This spring I'm celebrating 4 years since starting my blog "Glamorous Yogini." Initially it was a post pregnancy outlet for me to get a few modern yogini lifestyle thoughts out there on the great big cyber cloud. However this little venture has grown into bringing me into a new realm of healing and sharing yoga. What stands out most is my new relationship with myself and with countless like minded, earth loving and evolving people. The collaborations I've been a part of have inspired me to not stop sharing anytime soon as there is fertile ground to plant seeds on for the future of yoga, beauty and preserving our natural world. Yet at the same time Glamorous Yogini has received some smirks and confusion on it's name, so I've written a new side bar page on my site for some "What is in my name?"clarification.
An Introduction to Glamorous Yogini:
I'm Allison Egan Datwani. Welcome to my personal yoga lifestyle blog. I've been practicing and teaching yoga for over twenty years. Despite being taught by my teachers to renounce most of life's material pleasures to attain a few glimpses of illumination, I've come to learn living a monk's life made me feel grey both inside and out. After plenty of self study and getting real with myself, I've come to live my life following my truth, knowing that plenty of what my teachers said is true. Especially the teaching that one needs to cultivate an ease with letting go to live a yoga life. With this being said, the truth of impermanence is where my blog's name Glamorous Yogini came from. Let me explain.
The beauty loving side of me has made a peace with admiring and adorning myself with all things alluring as long as my lipsticks to lotions are cruelty free and my clothing is creatively coordinated with reused and ethically made clothing. Fair trade plants and flowers plus reclaimed interior design catches my attention while yoga and all things related to yoga like delicious organic vegetarian food satisfies me to the core. However the challenge is seeing beauty when everything that seems real like a marriage, home, job, health and so forth falls apart.
This blog is my way of sharing what inspires my healing to achieve wholeness as I move through the good, bad and neutral periods of life. The essence of Glamorous Yogini is seeing the goodness and greatness of it all. This vision is not to brush over the tragedies of life but rather to give light to the grace within them. So if you love beauty, nature and yoga's wisdom then Glamorous Yogini is for you. There's one catch to being a Glamorous Yogini, as soon as you receive something fabulous you are equally ready to give something away.