Power. Strength. The ability to feel confidence in the face of any challenge and not care what people think of you in the end.  Sometimes we want that.  M.I.A., the incredible Sri Lankan musician, delivers that kind of message and vibe in her song Bad Girls.

Have you not seen/heard this?  Then you need to familiarize yourself with this song and her work.  The video itself is pregnant with enough imagery and symbolism to fuel any feminist dialogue and it also just kicks a lot of ass.  So give a listen and see how it might influence your practice on the mat.  Can you find the bad girl who can approach poses that usually inspire fear/anxiety with a sense of playfulness and no ego attachment for how it’ll turn out?  What about Garudasna (Eagle Pose), Kakasana (Crow Pose) or Virabhadrasana III (Warrior 3)?  If these poses are challenging how can you find your confidence while confronting these postures?  Or maybe your challenges are simple as Vrksasana (Tree Pose) or Savasana (Corpse Pose).

What asanas are most challenging for you and how does this song help?  If it doesn’t we want to know that too!