What does Shake your Beauty mean to you?
One weekend I was alone without my husband and kids, enjoying my morning coffee (this was a rare occasion for me and I enjoyed every friggin minute!) Being in a quiet home got me thinking about my biz, SharQui. What the heck does Shake your Beauty™ even mean?
Is it about acceptance? Or showing off what your body can do? Is it about physical power? Or is it some dumb-ass, kitschy term I thought would work for my biz?
So when looking back over that weekend along with my own thoughts of my own issues of body image (you can read about it here), I now have new insights into what Shake your Beauty actually is for me:
Shake your Beauty is power. For me beauty comes from within. If I’m happy, I feel beautiful. If something or someone makes me smile, then it’s beautiful to me. The power part of it is its ability to create in the moment – to turn my mood into a better one, or to turn my frown to a smile. That’s the power of beauty – how it makes you feel in the moment.
Shake your Beauty is a practice of self-love. Dancing and smiling is one of the greatest acts we can do to express love for ourselves. Realizing this shifted my view of exercising and practicing dramatically. It went from something I have to “carve out time” for to a gift I can give myself. This small change in perspective changed everything for me and will for you to.
Shake your Beauty is empowerment. This is about knowing how truly amazing you are, being unapologetic about it and not playing small. Own it, and unleash your feminine power dammit!
Look, beauty is different for every person so you first need to define what beauty is to you. But I can say that I don’t always have to be bellydancing in order to “Shake my Beauty”. All I need to do is to be present.
The Shake your Beauty philosophy is as powerful out of the class as it is in the class.
Now it’s your turn. I would love to hear your thoughts of what Shake your Beauty means to you. Ready…go!
Shake it yo!