Meet Olga @spiritual_bish Sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us 💚

"My name is Olga and I’m an addict. Between ages 12 & 24 I was living on the frontlines, a drug & alcohol battlefield. It started out innocently but kept progressing. By the time I was 19 I was in a gang, hustling & up to no good in the streets of NYC. By 23 I was homeless & almost died of an overdose. My parents shipped me off to Poland for yet another rehab, but this time it stuck"

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"That was over 15 years ago today and I’m grateful everyday for my new life, if I would’ve kept going I would’ve been dead or in jail like most of my friends (and I keep receiving that news😢)

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I started practicing yoga 5 years ago because I thought it would help me stretch after the gym, but then I found I was sick with cancer

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My asana & meditation practice helped me through it, quieted my mind, changed my perspective & gave me strength & faith in myself & a higher power

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Ever since the doctors told me I was cancer free two and a half years ago, I’ve been waking up each morning with a grateful heart ❤️

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A life threatening illness & near death experience tends to change a person. My priorities shifted & so did my view on life, because you never know how long you’ve got. Since then I quit my job as an English teacher & have started teaching yoga and meditation

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My Sadhana (yoga & spiritual practice) has helped me heal my body & spirit & I want to give this gift to others, that’s why I started teaching. We are all so much stronger than we know, it’s never too late to change & healing is possible!

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If you or anyone you know is suffering from addiction just know you are not alone and that there is HOPE. Everyone thought I was a lost cause, but it’s never too late to turn your life around. ❤️ Olga

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