Meet Miranda @flexiblehappiness sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words ❤

"I was the last person who would have thought Yoga would become such a foundational part of my life, but feel so blessed it showed up in my life when it did


I’ve always been the girl who struggled with her weight

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Back in 2010 I had lap-band weight loss surgery (a tube that is placed around top portion of stomach, restricting the type & quantity of foods that pass through

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I subsequently lost 80lbs but I gained over 120lbs back over the following years.

I was filled with so much disgust & hate for myself.

I forced myself back into Bulimia by having my lap-band tightened SO much that I would throw up most everything I ate, my mentality was so messed up & it was extremely painful to have the food stuck & have to get sick, but I had it in my head that the only way I’d deserve to be skinny was if I suffered through it

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I would eat things knowing I’d get sick, but craved the taste of the “off limit” foods. This happened so much that the foods that were supposed to be able to go through were making me sick too, because my stomach was enflamed

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And then...Yoga saved my life!! It came into my life at my lowest. Yoga changed my inner dialogue from hate to self-love ❤

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I initially went to hot yoga for the physical practice & had no idea that’d it transform my mind!! As I began to watch my body bend & balance in shapes this big gal would’ve told ya weren’t possible! I started to become curious about where else my mind had been holding me back. As I explored, I learned how to be present & grateful for where I’m at while working towards what I want!

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My body began to change in ways like never before when I began expressing love & gratitude towards myself! Taking this loving & grateful approach & applying it to every aspect of my life has been the toughest yet most rewarding year

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Yoga saved me when I was in a serious downward spiral...I’ve made it my mission to share this message of the power of self love! This month I became a certified yoga teacher to help others know YOU ARE ENOUGH exactly as you are & we are all meant to shine ☀