Each day that I practice, I become more vulnerable and become a little more me.

"My days before sobriety are a blur. Always moving, trying to make it through the day for the night. To my next beer, to my next happy hour, to the next moment when I could “relax”. Using legal and illegal substances to reward myself- to soothe, comfort, numb out every feeling. I tried to shut out everything"

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Meet @sarah.rae.nelson.yoga sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us - with thanks to our friends @trinifoundation bringing yoga & tuition scholarships to those fighting addiction. These are Sarah's words💚

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"While I had done yoga for years, I had never created that mind/body connection before Ashtanga. I had never considered yoga as a tool... for me it was just a workout

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Maybe that’s why I ran from It for so long, and probably why I was so resistant to try my first Ashtanga class. But that hostility ended up being exactly WHY I needed to be there. I slowly started to soften. Open up. Crack. It was terrifying. Everything that was no longer serving me was being pushed to the surface

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Things that I had buried deep within. I couldn’t run anymore. Slowly, very slowly, yoga has created a grounding that I’ve never experienced. It pushes me to expand my comfort zone. It shows me that I AM worth it. I am strong, resilient, powerful. Everything I thought I would never be

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Each day that I practice, I become more vulnerable and become a little more me. Without a doubt, yoga saved my life. ✨✨"

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