Updated: Jan 20, 2019
"Yoga brought me hope it showed me how to slow down my mind and be okay in the moment, instead of living in constant fear and worry. I am so grateful to have found yoga."
I never knew how much I was missing out on my life until I found yoga. My mind was constantly racing, my heart beating too fast and leaving me feeling lost and hopeless. I tried my best to shove my thoughts away into the darkest corners of my mind, but they always had a way of escaping like a child's midnight monster would into the darkness of night.
These thoughts were contoured up from the poisonous way of thinking. I have experienced trauma in my life. As much as I tried to be strong the memory of my trauma and feeling's associated with the trauma I had experienced was all to real and close to my heart. Yoga brought me hope it showed me how to slow down my mind and be okay in the moment, instead of living in constant fear and worry.
I am so grateful to have found yoga it has truly changed how I look at life. I never understood the point of yoga and usually thought it was pointless and basically just a lot of stretching! If I wanted to "workout" I would go for a run and try to outrun my thoughts. The truth is yoga can be really physically challenging, and when combined with breath-work there is something incredibly heart opening. My thoughts and worry and fear still come back to me at times but through my yoga practice I now recognize challenge and I am able to breathe through these hard moments in my life. I am now experiencing living healthier and a happier life.
Finding yoga helped me piece my life back together moment by moment and breath by breath.
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