Periscope with Azul Yoga

Azul Yoga, Boca Raton Florida on Periscope

EveryBODY – EverySOUL – AzulYoga via Periscope

Hello Goldilocks Blog Fans! If you’ve been missing me it’s because I kind of traded in my morning journalling, into broadcasting yoga and meditation at sunrise on the beach here in Boca Raton, Florida. Same concept as my blog – hoping to inspire, spreading love and peace out into the world.  I can be seen at www.periscope.tv/azulyoga . It’s raw and unfiltered so not always pretty.  

I wake up about an hour before sunrise, roll out of bed brush teeth, leave my hair exactly as it is, throw on my yoga clothes, make my tea, and way to the beach. I’ve applied no make up and  I’m not in my 20’s anymore, in fact I’m middle age. No time for primping as my husband and I together have 6 children (3 boys, 3 girls) and 5 grandchildren (4 boys, and 1 baby girl). Right now I have 5 boys at home (2 sons, and 3 grandsons, plus husband and male dog). Once at the beach I set up my tripod, lay down my blanket, mat, and then settle in to begin my broadcast. 

I broadcast to a global community of over 20,000 followers (AzulYoga on periscope), and it’s growing stronger by the day. This group of followers from all over the world add to the broadcast, making it better by their comments and spirit, and it’s truly a joy to be a part of. Today however I had what they say on periscope – trolls. They jump into a broadcast and make lewd comments, forcefully gives opinions on religion or politics, or just disrupt the broadcast in anyway they can. I’m luckily pretty unfazed to any comments, thanks to my yoga practice, but I always hate it for the viewers, who are new to periscope and don’t know that they can block anybody. Today’s trolls jumped on my appearance as I practiced – face, age etc.

It reminded me of an important message – that the beauty of periscope is it’s rawness, without the edits and the filters. To see things as they are. Which is a gift we strive for in yoga. A gift we should strive for in ourselves. The essence of turning inward and of seeing and being our true self. The divinity within us all. So my package and container may not be as beautiful as it once was 30 years ago, but my light within shines brightly. And, with perfect lighting, makeup and a great photographer, I’m sure I could appear to many as quite beautiful. – In fact I need to do that again soon 🙂

Nevertheless, again it’s not about the external beauty, it’s not all about the physical postures. It’s everything else, it’s who we are at our soul. My yoga is for EVERY BODY, or maybe I should say for EVERY SOUL.

So join me on this journey – just as you are. No judgements, even if you look like a model, or if your young or old, tall or short, skinny or plump. The journey is within. Come join me, just as I am.

6:30 am EST via periscope – www.periscope.tv/azulyoga 

Love, Goldi

Donna Melanson

Azul Yoga in Boca Raton, Florida

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