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

"If there is one yoga pose that accurately portrays me, it’s this one. Naturally introverted, the limelight makes me very uneasy, I don’t like to show my face and I’m happy in my own company. This pose is one of my favourites, I feel safe and cocooned


Yet here is this introvert constantly sharing all over social media which kind of flies in the face of who I am. Unsurprisingly several people have asked what’s gotten into me

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"If you know me you’ll know I haven’t shut up about mental health since I was 16. I studied it, my career was in it, and absolutely everywhere I go #mentalhealth crops up in conversation. But despite its prevalence in my life, not once in 22 years have I found it boring. Some people have existential questions about why they are here, but I've always had a strong sense that if I was put on this planet for a reason then it starts and probably ends with mental health .

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Enter YOGA, this practice has been keeping me afloat for the best part of 20 years but I had no idea. No one ever told me

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Now that I’m studying it and teaching it I’m realising more and more it’s power. Yoga has the ability to soothe, to soften, to heal. To create calm where there is chaos, to release tension, emotion and trauma, to improve mood and wellbeing

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Yoga can aid mental health and I really think everyone should know. So that’s why I’m here on Instagram...I'm not here for the applause, I’m here for the cause.

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I sometimes feel like I’m talking into an empty space, but at other times I’m reminded that it’s worth it. Two separate people contacted me this week because they read my blog on #birthtrauma and feel like yoga could help them

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Someone somewhere is hearing me....and that. Is. Amazing" ❤Helen 🙏

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(Anyone with an interest in yoga & #mentalhealthawareness ptsd, birth trauma, please check out Helen's hugely insightful blog : www.helenbashfordyoga.co.uk)