Meet Nicolas de Villada @yoginicolas sharing his #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are his words

"Before there was yoga in my life I was a mess. I was a black hole. Sucking in & destroying anything that got close enough to me


My life has never been the same since teacher training. Because of Yoga I now feel strong enough to be there for myself & also for the people that matter for me.

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There's so much evil in this world, so much suffering and pain. Sometimes I can get caught up in it. I'll let my guard down and break down crying as I watch children being pummeled by wars & starvation. I can just imagine the suffering they are going through

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That's one of the reasons I practice. I wanna be the best version of myself. I don't want to take this life for granted, & I don't want to grow old and realize I've contributed to the problem more than to the solution.

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Yoga is about finding that balance between effort & surrender. Their is always room for improvement but I feel confident in my ability to produce effort in things I do

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I’ve fallen so many times in life. I’ve been told and have experienced some pretty unpleasant things. I’ve lost family members to mental illness & drug addiction. My mom won’t even talk to me to this day. I struggle with feelings of not being good enough. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed & just wanna disappear. I feel so hard sometimes that I wish I could just numb it all away

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Yet the more I practice & meditate the more I realize that I can challenge these thoughts & feelings. Not by ignoring them or drugging them out but by acknowledging them & meeting them head on. Going through them & seeing what’s on the other side

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If your struggling it’s okay. I struggle everyday. Reach out and talk to me or someone about what’s going on. By acknowledging the big bad wolf we diminish its power and influence over us! ❤️"