Meet @averagejoega sharing his #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are his words 💚

"Four years ago I got hit by a car. I woke up a hospital nine days later not knowing where I was. I had tubes in me and nearly 20 broken bones. I later found out I came extremely close to dying twice and at one point they thought they were going to have to remove my leg stop the bleeding. I survived to the surprise of the first responders and hospital staff" . "After an intense rehab, I learned walk again and went home. Something wasn’t right. I decided to needed a new start and moved to Brooklyn, New York to start over again. Something still wasn’t right. I wasn’t reminded of what happened everyday anymore but I still had really hadn’t processed the trauma . I was new in town and was bored on a Wednesday and signed up for a class my local studio. At first it was something to do, then I started to realize I was regaining some of the mobility I lost in accident. Finally, I noticed things started to feel better, mentally. I could handle the trauma a little better. I started to be able to deal with the fact that somehow I survived when the odds weren’t great . During this process, I feel in love with yoga. I started going everyday and making friends. I signed up for YTT to learn more about my practice. I found out I needed to share this with other people. I also formed deep connections and bonds with my fellow TT’s . I am now a teacher and work at the front desk at the studio I walked into because I was bored. I interact with about 100 people from the community each shift and it is absolutely my favorite part of my day. I can’t wait to see where yoga takes me next 🙏 Joe" . . 📸 @sfreneenyc