Meet @izzi.rose_yoga sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words 💚

"In 2014, I was diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa. After one of the hardest battles of my life, I recovered… Only to develop Depression a few years later. Let’s just say, my teenage years were brutal"

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Meet @izzi.rose_yoga sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words 💚

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"Thankfully, however, it was around the beginning of all of this that my mum took me to my first yoga class. At the beginning, it felt almost like an out-of-body experience. Even though I despised my body all the rest of the time, I felt strangely caring and compassionate towards myself. The only thing I can liken it to is a mother caring for her child. With the help of yoga, I found a new, positive and powerful inner dialogue

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One of the things that I love most about yoga is that it is so grounding and holistic. In most other kinds of exercise that I’ve done (weight-lifting, running etc), wanting to lie down is a sign of weakness. In yoga, we call it savasana and use it to take care of ourselves! As a Philosophy student, I have also been drawn to yogic philosophy, especially Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra. Particularly in the last few months, these have been a reliable guide to my practice and sequencing. I aim to keep these at the forefront for the rest of my yoga journey

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What does my life look like now? I’m strong, I’m thriving, I’m driven and I love my body. As anyone that has had mental health problems will know, it still remains as a little niggling voice in the back of your head. However, yoga has given me a healthy and nurturing place to go when I’m experiencing that. My mat offers me the space to be completely myself and remember my worth

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I’m now training to be a yoga teacher, so that I can lift other people up and help them find their way to acceptance as well. My mission is to promote ‘ego-free, feel-good yoga’. As I wrote in a poem that I wrote when I was anorexic, ‘I’ll carry the torch for other people like me, I’ll lead the troubled to victory’. That dream feels a little more possible now 🙏

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The photo means a lot to me, taken on my first hike after I finally kicked Anorexia to the curb"


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