aliciakeys Loving on myself... The other day, I was coming to the end of my yoga session with the magnificent @glowmaven and she put me in the relaxing/gratitude position. This time, I wasn't lying on my back, I was on my knees sitting on my heels with my hands resting on top of my thighs.
Slowly, she took me through my whole body, reminding me to give thanks to my body for supporting me. Thanks to my eyes, my shoulders, my back, my arms, my breasts, my stomach, my hips, my thighs, my knees, my ankles, my feet, my neck... MY body!

As I went through every part, a smile crept on my face. Thank you, arms, those same arms I think are a little too big as I try to squeeze into my pre-Genesis jackets. The same arms that hold him and my family to make them feel safe and loved. Thank you, legs, for every mile I've walked during those late night feeding hours and every workout I've ever done trying to reach some goal or another. Thank you knees, ankles, feet and thighs for being firm and strong for me, as I pound my way through the world. Thank you, uterus, for making me a woman and for supporting every part of the process. Thank you, breasts, for being a miracle and providing a source of nutrients for my son. And thank you STOMACH, yes! You, stomach, whose extra inches I grab between my fingers wondering when will it shed and be flat. Thank you for expanding, protecting and bringing me my 2nd greatest joy... Another son!

So as I sat on my knees, in what I would call the prayer position, this smile crept up on my face because I realized how grateful I am for my body, and all it has done for me and supports me through. Even if I'm not perfect, no one is. But my body IS perfect in all the ways it Empowers me!! (And so is YOURS!) I felt good! Lovin on myself!! Try it!
Love on yourself in every phase of your life!! With love,
AK (illustration by Lim Heng Swee aka ilovedoodle)
7h

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  •   starlight109 Gorgeous 11h
  •   caryl_covers All follow my singing acc 11h
  •   marina_lovesnyc I caaannot wait for new music! I am definitely ready @aliciakeys 9h
  •   nicholaa_marie Please hurry up I'm getting impatient now ️ 7h
  •   dreday72 @child_rebel right! 7h
  •   jahrlo I love u always and forever, from Chile !!! 6h
  •   karolyna_native1989 You are a remarkable and fabulous woman. Artistic talent that you are an example, You are true and keep all those beautiful songs. I am with you for a long time. Nice continuity, success and especially health. 5h
  •   enrique_55 We need the new album now!!! You are one of the only true real AUTHENTIC artist remaining on earth still! You still tell stories and make music that real people can relate to! ️ 5h

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aliciakeys Yummmmmyyyyyy!!!! #focused!!!!! 2d

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aliciakeys It's been a long winter, but here comes the sun Smile! Sending you love! #currentmood #nowplaying 3d
  •   vivi_boudib @sous1 show Vic!! 3d
  •   kaytismayfield I love nina 2d
  •   parisfrelinghuysen Bye 2d
  •   meirweizman It's so true itwas hard and long winter .withmy big lost of my mom next week it's here memory day of one year time run but the sadness it's only get stronger.I hope after the memory day of the year I start to back to what I love music it's the best medicine 2d
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  •   christopherflorence Great song. Always lifts me up 2d
  •   godmyndone Nice :) 1d
  •   deeluv34 Thank you for that simple but so much needed reminder!! 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 10h

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aliciakeys Thank you Paris! I fall deeper for the #CityofLove with every visit! Till we meet again… ️ #Givenchy #DahliaDivin #Paris #love 2w

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aliciakeys Thank you to everyone who makes the magic happen! #Givenchy #DahliaDivin #Paris #Love 2w

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aliciakeys What a day! ️️️ #Givenchy #DahliaDivin #Paris #love 2w
  •   lisabether @meghaghanta dibs on Alicia 1w
  •   bestofme2day Lov alicia 7d
  •   nyam_11 Oh my dear God @dinebunga 6d
  •   trigganae April 24 is my 20th birthday & it would mean the world to me if YOU, Alicia to wish me a happy 20th birthday. I love you oso very much, as a child I wanted to be just like you same hair styles and all and my family members called me "Alicia Please" lol. I mean this is a very special moment in my life not only am I becoming wiser but also thanking God for letting me see another day, month, year to getting closer to my dreams. My one wish for my 20th birthday is for Alicia to wish me a happy 20th. god bless 4d
  •   mr.nickonfire Omg Gorgeous!! 4d
  •   maximilianvistroms Look att direct 2d

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aliciakeys It's a beautiful day! Thank you spring!!! Name 5 things you are thankful for... Go!! ;-) #gratitude 2w

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aliciakeys Look who popped into my session and burnt the piano down? ️️One of the greatest of all time #chickcorea!!! He sent us to the moon!! Talk about SKILLZ!!! #ialmostfainted #dreamcometrue 2w

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aliciakeys I love my mens!!! 2w

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aliciakeys This song's for you.... 2w

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aliciakeys A beautiful day with the family! Today reminded me of the continuous opportunity to be reborn. May we remember all the blossoming, blooming and blessings we have to give thanks for and yet to come. Hope your day was filed with love! 3w

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aliciakeys It’s #WarriorWomenWeekend at @weareheremovement's Instagram... They are posting profiles of INCREDIBLE WOMEN fighting to make the world a better place!!! Follow them and be inspired! --> @weareheremovement 3w

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aliciakeys Just leaving work!!Goodmooorning!!!!!!!!! #rise&grind 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 4w

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aliciakeys Sending love to @badgalriri and Regine... #flygirls! 4w

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aliciakeys Sending love to all the Superwomen out there! #TIDALforALL 4w

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