Meet Lana'i @shimmybone sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words💚

"My father was battling cancer. It was so hard to see a man that was literally a ball of energy become fragile & in need of our assistance. It was hard to see him suffer, not so much the pain & discomfort, but seeing him have so much zeal inside just disappear


I hadn't made the connection that moving my body and exercise might help me cope mentally.

The reason that I got into health + fitness at first was because of a bet I did with two friends: the - “Let’s see who can get the fittest by March!” type of bet 😅

Well... what started as a bet became my source of passion and haven of peace in such a difficult time in my family’s life. •

I began to start dabbling with Yoga here & there and NOW everything makes so much sense

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Yoga helped me accept things.

I didn’t know much about the practice but I knew that my mind needed it... especially after the really hard days

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Yoga was a different way to get my frustration out.

It taught me TO CRY. It taught me to feel the weakness + the pain my heart carried in such an empowering way. It helped me cope. .


If you know your thoughts are all over the place and you find yourself restless, maybe try to practice some stillness. Breathe.

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Our mind’s need stillness to process big things and sometimes our minds will need help to find that stillness

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And there's different ways to find that space, that stillness. Maybe it will look like writing, singing, or art/photography. Maybe it is working out, working on your car, or going to the beach. Breathe. It can all be yoga

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Whatever that is that helps you cope... do it. For me it was yoga.

Find what you love. Feel it. Every moment & let it heal you 🙏🏻