Meet @madisonbrookens Sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words ❤

"My story and journey doesn’t have a significant beginning point but an avalanche of internalized emotions that once consumed me


I had recently gotten out of an abusive relationship and felt demolished, my soul and heart ripped from me. My self esteem was non-existent, anxiety and depression saturated my life

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I had been struggling with an eating disorder and lost 20lbs in one month. I began to faint, lose my hair, felt constant pain in my stomach, have black outs, and slowly lost myself

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The abuse from the relationship I had just gotten out of took the person I used to be. I could no longer lift weights or workout due to the severe weight loss and low energy

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I turned to yoga 🙏

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. My intentions were to continue losing weight, although I was already 110lbs and actively getting smaller. But my journey had just begun, I didn’t expect yoga to impact my life in such a positive manner. At the end of yoga practice I would feel a sense of grounding and acceptance for my body, soul and spirit

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I felt whole again and didn’t want to stop. I started making my practice a part of my morning routine, along with breathing exercises and meditation. .

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My anxiety and depression started to diminish and I felt stronger as a body and a soul. I couldn’t imagine my life currently without yoga, it’s shaped who I am today and affects how I want to help others. Thanks to yoga I now feel a sense of home and community that I hadn’t felt before

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I’ll be a 200hr RYT the end of this month (May 2018) and will finish my 500hr RYT before 2019. My journey and experiences have motivated me to share the power and beauty yoga releases within ones self

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Namaste, Madison 🙏❤"