"I was alone. Clearing the fog of a 10+ year drug binge & 8 years of abusive relationships''

Meet @lauren.mae.yoga sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us 💚

. "I just got into my 1st apartment in a new town & with all that alone time on my hands I was coming to grips with taking responsibility for myself & my actions . Now, yoga didn’t get me off drugs, I fought hard . It didn’t get me out of the abusive relationships, an AMAZING counselor taught me my worth . So, armed with all these new coping skills, an amazing job & the best dog a girl could ask for, I’m ready to take on the world! . Right? ..Ha! More like YA RIGHT! . With all the bills, rent, a job that’s emotional & physically draining, the gas to get there, oh & did I mention you’ll need food for you & that pup??? . I “socially drank” & by that I mean - with my dog, far too much that first year, sobbed daily & didn’t do much besides work & walk the dog . Fast forward a little & I was sitting at a cafe with my dog, having coffee with a woman I'd recently met & we started talking about life...& yoga came up. I'd tried it once, didn’t like it, too slow. Her response- " I always leaned towards the type-A personality as well. When you get home, do yourself a favor & YouTube yin yoga.” . I was hooked. I felt a change in myself after the first video. Who knew what I needed was to slow down, FEEL & just be. I had no idea I didn’t know how to breathe. Soon I was doing yoga before work, after work, lunch - any free time I had. I fell in love . Then I really started falling in love with myself for the first time . Life takes on new colors, smells & meaning when you love yourself. It’s a gift. Yoga didn’t fix all my problems. It taught me that I could be a better person despite those problems. That I was still worthy of love . Yoga led me to the life I have today. With the love of my dreams & the most beautiful little human! And a couple extra dogs 😉 . I’m only 3 months away from flying to another land to immerse myself in knowledge & get certified to teach yoga. If I can teach just one person what I’ve learned, to see their worth & how much love they truly deserve, I will be doing something right 💜

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