"Life pitched curveball after curveball, & I was striking out. Drinking, drugs, anxiety, depression"

Meet @dannipomplun yoga teacher, yogi misfit podcaster and @movewith coach sharing his #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are his words ❤

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“Life is a journey that is crazy, unstable, unpredictable, and tough

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If you asked me 3 or 4 years ago if I ever thought I’d be a yoga teacher, I’d laugh at you then blow some smoke in your face

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But here I am, teaching yoga full-time, running workshops, leading teacher trainings, and traveling to teach yogis across the US

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Before yoga there was drinking, drugs, anxiety, depression--I succumbed to all of it. Met with an ultimatum from my roommate, it was either do something constructive & restorative with myself, or move out

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Yoga & meditation entered my life because I didn’t have a choice. I didn’t go to classes and keep up with the practice because I wanted to, I did it because I HAD to. On my own terms, I let yoga into my life after noticing the physical, mental, and emotional changes from within

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Yoga never cared that I was hungover from the night before. It never judged me for my past, and held me up with every pose. It has been a practice that is there for me whenever I need, be it in times of h

appiness, injury, exhaustion, non-stop tears...it’s been there

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This practice we do, we don’t do alone. We come to our mats and dedicate the time for ourselves to better ourselves, which betters the people we interact with 🙏

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Asana after asana, breath by breath, we foster a community of mutual love and respect from which we grow from, nurture each other, and support each other. And that’s what I love about this practice.”