"I live with metastatic terminal stage IV lung cancer


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My name is Heather @foxxnsoxx and this is my #yogasavedmylife story. I want to share how my practice helps me live every day with an incurable disease 🙏

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I actively and willingly poison my body to keep the cancer away and I actively strive to LIVE my life (despite the myriad of treatment side effects)

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In August 2019, my disease progressed and I had 3 seizures, I was put on a new medication which did NOT cause fatigue (Yay!). I came out of the hospital on fire! I was going to do ALL THE THINGS that my body & mind had been crying out for. So, I joined a month long daily yoga challenge .

The act of showing up for myself every day and having a consistent yoga practice opened the door for me to inhale gratitude and exhale gratitude; to thank my body for being here and supporting me; to root down through my feet and feel the strength of the earth beneath me and to see the sky and to see myself as part of a greater whole

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The 30 day challenge was monumentally different from my previous yoga-dabbling because I had spent the past year fighting fatigue from treatment and SO overwhelmingly sad

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A few months into daily yoga & scrolling the socials I saw a pop up for a 7-Day Chakra Challenge & it happened. I invested in myself and I invested in my future by joining a yoga membership. Everything clicked. I felt my world shift. It felt like everything in my whole being moved into better alignment. It LIT me up. It ignited my fire to see what else I can do to shift into better and better alignment

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For me, tree pose means that I am healing. The tumors in my brain press on the balance centers so if I can easily stand in tree my brain is healing, healthy and whole

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I'm now on day #146 of yoga. I’ve opened my healing regimen to include herbal supplements, reiki, meditation + visualization. This year is my year to try ALL the things

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With that shift and with better body, mind and soul alignment, I am treating myself with care and I am looking forward to celebrating 4 years of LIVING with lung cancer on May 16, 2020 💚 Heather"

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