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

"Throughout high school & college I never had any self confidence or self esteem. I struggled with binge eating, even though I hated the way I looked & if I wasn’t working or doing school work I was usually sleeping


I’ve struggled with anxiety & depression for as long as I can remember. ↠ 4 years ago I dropped out of my first college program, I was lost, I didn’t think I could do it, I had no desire to get up for classes. Dropping out led me to trying to work on myself by telling my family about a traumatic childhood experience (that I choose not to share here today)

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I ended up going to my doctors & he put me on an antidepressant. ↠ While trying to work on myself & thinking antidepressants were going to fix it all, I started partying a lot etc. I started losing a lot of weight which caused a lot more anxiety because of people commenting on my weight & I had no explanation on how I was losing it, I was ashamed

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2 years ago my boyfriend and I (now fiancé) moved in together

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Still struggling with my anxiety & depression, being inconsistent with my meditation & still lost

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Then in February 2018 I tried yoga for the first time. I wasn’t consistent with it, probably only did it once or twice a month but I remember it made me feel so good afterward

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December 2018 I picked up my mat again & haven’t looked back. I feel like a completely different person. It’s helped me change my mind set, helped me find confidence & self esteem. I’ve come to realize we are in control of our own happiness

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I still have a lot of growing to do & I still do have bad days but I’ve definitely come a long way 💚