"When I needed deep emotional healing in 2010, yoga found me. Since I was 10 years old I decided I wanted to help broken people to heal, but not only to heal, to heal naturally. My inspiration comes from years of abuse & being broken myself. The anguish & depression I endured made me want to find a way to help others suffering as such" . . "In 2010 I had just left my husband, the church, & everything I thought made me who I was. I had a pair of rollerblades and an iPod that my husband had gifted me for Christmas just before I left, & I began teaching myself to skate. I skated daily at sun up & sun down. One morning as I ended my session, the thought came to me; you should stretch after skating. So I began stretching & soon found myself in positions that I'd seen others doing, that turned out to be yoga postures. I had no idea what I was doing at the time, I had never even heard of yoga . In 2011 I broke my left wrist roller blading & needed surgery. After my surgery I thought myself handicapped and lost hope of doing yoga. A few years passed & I started to learn what I was doing was actually yoga. I became exposed to all types of fantastic postures on @instagram & one day a friend/follower commented “when will we see you in one of those postures”? I replied "coming soon”. Now I felt obligated to post something & set out to get myself in a posture, take a picture & post. I chose dancer pose & got lots of encouragement from friends & following & the rest is history. My confidence bloomed 🙏 . Yoga has helped me with my physical pain in my left wrist and has helped to minimize my depression & anxiety to the point where I’m appalled when I find myself experiencing either of them. Then I remember it’s been a while since I’ve endured this discomfort, & I realize with gratitude the impact yoga has had on my life. It builds my confidence. I honestly have not felt so calm & confident in years . Yoga to me is the perfect vehicle to heal myself & spread healing to all who are or have been broken or abused & be that light that helps them see in the darkness Lakshmi 💚 . .