A couple months ago, I was diagnosed with reactive arthritis that left me debilitated and in pain


Meet @maryyysmith sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words 💚

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"I began my yoga journey over 2 years ago with the hopes of acquiring the body and flexibility I had always wanted. Graciously, it would teach me so much more

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However, as the arthritis took hold my entire body was attacking itself and I began to sink into a depression and a feeling of helplessness. I had put everything I had learned from yoga in the back of my mind because I was angry and confused

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Once I realized this mindset was of no value to my healing process, yoga and meditation made its beautiful surface. It calmed my anxiety, healed my soul, and humbled me into the knowing that although my body may not be physically where it used to be, that isn’t the point of yoga

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Yoga means to yoke or bring together. I was mentally and physically a mess. Yoga brought my mind, spirit, and body back together and gave me a new found hope for healing

💚 Mary" .