When I was a little girl, I used to play Wonder Woman.
"She needed a HERO, so that's what she became." ~ Anonymous
When I was a little girl, I used to play Wonder Woman. I would dress up in my Wonder Woman "Under Roos" (showing my age here- lol) , tall, red knee socks (these were the boots) and then two silver bracelet cuffs around my wrists. I would run around the house criss crossing my wrists to activate my "shield" defending myself from my imaginary evil attackers. My sister and I loved this game and I felt so powerful and beautiful pretending to be Lynda Carter. There is a new Wonder Woman movie coming out and a whole new generation of kids will be introduced to this powerful female hero.
It has taken me a long time to recognize the Wonder Woman inside myself. What I mean is that it has taken my whole life to embrace the powerful, strong heroine that is already within me. The truth is that she was always there. I just didn't always believe in her. Sometimes it is easier to believe in a fictional character with magical powers than to see the strength and power that exists inside of you. An important part of our Yoga practice is to understand that we already have everything we need inside of us.