"I was a victim of abuse, I felt I was unworthy of love, people treated me badly my whole life"

Meet Sophia @greengrass_yoga sharing her #yogasavedmylife story These are her words🙏

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"My yoga journey started 9 years ago, my teaching 3 years ago. I decided to become a teacher after an awful time in my life, I found myself in a toxic abusive relationship with a man who was the worst kind of human being, preying on the weak & manipulating situations to his advantage, violence of the mind soul & body. When he was abusing me I would curl up on the floor in foetal position not caring if I lived or died. If this was what life was then fine, I didn’t need to be in it

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An ex boyfriend cheated on me with a so called ‘friend’ on my birthday, the day I was supposed to celebrate my life. My own mother abandoned me as a young child, I felt I deserved it, I attracted it. Then I started to practice Yoga more & more, it became my escape. It gave me strength, not just physically but mentally & emotionally

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I got myself out of the situation via an arrest & court case. I tried to stop him, but HK government let him go. This morning I received a message from a girl who is organising a group, all affected by this man, (I tried to stop him hurting anyone else) she wants to get a group action taken against him & shut him down for good, she needs my voice, there are many, men & women he has preyed on. I used to think I was stupid, embarrassed I’d got myself into this situation, after all I was a strong independent women. But this man is a master manipulator, he is in great pain

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Things from the past have been rushing back in seeing this message. And it reminds me how far I’ve grown in strength & how every day, every breath is a blessing. YOGA saved my life, giving me confidence again, it healed my scars & it became clear that my purpose was to empower others with the incredibly simple & accessible practice of yoga. I also adopted my dog Coco then, she also saved my life. I have forgiven those who tried to dim my light, those who didn’t care for me in the way I cared for them. They have their own demons, they are not mine anymore. As in the words of He-man ‘I have the power.."