"I started practicing yoga in May of 2014, a few months after I got out of rehab"

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

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"I was living in an old hotel that had been transformed into a living complex for recovering addicts and alcoholics. I was working this first job I'd been able to hold down consistently since my early 20's. And I was separated from my husband. A few months later he passed away from an accidental overdose

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Rewind 13 years and I had just turned 16 and began partying. I started abusing whatever drugs I could find. I overdosed for the first time that year on seizure medication. But that didn't deter me and I kept using. In 2009 I was barely holding down a job, I couldn't control my drinking and was using oxycodone

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At that point I moved to upstate NY for a few months to live with my brother and his friends. After 2 months of being unable to obtain my drugs of choice I left. A week later my brother, who was also an addict, murdered his roommates. I don't know why to this day. That's when the guilt of everything that had happened really changed my life. I moved from boyfriend to boyfriend. I finally found a man that would supply me with what I needed to be completely numb and I married him

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We lived in an RV beside a river and shot heroin. It was an abusive relationship on both sides. At the end of it I was as low as I'd ever been and hated life. I didn't care what happened to me and did anything to get high. Of course that led to him kicking me out in 2013 and the only option I had was rehab. So I went. And that was the best thing that's ever happened to me. He died almost a year later

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I found yoga a few short months after getting clean. I spent hours a day practicing. My obsession with drugs was replaced with yoga, and not that it was healthy, but between yoga and meetings it kept me clean

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As I wrote this I'm getting ready to go teach my second yoga class to a group of women in a recovery center. My obsession with yoga turned into a reverence and passion. I get to share it today with people like myself & I am eternally grateful 🙏 Jenny"

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