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Meet @iamtydaye sharing his #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are his words ๐Ÿ’š



Meet @iamtydaye sharing his #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are his words ๐Ÿ’š

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"I was broken mentally, physically & spiritually. I felt like it was my time to die. But some spirits didnโ€™t leave me. One of my friends said I should go get therapy & I did. I came to find out I had so much backed up trauma in my life, I didnโ€™t even know about. That I seen more caution tape than ribbon cuttings & more funerals than weddings

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The inner work started when I took ownership , acknowledgement & held myself accountable for my own actions which the true healing process became easier for me

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Fast forward to January of 2019, I started healing better by working out again and kickboxing . However , a fellow yogi of mine explained that I needed balance in my life & I should incorporate yoga into my practice. As a black man growing up in Newark NJ, yoga was never presented to me as a practice but I told myself this year that I would take more leaps of faith and trust in God during my journey. After my first class I felt that I belong in this space & everything started to change. I was healing better, I was hired with a new career, my family memberโ€™s health from cancer was improving & my spirit was being uplifted

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My ex re-appeared briefly & I almost went back into the dark. But yoga (along with meditation), my tribe & my faith in God kept my light from dimming. Now Iโ€™m finishing up my YTT training and I will be graduating as a Registered Yoga Instructor (RYT 200) to bring yoga back to my community as the first Black Male Yoga Instructor from Newark NJ

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I decided to teach other African American men from my neighborhood that itโ€™s ok to express your feelings . Its ok to receive therapy. Itโ€™s ok to tell another man that you love them. Itโ€™s ok to cry and itโ€™s ok speak your TRUTH. I'm thankful that I can Share my journey and my light with you ๐Ÿ™

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