I am passionate about spreading the awareness of autism through the platform that being a yoga teacher provides me. This is why I have designed these yoga pants with Liquido Active. For every pair that is purchased Autism Speaks will receive 10% towards funding their incredible program. At Autism Speaks, Their goal is to change the future for all who struggle with an autism spectrum disorder.
The color for Autism awareness is blue. These pants are blue to support and spread awareness and understanding of autism. Light it up blue has become a huge campaign celebrating Autism Awareness month which is April. During this time thousands of iconic landmarks, skyscrapers, schools, businesses and homes across the globe unite by sharing bright blue lights in honor of the millions of individuals and families affected by autism. We can wear these pants everyday to support those we know and love that are effected. The pants have a wave like pattern because the ocean and movement has always been calming to Jack. This constance flow - rhythmic and almost hypnotizing. Learning to ride the highs and lows of life.
My son Jack has autism because he was supposed to. He has autism for the same reason why I am right-handed and have hazel eyes. We were born this way.
But let’s be honest. When my son was first diagnosed, it was hard. I cried. I felt hopeless. I felt like I had failed as a mother. What was I going to do to help make his life easier? My mind was flooded and my heart broken. I felt it all. “Emotionally devastated” was an understatement. However, I honestly think that that helped me get through it. I drowned in fear and sorrow. But then I woke up. It’s not exactly what a mother wants to hear, not part of our plan—that’s what you initially think. The truth is, everything is part of your plan. This troubling diagnosis would turn into such a huge part of me that no one could ever see. It’s a blessing in disguise.
To me, yoga is about knowing that everything happens for a reason. Fate. We trust in what we are given and when we are given it because ultimately we know it serves a purpose. We often fight to find an answer and to decipher reason behind almost everything. Sometimes, though, it just is. My son and yoga have both taught me the power of acceptance. My son is yoga.
He is my greatest teacher, the reason I am here to share with all of you what I have, and I continue to learn from him. He is a gift, my beautiful, present, smart, strong, and loving baby boy.
Obviously I'm intimately connected to this subject. I believe its important to educate and talk about autism. Just because some people are different it doesn't make them weird. May we use the patience we find through yoga to treat each individual as our equal. Wear these pants with pride and light it up blue!
Photo credit is Cheatwood Photography. Pants are sold online and at some boutique stores. Online at https://liquidoactive.com
About Beth Stuart
Beth Stuart started teaching vinyasa flow yoga after discovering the transformative power of the practice while attending college in New York City. She is known for her playful and creative sequencing, upbeat music, and contagious attitude. Beth sees yoga as a moving meditation and strives to help her students color outside the lines of their practice by inspiring them to be curious and open. Whether you take her vigorous vinyasa flow class or her high-energy hip-hop yoga, you will leave feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and with a smile on your face. Beth has studied with some of the world’s leading yoga teachers, including Schuyler Grant, David Regelin, Tiffany Cruikshank, and Kathryn Budig—and she constantly seeks out new training in order to grow her own practice and teaching. Beth is based in Sun Valley, Idaho and is available for private sessions, group classes, special events, retreats, modeling, and travel. Off the mat, Beth practices the yoga of mothering with her greatest teacher of all, 6-year-old Jack