Meet @kylethegrateful sharing his #yogasavedmylife story with us 💚

"I was powerless over my addiction. To this day, I thank the God of my understanding for giving me the courage, the power, & the strength to finally throw my hands up, surrender, & admit that. Not once, but twice because I relapsed almost 6 months in during my first go at recovery. I say this with pride now, when before I was quite ashamed"

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"It wasn’t about the drugs. Let me say that again, IT WASNT ABOUT THE DRUGS. They were only a symptom of the bigger problem, which was me

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My inability to deal with life on life’s terms was the problem. My inability to deal with my feelings was the problem. My inability to feel comfortable in my own skin, to be confident in who I was, & respect myself was the problem. Once I came to this realization, navigating my life got easier, but there was still a tremendous amount of work to be done on myself. I knew I was only a bad decision away from picking up again & had to be diligent, smart, & very aware of my disease

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Throughout the years, I tried so many different things, which are life savers for so many people. But, there was only one thing that completely changed my life, opened my eyes, & allowed me to dig deep into my subconscious & rediscover myself. And that, was yoga

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Yoga has taught me how to quiet my mind. When my mind starts to race, uncontrolled, yoga has allowed me to focus on my breath & quiet the chatter

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It’s taught me how to be humble. Humility calls upon us to question ourselves, our motives & actions. In this way, it teaches integrity and honesty. Humility in yoga practice inspires us to explore with an open mind. It allows us to remember that practice is just that: practice. It is not about distinguishing ourselves by performing virtuosic postures. Understanding yoga as practice, rather than performance.


It’s taught me how to be grateful. I take that off my mat into my life every day 💚

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From the bottom of my heart, Thank You Yoga 🙏

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