Meet Em @ashtanga_yoga_carlisle sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words 💚

"I found yoga in 2012, my twin sister had been diagnosed with multiple organ failure a few years before, & my world and mind started crumbling" . "Yoga allowed me to get out the anger, upset, confusion & hurt in a way that was positive. The tension I held in my body for so long could finally be released, & I finally started to feel calm . I found the Ashtanga practice in 2013 and never looked back. The discipline in the practice gave me structure whilst my world was uncertain & hectic . Watching someone you love deteriorate over the years is a constant hurt that lingers over you, if it wasn’t for my yoga practice I have no idea how I’d of dealt with the lingering . The practice makes me show up on the days I don’t want to get out of bed, it allows me to go hard when I need to get my energy or emotions out, and it allows me to be soft and nurturing on the days I need a hug & a cry . Yoga is a therapy, we practice to become better people, I’d like to think it’s made me a better human, & it’s made me appreciate that I can move my body, that I can breathe and that I am here. So when your world crumbles, Yoga is an outlet for you . It’s a practice that will always be there, and with that practice comes peace, compassion and calmness. And if you can find that peace in your practice, it will start to come into your life, and slowly slowly everything starts to seem more calm. The waves settle, and we can deal with life. That’s the magic of yoga, when it is practiced- it truly works"🙏 .