"I lived in fear, sadness, & anxiety ever since I was young"


Meet Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology @msurjaputra009 sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words 💚

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"My actions & behaviors were mainly driven by fear. My life on paper looked great, impressive, but in reality, I was struggling with many demons. I was doing the best that I could, but I was struggling emotionally & mentally

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The worst part was feeling hopeless & helpless. Truly believing that this was life & I was incapable of changing things or making anything better. As life continued, I started to find my way. I started talking about my past & feelings with others & with a therapist, found various coping skills, & started a beautiful mindfulness practice

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Then I found yoga 🙏

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Yoga helped me heal from my past & the healing aspects of yoga is why I continue to show up on my mat & teach

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When I first started my yoga practice, I cried every single class for about a month. While I’m practicing, I’m able to let myself & my thoughts go and allow my breath, movement, and sensations take over

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With the exception of safety and alignment, there truly is no need for judgment, fear, or insecurities in my yoga practice

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I no longer am driven my fear, sadness, & anxiety. I embrace these emotions & allow them to be a part of my growth and healing journey

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I always say, when things get too crazy, come back home & come back to yourself. Yoga is home for me. Yoga grounded me, back to my foundation & allows me to continue to grow, heal, and be a badass 💚

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Sincerely, Meta Surjaputra 🙏



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