Nantucket Portraits

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Humans of Nantucket

Rachel Fabiszak

 "I'm in my first year of teaching so everything is still really new to me and I am figuring out where exactly I fit in within the context of the yoga community.  Yoga has helped me so much in terms of accepting who I am and learning to love my self even if I'm not always exactly where I want to be.  One of the areas I am interested in studying more is Yoga and body image.  The lifestyle and practice of yoga helps so much with self-awareness and acceptance; helping you to get to know and get comfortable with your strengths and weaknesses without judgement. One yogic concept that lends itself well to body image acceptance is Ahimsa- the Sanskrit word for nonviolence.  This practice cultivates non-violence towards all beings, including the self.  Choosing to live mindfully and peacefully begins with each of us first.  The same concept as we must take care of ourselves before we can take care of others.  We need to learn to practice loving ourselves, our bodies, our minds and spirits before we can fully give that gift to to other people.  I'm excited to see what unfolds and to continue my education as a Yoga Teacher."

Subject: Evie Marie O'connor
Location: The Yoga Room
Date: January 23, 2014

Humans of Nantucket, modeled after the famous Humans of New York, intends to portray various members of the island community who share with us their lives, dreams and hopes.

Photographer and island native Rachel Fabiszak owns Rachel Fabiszak Photography.