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

"I have struggled with many health conditions. It seems like they kept tumbling out within the past 6 years. I have ulcerative colitis, an ostomy, suffered a DVT blood clot, kidney stones, psoriasis, illness after illness they continued to find me. Illness after illness I lost more of myself, until I felt transparent and depleted of life"

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

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"I first started yoga as a way to help my healing process, and let’s be honest to become a little more flexible and do a cool pose or two. I was not prepared for yoga to become my healing guide, showing me how to heal and recover

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I had felt like my body had betrayed me, wasn’t mine, or I didn’t want it. I had gone from one of the top competitors of my sport, competing for my province, training for years, to broken. I was completely disconnected when I first hopped on the mat, but I kept rolling it out. As I continued I noticed that two things were happening, I was becoming more flexible, but my thoughts were also becoming much more kind and making me feel love, love I hadn't felt in years, self-love

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While on the mat I was repeating words or healing, of positivity, balance and love to my body. Celebrating its strength, it’s courage, it’s triumph. A complete mindset flip

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Next time illness comes, instead of feeling alienated & at war with my body, I will go to war for my body, & protect the balance with love and care. I have yoga to thank for that 🙏

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Yoga brought healing to the utterly destroyed relationship I had with my body. It brought back balance, love and harmony💚

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Yoga has shown me how to slow down. Yoga has given me calm through my storms. It has provided me with safety, sanctuary, and refuge when I’m at war, with myself, with the world, with my body 🙏

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The balance I feel inside myself will never be enough to keep illness and disease out, however, that is a lovely sentiment. What matters, is that next time it comes, instead of feeling alienated and at war with my body, I will go to war for my body, and protect that balance with love and care. Because that’s what I know now, and that’s what I will seek"

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