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

"In 2016, my husband got a massive blood clot in his upper chest & arm. Our life & dreams turned upside down


My husbands blood clot was massive: ! Meaning two weeks in the ICU, multiple surgeries, massive. He was told he would have to stop working in his profession & also learn to become left handed. We were devastated, heartbroken, & confused. Not only was this a huge monumental life shift, but we had big plans for 2016. We had hoped to sell our home, give away most of our belongings & move into our 19’ RV & travel full time

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We spent two months sulking, depressed, & confused about what to do with our lives now. Then, someone convinced me to take a yoga class with her. A sixty minute, hot power vinyasa class. It was so difficult, so sweaty, so challenging, but for the first time in months - I didn’t think about my depression, my husband, my fears - I didn’t think about anything

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That first class provided me 60 minutes where my only thoughts were on how to get my body into the next posture: it was hard, then finally some moments of peace at the end. I was hooked

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We began to go three times a week until I soon made it a daily habit. Suddenly, my body was allowing my mind to let go of expectations & finally accept the situation: my husband is alive, & that is all that matters

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Practicing yoga allowed me to be grateful for the gifts we had, instead of comparing them to what I thought we should have. .

Without really thinking, I enrolled in teacher training. Before I knew it I held a 200 hour certification with the sole mission of wanting to teach yoga to people who were battling life circumstances out of their control

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My entire teaching career has involved giving back - offering free or $5 yoga in under-served neighborhoods, to people in recovery from drug & alcohol addiction, to people of all ages & abilities in parks. Yoga saved me, yoga taught me acceptance, & yoga gave me access to freedom and joy. Helping me deal with my autoimmune disease. I am grateful every single day that I get to practice yoga & share it with others 🙏

All the love 💚 Molly"