Meet Berce @bercesezer sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words❤️

“My mind told me my eating disorder had taken me beyond the point of no return. My body - through yoga - proved otherwise


In school I developed an eating disorder. At the gym I would run on the treadmill watching my legs in the mirror hoping they’d disappear. Along with a lack of energy & clarity of mind, my grades suffered. I lost my reputation for being the driven academic, an identity that I once clung onto. I still made it into university but with no real desire to succeed

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People got worried; I got diagnosed. Exercise was forbidden. The rest becomes an angry blur. You see, the ‘advice’ fixates on the physical, but forgets the mind, body & soul. I’m a strong believer that imbalance is trouble, so I took it into my own hands to heal

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Around this point ‘yoga’ starts creeping in – the way when you see or hear something once then suddenly notice yourself seeing/hearing it everywhere. The 'advice’ having made it seem like ‘exercise’ was the enemy: but that didn't stop me joining my university’s yoga club 🙏

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And there you go, my first class talked about this mind, body, soul – about how yoga is relaxation & it is strength (and so much more). The word ‘strength’ scared me. Strength was something I thought I’d lost for good

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I attended classes regularly; I was performing these asanas I never thought I could; & I felt strength in my Warrior(s). I realised that I hadn’t lost anything I couldn’t regain. I started to believe in my body again, which in turn gave me confidence in myself off the mat, in all aspects of my life

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I am now the most grateful soul for actually going through with university since it led me to this incredible yoga club (for which now I have become the president 2 consecutive years!) & I met my gorgeous partner here: He being the one who encouraged me to get my yoga teaching qualification – which I have completed this summer

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Yoga saved me. It helped me grow, nourished me & proved to me I wasn’t past the point of no return 🙏 Berce 💚"