Hi guys! So, I am really trying hard to get back on the blogging front but I am most definitely not pressuring myself into writing stuff. It seems to be coming to me lately so I ain’t gonna complain 😉
Today I wanted to focus on the subject of my Yoga journey on social media. I hope you enjoy the read and that you may find inspiration, or that you feel the same about certain aspects of your social media life. Whichever it is, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
I wrote in a previous post that it had taken me a while and several blogging attempts to truly find my voice and while I feel like this blog is the perfect result of the many previous blogs which I have abandoned over the years, I also believe that my Yoga journey had a lot to do with it.
Like many people, I’ve had a personal Facebook account for as long as I can remember (and officially stopped using as of January 1st 2017) and a Twitter and Instagram feed which I barely ever used. Again, my Yoga journey changed all of that for the better – at least for me 🙂
Although I’ve been practicing Yoga for years, last year I felt a call to practice more and most of all, I felt a call to start sharing my journey with the world. I had been following certain famous Yogini’s from my personal account and had felt so inspired by their journeys that I wanted to share my own and connect with people. So, I took the plunge with my IG account. Later on, I set up my current blog, followed by my Facebook Page.
Starting with IG was in my opinion, the best way to start my journey. There are so many Yogi’s and Yogini’s on this little platform and I thoroughly enjoy sharing my journey, reading about theirs, finding inspiration for new poses, tutorials, all the way down to reading inspiring quotes. I’ve hosted a few challenges now and I just love the idea of using them to bond even more with my community.
After a few months of Instagramming, I realised that I really wanted to get back to my blogging. In the past, I went through a travel blog, a photography blog, a poetry blog and I am probably forgetting about a few more that I must have tried out. My IG identity, NathalieYogini, felt like the perfect way to get back into blogging and use the philosophies around Yogic lifestyle to express everything that I am interested in and which all have the same core goal: sharing my thoughts, food and tools for a more peaceful life.
So far, I have posted 20 articles and I intend to post many more, always with the same promise of helping my audience work towards their own realisation of a peaceful lifestyle. My dream is to develop focused programs and workshops to help each person out there find an answer to the specific problems that stop them from reaching the highest version of themselves.
This leads me to the reason why I have added Facebook to my list of Social Media platforms. I am now growing that platform to share the content from my blog along with curated content to help my followers access more literature on the subject of living an aligned and peaceful life.
I have now finished working on the first program of the next phase of my mission. It was very important for me for this first program, to focus on a deeply traumatic experience, which is why I am drawing from my life changing experience with acne to share a FREE holistic program that aims to help any acne victim heal their skin with love and gentleness. I am now working on writing a full E-Book on the subject that will follow from the program and I intend to carry on researching into what my community is interested in to carry on with my mission.
Every single reflection that has led me to the above developments is in no small part thanks to Yoga. My practice is my meditation. Sometimes, nothing happens and I am just focusing on the more superficial things, like finding my splits. Other times, I get deeply into my practice and will get out of my practice with answers, ideas, even epiphanies!
A lot of things have happened over this past year of sharing my journey online and I am so happy that I made the decision to do so. I want to take a moment to thank every single person who will be reading this post and who follows my journey. I would name all of those that inspire me on a daily basis, but you already know who you are 😉