Meet Kelsey @namasteatpeace sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words 💚

"My life got turned upside down before I could even catch myself. I was diagnosed with depression, anxiety, adhd, ankylosing spondylitis, anti-phospholipid syndrome, ptsd, and panic attacks. On top of that I lost my career job 2 weeks after graduating college. With my health declining, I felt lost"

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"It wasn’t until my doctor introduced me to yoga that I began to feel empowered again. I wanted to help people, to teach people to take care of themselves

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By doing that, I needed to put myself first. So I did just that. I started my own company to help empower others that are dealing with hardships or just wanting to start living happier, healthier lives

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Yoga has taught me to love myself for what I am and everything I have. From the thoughts I think, to the food I eat

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I am here to say: Without yoga, I probably wouldn’t be here today

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Don’t let someone’s smile fool you. Especially mine. I’m really good at hiding how I truly feel to create a space for healing for others. With all the pain and suffering I have endured I keep smiling to help other people smile. A lot of us aren't okay. Like me.

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The truth is I have been diagnosed with Complex-PTSD. I have had it for several years, but just recently got diagnosed. I’m writing this post to let the world know that people with PTSD aren’t crazy. I have just have had crazy experiences for a long period of time. Making me feel unsafe, unheard, unloved, unappreciated, and just scared for my life

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Feelings of hope even while I’m having a flashback. Wiping the tear before it even forms.

Healing hasn’t been easy, but I wouldn’t be able to do the work I do without my trauma. Everyday I wake up pushing my self to push kids that are struggling. Teaching kids how to love and be loved 💚"

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