Meet @maureen212 sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us on. These are her words 💚

"Looking back 10 years ago I was thinking is this it? Is this how life is meant to be? I felt stuck. Stuck in a bad marriage, stuck in a pattern of negative thinking, stuck in a body I never felt comfortable or happy in"

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Meet @maureen212 sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us on. These are her words 💚

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"I felt stuck in every way possible. Sure I was happy being a mom, the one thing I felt I was good at, but in nothing else. Everyone else saw me always smiling but inside I was drowning in a pattern of negative thinking, self doubt, jealousy, regret & emptiness always there

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As my 15 year marriage ended, I felt like I was finally shedding that part of my life! I still felt empty. I met a new love who accepted me & my family with no expectations & I was happy for a while. I felt like my life was turning around. As time passed I fell back into the same pattern of negative thoughts. I was overweight & developed severe lower back pain that confined to bed, immobile. I was depressed & thought the physical pain I was experiencing was going to be a part of me for the rest of my life.  I sought medical treatment & visited a wellness center with a chiropractor & started to reduce inflammation in my body & felt lighter & stronger but again that negative pattern came back. At 40 years old still not comfortable in my skin!

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A good friend of mine asked me to take a Yoga class with her & I went to my first class & never stopped. Yoga saved me from, well, ME & my negative thoughts. Taught me to be aware & accept myself. To be conscious of my actions, emotions & to recognize negative patterns of fear & anxiety and to breathe. It’s taught me to let go of guilt & all things that were preventing me from being happy & at peace with the woman I am. I was co-dependent on others to make me happy & now I am finally happy with me as I am 💚

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At 43 I graduated from my first 200 YTT & it’s been an amazing journey. I will always be a student, & proud to say at 46 I am the strongest I have ever been both in mind & body. I can’t wait for what the future brings but work to live everyday in the present moment 🙏 Maureen"