural/silver hair? Who cares? It is just hair, stop being so selfish, there are more important things to focus on in the world...and so on and so on. Even that all these comments are true, I still find it important and meaningful to expose the process and shed some light on the topic and maybe help change the view that the society and the majority of us (me included, before I decided to stop coloring my hair) have on natural grey/silver hair. The assumption grey = old, is not true! It is just something we have learned to believe. Western people start to go grey in their thirties. Some girls even start in their teens, a lot is decided by our genes. I didn't know anything about this before I started to read everything I could get my hands on, after deciding to ditch the dye. I needed facts/information and support to be able to go through this process I have started. I have found support on social media and from different sites exposing beautiful women of all ages with natural silver hair. Find true strength inside yourself and show who you really are, then maybe you will inspire someone else too, along the way 😍
Five days later, my hair is finally done.
The top middle picture is the color I was left with after removing the red (it can't restore natural color due to the previous lifting from the 20v developer). The bottom middle is after toning the reddish orange down and the last is what it looks like *today*, post permanent color on back of head and demi-permanent around my face for the highlights. The first shampoo always takes a bit of the color that's left from the dyeing process.
Now I can just let those greys grow in and will only have to keep the length looking vibrant. .
South Texas weather. It’s like this—-Sunday evening we have this photo taken at an event for our daughter... it’s muggy out- as you can see my hair has its own ZIP code it’s so big. (Thx Humidity 🙄) Fast forward to now... Monday. 47 degrees and rainy. Windy 🌬 and yuck. No photo of me today cuz hair in pony and I’m sulking cuz our puppy hates the rain and pooped inside and guess who stepped in it barefoot? Yep. Yours truly. 😭😭🐕🐕🙈😫😩 While holding a cup of tea. Nowhere to sit my cup down- one foot off the ground I had to hop to the laundry room sink. He thought it was a game and jumped on me spilling my hot tea all over the rug! Aye aye aye! Thank you cold front! Big hair and dog poop. 😂😂😂☔️☔️☔️🐕💨 On a happy note- I did put the fire on. Making chili for dinner with some killer cheese biscuits. So yeesss- happy ending to a super soggy start to the week. ♥️☕️❄️😘 Happy Monday #silversisters
Hi silver sisters!!!
The last time I dyed my hair was June 29th and it is the best decision I took. This is not just something physical, this is internal, this is feeling powerful, this is feeling unique, knowing there is only one like me and this decision has given me a lot of strength.
I have been dying my hair since I was 20 and in December I will be 50. It is going to be the most authentic birthday I will ever have until now.
Seeing all of you every day, seeing all the different silver hair you have, makes this journey a very pleasant one and it has given me ideas in how to go on day by day.
As you can see in the first picture, my hair was colored in a dark red tone and I bleached it myself. The other pictures I took them just right now where you can see I have this white string of hair like my grandmother used to have.
I have a lot of curly hair and for now I am just letting it grow.
I am the first in my whole family that is doing this because almost all the women in my family see the silver hair as something ugly and when I decided to leave the dying I realised that I had been growing up with the idea that silver hair should be covered because if I didn't there was always some one telling when I was going to dye my hair.
In many ways I have always been a rebel in my life, this is just another way and for me the most beautiful rebellion.
Thanks a lot for all the sharing you do and I wish you all a beautiful and rebellious silver journey!!!
With love, Lidia!!!🤗🙃❤️💖
Front and back...almost 3 months and the dryness is decreasing. I’m wondering if going gray and the CGM in a simultaneous run is a good idea..? We shall see. It is so incredibly helpful to follow others going through these processes. Would love curly product go-tos for C2 hair.
Clipping for volume...even go to school (I teach 6th grade) and keep ‘em in ‘til the last minute when kids arrive. 🙃 I see the silvers on the very top...it’s been almost 2 months of no dye....actually pretty curious about my gray pattern. Ask me again when the line is prominent 🙄.
Do you clip for volume?
8 mesi di transizione...e la strada è ancora lunga 😩.....vorrei una parrucca come quella di Ilary Blasi......resisto solo perché tra un po' indosserò il berretto di lana. Mi permetto di dare un consiglio a tutte le ragazze: "non fate troppe stupidaggini con i vostri capelli che poi vi ritrovate a 50 anni con i capelli di un' ottantenne, prendetevi cura della vostra chioma". La mia gioventù è stata negli anni 80 e per quel che riguarda i capelli non mi sono fatta mancare nulla, ho sperimentato di tutto, mia mamma parrucchiera (che cambiava colore e pettinatura ogni due giorni) mi ha fatto fare la permanente a 13 anni 😩😩😩. Smettendo di tingermi speravo i miei capelli si riprendessero, invece sono sempre più sottili, senza volume, ecc....., sto cambiando il mio modo di nutrirmi anche per questo motivo. Spero in un miracolo.....#greyhair#transitioninghair#grombre#embracethegrey#greyhairdontcare#50yrs#aginggracefully#whitehair#healthylifestyle
Still extremely proud of my decision to grow out my greys. I would be so much happier if I could convince just one other woman out there to just be natural and embrace the grey #greyforthewin#secretlovermia#embracethegrey