Meet @kiarakober sharing #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words 馃挌

"Yoga became the marker of a 鈥榖efore始 & 鈥榓fter始 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 .

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I fell in love with the practice, the movements, the sanctuary that became available to me.

It became an escape.

Completely transformative

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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

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Yoga forced me to ask the tough questions:

What I wanted

What I deserved

Who I wanted to be .

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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 . .

It始s been there for me ever since

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A creative outlet.

A place to be myself.

A place to turn in hardship,

Sadness,

Joy

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Yoga comes in so many shapes & sizes. I始ve played, fumbled, and self-taught the practice you see today.

The physical Asana can be challenging and rewarding. But is not what matters

most

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Whether it始s 10 minutes on my mat or 2 hours.

It grounds me.

It allows me a few moments to re-center and focus on what始s important to me.

Allowing a few moments of mindfulness, meditation, movement, breath

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Yoga saved my life

Yesterday

Today