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

"My husband was diagnosed with an incurable cancer & overnight I was thrust into a life of unknowns"


"Everything that mattered previously was insignificant, suddenly life as a supporter, caregiver, & advocate for a rare cancer patient was my primary focus

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Life riddled with anxiety, I would find myself unable to breath yet trying to bury the internal panic to better support my husband & our three children under 4 years old

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Yoga had always been something I had practiced, but it now became my anchor. Finding strength on my mat gave me strength in the crazy life that was my existence

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Breathing through difficult asanas gave me the confidence to learn to breath again through the anxiety & pain that comes with seeing your loved one battle a disease. The mindfulness that existed during yoga became the mindfulness that kept me in the present moment with my family

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Slowly life began to change. Our circumstances didn’t, given that my partner has had no reprieve from his cancer battle. But yoga gives life & purpose to the valuable hours and minutes and seconds of each day. It breathed life into a soul that felt crushed, making me human again to love & feel joy despite the darkness that is cancer

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We were encouraged to make big life changes, which included a move across the country back home to California, settling in a mountain home that provided the healing elements of nature & the calm that comes with that environment

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I began teaching yoga, my goal being to share the strength this practice had given me with others who were fighting battles of their own. Becoming a warrior from the inside out lead me to see the warrior in each student on their mat even if they don’t see it there themselves

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My daily practice has become a guiding light to my walk as a caregiver, wife, mother, & teacher helping me to show gratitude with each present moment of life, because no other moment is guaranteed. Together this family is living life fiercely, loving deeply, & finding peace together. #yogasavedmylife & is continuing to save my family one day at a time"