Ode To Yoga

April 11th, 2016


Yoga is a component of the scaffolding of my life.  It’s as nourishing as the food that I eat.  As restorative as sleep.  As healing as the soothing presence of an empathetic friend.

Yoga removes internal barriers and opens creative channels in my brain.  It’s the place where ideas for blog posts and outfits are born.  It provides an opening for allowing the art of “letting go” of that which I cannot control, as I focus on the breath and the mindful awareness of a space in time.


Over the years I’ve learned that however I’m feeling when I enter the studio, I know more clearly what “is” when I leave.  It intensifies that which is already there, and I am more of who I am at the moment.


If I feel exalted, I am more so.  If I feel intensely sad, the tears flow.  I experience the life enhancing merging of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of myself.  Yoga grounds me as I stretch and grow, and increases my ability to be flexible in times of expansion or struggle.  It is a constant analogy for life.


This past week brought many gifts in relationship to Style Crone.  I was a clothing host (a term coined by Melanie of Bag and a Beret HERE) for one of the runway shows during Denver Fashion Week hosted by 303 Magazine HERE.  My creative hair stylist Charlie Price HERE directed the show and asked me to participate.  He has generously opened a new and interesting world which allows for the development of new skills in an environment that includes fascinating people and fresh challenges.  A perfect place to practice yoga off the mat, releasing perfectionism and fear.


On the same day as the fashion show, Style Crone was mentioned in The Wall Street Journal, along with Patti of Not Dead Yet Style HERE and Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb HERE.  The article by fashion and style columnist Christina Binkley, titled “Why Do Women Spend Less on Fashion After 45” HERE, presents interesting research and opinions of influential women over 45 in relationship to this issue.


To my amazement, I was thrilled to be featured in Elle Mexico‘s piece on “40+ Bloggers You Should Know.” HERE.  I was in fabulous company, alongside Lyn of Accidental Icon HERE, Melanie of Bag and a Beret HERE, Susan of une femme d’un certain age HERE, and Catherine of Not Dressed As Lamb HERE.


Photos By Daniel taken at Iyengar Yoga Center of Denver HERE

It was a week to celebrate and to experience gratitude for all that Style Crone brings to my life.  To be thankful for my dear friend and photographer Daniel, for my wonderful readers and commenters, and for the glorious bloggers who I’ve met over the past five and one half years. As I move forward, I will continue to embrace the benefits and gifts of the powerful practice of yoga.

Headscarf, satin belt, slippers adorned with flowers and earrings – estate sales; silk print skirt with gold metallic threads and beads – consignment shop; jewelry – gifted and thrifted; black top – yard sale; leggings – retail.

Linking up with Patti’s Visible Monday HERE at Not Dead Yet Style, Catherine’s #iwillwearwhatilike HERE at Not Dressed As Lamb, and Cherie’s Shoe and Tell HERE at Style Nudge.

20 Responses to “Ode To Yoga”

  1. LA Contessa

    THE TURBAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I bought one off EBAY and it is TOO SMALL………..shall I send to YOU?
    OH MY GOSH……………..THIS IS ALL SO EXCITING FOR ME.I can ONLY IMAGINE the excitement it has had on YOU!!!
    KEEP SOARING>>>>>>>WE ARE WATCHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Lucy Regina Silva Santos

    Judith Boyd loved your post.
    April 30 is the World Day of TaiChi Chuan. Assi as Yoga, the practice of this ancient Chinese art balances and maintain the health of body and mind.

  3. Patti

    Marvelous description of what yoga does for you. I love that it is not competitive or stress-inducing. And it helps us sleep better too! You look feminine and beautiful here, and thanks for sharing, xo


  4. Laura

    You are an important part of my creative flow! With many hidden disabilities resulting from a car accident 11years ago, how I style my clothing has become one creative outlet — one that pain and a brain injury have not stolen from me — that can be applied daily, and in goal setting. I have fabric very similar to this polka dotted skirt — my muse has helped again. For those struggling with hidden disabilitues — style becomes an important part of self expression. And for those needing help expressing their needs, I try to inspire with the Hidden Disability Symbol. Free access on Facebook as long as it is not used commercially or fior profit. Jst my way of making things as right as possible, whenever possible.

  5. Charlotte Issyvoo

    Wow! That is a lot of great stuff in just one week.

    Before I became disabled, I was deeply into fitness, mostly jogging and weight lifting. I admit that I kind of looked down on yoga as silly or too easy. I was all about being tough, not getting in touch with my emotions. The more I listened to my now disabled and torutred body, the more I knew it wanted stretches, balance, and gentle movements. In other words, it wanted modified yoga as my physiotherapy exercise. It remains one of the few forms of exercise I can manage, if only a little, and the only one I can do without causing myself hours of pain afterwards.

    I miss my “tough” exercises SO much! But I can do a little, a very little, and it’s yoga.

  6. Pam@over50feeling40

    Amazing…inspirational…thank you!

  7. Melanie

    Oh, Judith, I do think you have a found a creative slip stream. Hahaha!! So wonderful. So exciting. You have clearly been blooming lately. These photos are beautiful, and I loved the ones you’ve shared on Instagram as well. You are a perfect clothing host and am glad you’re meeting so many inspirational people. Next, what’s next?!

  8. Melanie

    Oh, PS, thank you for the shout-out. I was shocked by the mention in Elle and so happy to be in such company. Thanks for the WSJ tip too. How exciting for all of you.

  9. Merle

    Love the photos, now tell me HOW you tied your turban?

  10. Judith Boyd

    Hi Merle, I tie my headwraps different every time and without a formula. I throw my scarf on my head and hope it turns out! Thanks for the question!

  11. Linda

    This is so very beautiful! Love, love, love this post! Thank you for being so inspiring and such a bright spot in the day!

  12. Anna

    Love your skirt!

  13. Vix

    Yoga is wonderful and like Patti says, it’s non-competitive, like true friendship!
    A stunning outfit and flexibility to kill for You are an inspiration. xxx

  14. Shelley

    You are clearly on a creative roll! Congratulations on the mentions in the Wall Street Journal (I couldn’t read the article without creating an account, darn) and Elle Mexico (in which you are in stellar company). I was surprised no one has asked you to be part of Denver Fashion Week before this – do they not realize what a style icon they have in their midst????

    I need to do yoga more often, and there is no reason I don’t, other than being lazy. Now I’m stiff, sore and lazy, so I will use your post as inspiration and get to it!

  15. Mercedes de Marchena

    Love this post!!! Yoga is part of my life, but I am not as good as you……

  16. Suzanne

    I love these photos and how you integrate yoga into your being.


  17. Valerie - Idiosyncratic Fashionistas

    That 6th picture reminds me of one of Degas’ ballerinas. 🙂

  18. pao

    How wonderful you look Judith. At the top of your game. With so many great things happening at once. Kudos to you kiddo. Kudos to you.

  19. That's Not My Age

    Wow, you’re so supple, Judith! Amazing. I’m a pilates person myself but I agree with you about thinking (and feeling) more clearly. Congrats on the Elle mention, well deserved.

  20. Jane Trombley

    What a wonderful post! Fabulous photography/styling. Not only an ode to yoga, but an ode to fitness, flexibility and strength as an antidote to aging (ungracefully)! Plus, you make it look easy (and it’s not!).

    Personally, I am a devotee of Pilates – Joe is my idol – which incorporates yoga principles, especially breathing and body awareness. It’s a cornerstone of my life and, living in New York, a great complement to city walking and managing urban stress.

    And congrats on your stellar press, too!


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