"Yoga became the marker of a ‘beforeʼ & ‘afterʼ in my life. A rebirth.
A new perspective. A new day, every single day on my mat
I got into yoga by accident. But at just the right time.
I saw some crazy pose on Instagram and had to attempt it. I fell down the rabbit hole
and here I am nearly 3 years later . .
I failed at first, and fell a lot, but I can now do that pose which started my journey.. and have grown so much more .
I fell in love with the practice, the movements, the sanctuary that became available to me.
It became an escape.
I found yoga at a challenging time in my life. It ultimately led me to end a long term, destructive relationship.
It gave me the strength to end the relationship
which was unhealthy, draining, & dangerous ..Emotionally ..Mentally ..Sexually ..Physically .
One that was no longer having a positive impact on my life.
One that was compromising to my integrity, safety, and overall self-worth
Yoga forced me to ask the tough questions:
What I wanted
What I deserved
Who I wanted to be .
It made me ask myself what was healthy..physically, emotionally, psychologically.
for my soul & being.
It made me ask how I wanted to move beyond it all:
How I wanted to live.
The energy I wanted to present. ..For others. ..For myself, the energy within myself.
Yoga helped me to come to terms with that
and to find the answers . .
Itʼs been there for me ever since
A creative outlet.
A place to be myself.
A place to turn in hardship,
Yoga comes in so many shapes & sizes. Iʼve played, fumbled, and self-taught the practice you see today.
The physical Asana can be challenging and rewarding. But is not what matters
Whether itʼs 10 minutes on my mat or 2 hours.
It grounds me.
It allows me a few moments to re-center and focus on whatʼs important to me.
Allowing a few moments of mindfulness, meditation, movement, breath
Yoga saved my life