Cindra Lee Henry

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Cindra Lee Henry

Yamuna Zake – Proudly Unconventional

Yesterday we discussed Jacky O’Shaughnessy who, at 62, became a model for American Apparel and who, in her interviews, shares her own experience with body shame and eventual acceptance.

Today, I bring you  Yamuna Zake, fitness guru extraordinaire, pioneer of Yamuna Body Rolling. Like Jacky, she is a tall, gray-haired goddess-of-a-woman who is unapologetic about her age, her hair, and her determination to maintain the ability to wear high heels with her favorite Japanese designer duds. She has taken a firm stance to be who she is and to be proud of that. If you’d like to know a bit more about Yamuna, check out her website and Who Is Yamuna.

With role models like this, how can we fail to be inspired to find our own unique worth and beauty? I do not believe either of these women are the exceptions. I believe we can all stand in our self-ness and be proud. You don’t have to be tall; you don’t have to be thin. You do have to be determined to be the best you you can be and you must be determined to be proud of who you have become…no matter who that is.

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  • cindy duhaime said:

    this is very important…thank you for reminding me of the importance of taking care of ourselves. Yoga helps to relieve stress and stay centered.

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    • Cindra admin

      Indeed! I had the good fortune of learning Yamuna Body Rolling from a Pilates Instructor I took classes from several years ago. I liked her Pilates classes specifically because she conducted them like Yoga classes…that is, very centered, slow, controlled, and thoughtful…very Zen! So when she introduced Yamuna Body Rolling I was all over that! It is an amazing thing. I wish there were more trainers in the area using it.

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