I was moving steadily forward into uncertainty, and with no sense of real purpose of my own

Meet Ana Maria Conneely sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words ❤

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"I knew I wanted to be better and to find a path worth loving. To not feel frustrated and to not feel as though my time was less important than anyone else’s

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A close friend had lent me the book ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ by @elizabeth_gilbert_writer: a book I would have turned my nose up to at any other stage in my life but at the time it carried a message for me that lead me to wake up one morning with a strong sense that I needed to truly immerse myself in the practice of yoga and meditation. I was not someone who enjoyed going to group classes so it was a big push to make myself find a class and commit to attending. Since that first class, I have committed to the practice fully and wholeheartedly through the trying times and the joyful times

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Everything changed for me from there, slowly...but that decision was pivotal

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7 years later I am still working on being a better me, yoga may not be the answer for everyone but for me, it is the key. For the first time in my life, I felt as though I had found something that fitted me rather than me trying to fit into it

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2 teacher training's and various diploma’s in nutrition and massage therapy later and the journey continues, I find new depths and layers to this experience of living every day that without my yoga practice would not have been possible

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Yoga grants me the ability to connect and share with people on the most authentic level I have ever experienced. And for that, I am beyond grateful

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Ana Maria is a yoga teacher, massage therapist, nutritional advisor and the creator of @awaytolivewell she is dedicated to helping people make small changes that create lasting transformation through yoga, massage and healthy habits.