Meet Italian yogini Luana @_laluly_ Sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words

"I suffered with panic attacks & anxiety, & I was looking for something calming for my mind & nourishing for my body


My yoga journey began as a challenge for myself.

I was deeply unsatisfied with my job & I felt like I just needed more out of life

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I hadn't ever engaged in any physical activity regularly before, but one day I stumbled across videos of @lascimmiayoga on YouTube and I tried some classes of Vinyasa style. I was hooked. Every morning I woke up thinking about my practice

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I couldn't stop trying postures and breathing techniques.

I soon realized that when I was on my mat I was focused and confident . My anxiety and panic attacks belonged to another person when I was practicing yoga. It was a process of discovery, of discovering a whole new me. I started studying the philosophy of yoga & I never stopped practicing

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I moved from Italy to the USA where I'm now doing yoga teacher training, I have a blog and I am just determined to share my yoga love with everyone! .

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The more I practice the more I realize that I am a new person, and I'm still growing

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I still suffer from anxiety, but the difference is that now I have the tools to deal with it. I'm not Wonderwoman, but nothing is impossible. I am strong and my body and my mind are working together

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I've learned to listen and respect my body's needs: so maybe one day I need Vinyasa, but maybe the day after I need a restorative practice. It's ok. I work everyday on my balance - both on and off the mat

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Because of yoga I'm more friendly, more confident, more happy and I have the life that I've really chosen for myself: because yoga makes my life real, full of possibilities, balance, emotions, love and awarness! .

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Yoga changed and saved my life 🙏 .

Namaste, Luana ❤