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"Bullied throughout my childhood, when I was 16, I had my first nervous breakdown"

Meet @adelenaasgson sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us on. These are her words 💚 . . "Since I was in preschool I was bullied, even in ballet class there was a girl that enjoyed pushing me around then through primary & secondary school I had troubles with my some of my peers. Because I am an only child, I was a little scared to fight back . . When I was 16, I had a nervous breakdown & wasn’t able to get out of bed for a month. I had to seek treatment and was on medication for depression though I didn’t like feeling numb all the time. Going off my meds worked out for a little while but I spent years with many ups and downs. After the arrival of my son I went through postpartum depression & even tried to go back on medication which I found did not agree with me anymore . I found that the Swedish winter intensified my depression and anxiousness to get out. We made the decision to travel again and lived in Thailand and Malta for a season. Thailand turned out tougher this time around & Malta didn’t pan out like planned. Our son go very ill with Kawasaki disease after being infected with the chicken pox and that in turn made my feel even worse . I got lucky that one of my best friends came to be with me during the worst time & reintroduced me to Yoga to keep my mind at ease. My son and I had to stay in quarantine for 6 weeks at home & during this time it was yoga that kept me together; that’s when I decided to search further into my yoga journey & found a good instructors course in my hometown. . This was the best decision I ever made. During the 9 months I was home doing the course, I rediscovered myself and got to spend some time with my family after 15 years living abroad . Yoga taught me to be in tune with my thoughts, stabilizing my emotions & keeping me together when things around me prove challenging. Recently I was confronted with a difficult situation and I felt myself struggling but every time I get back on my mat I found myself calm and connected again. I still have a lot to learn but one thing I’m sure of is that yoga has been my saviour 🙏" .


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