Meet Disha @swastiastu.yoga sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us 💚

"Having been a victim of sexual abuse in my early childhood, I had turned to meditation to help me through my migraines, to help me begin to heal my trauma"

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"It was never my intention to become a yoga teacher. Even at the training, when I was asked why I was there, I’d reply with, “I don’t know. All I know is that I need to be here right now.”

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By the end of the TT, I knew there was nothing else I wanted to do with my life. I moved to Goa, ready to start fresh in my newly chosen vocation. And two days after I moved into my new house, I ended up twisting my Piriformis muscle. The next thing I knew, I had a frozen hip. It took me 6 months to relearn my right hip from scratch. It was then that I discovered the deep connection between a physical discomfort/disability and deep seated trauma. When I let go of an old pattern, the pain disappeared in just 3 days.


Through many injuries, osteoarthritis knee pain, I believed in my body and its ability to guide me to do what is best for it. I learned to LISTEN to my body. It helped cultivate patience and compassion toward myself


In February 2020, I had a head on collision with a car while I was on my way to class on my scooter. When I opened my eyes, and saw I was alive, I felt grateful. And when I saw I couldn't use my legs, I thought, “Ooh! Another recovery. Another opportunity. I wonder what lesson I need to master this time.” My left foot and right knee were severely injured. I learned to walk from scratch

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I now teach Yoga Anatomy with @diya.yoga in Goa and I’ve never felt more aligned with my purpose. My forte is working with people who have suffered physical/mental/emotional trauma and working towards recovery.


Every injury/accident has taught me a great deal about life and my place in this world. Yoga, Reiki, Vipassana and persistent inner work has empowered me to take on anything that life can throw at me, and continue on my path with grace, gratitude and a sense of humour 💚 Disha

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