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

"I would like to say “my yoga story” is over, but it has just begun. I would also like to say 'Yoga saved my life' but yoga is still saving my life. Every time I fall down, it picks me up


The last few years I have been really working on myself spiritually to pull myself out of a serious depression. I read countless books on self help, mindfulness, buddhism & Toltec traditions. These definitely helped me & I can confidently say that they are the reason I can now make lemonade out of life's lemons

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Fast forward to a year ago, to the new me, the me I like, yet the me that still continued to fall down & drown the missing piece of me with wine & poor decisions. Repetitively

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Last December I took a half day from work, which resulted in me yet again retreating to try to re-find myself, yet again. I literally cut my own hair (I’m a hairdresser so it’s not as crazy as it sounds), deleted all of the dating sites I was on, & signed up for a new student special at a Bikram yoga studio

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Bikram studio is my Sangha. Now, obviously bikram doesn’t do all of the asanas out there. I love my sangha but craved more. I read a yoga beginners book & now have a book on yoga anatomy. I’m obsessed.

After a breakup in July I started on Instagram as a journal for me & I love seeing other people’s stories & progress. Wow there's so many talented people that also have their own story

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Yoga was the missing piece in my life. You can read the books: but until you connect your mind & soul with the body, it’s incomplete. Sometimes it’s the only thing that can calm the 'mitote' in my head

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I often fall back on my butt, emotions resurface, & like yesterday, I walk into the hot room feeling defeated. Literally, I throw myself down on my mat & start moving & stretching: the mind gets quiet & after being told what to do for 90 minutes in a room with both familiar & unfamiliar faces; new energy & old, I feel at home again. I feel peace. Listening to my body & connecting it to my souls bring me home every time

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Yoga didn’t just save my life, it saves my life on the daily 💚 Michelle