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

"Back in high school, I struggled to find confidence and acceptance for myself and turned to eating disorders. I worked out far too much and even did yoga, but I did not understand much about the ancient practice. I never felt good enough. For 8 years, I battled bulimia on and off

I was never neglected or abused, but my eating disorder & distorted body image shadowed much of my teenage and early 20s years. When I started dating my now husband, I began to truly see myself & slowly let go of my harmful behavior

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For a while, I was still in fear of exercise, scared that I would overdo it again & fall down a treacherous path

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That's when I found yoga, again. I always stretched and enjoyed it, but soon discovered how to challenge myself while not overdoing it. I gently began asana practices at home and saw my mind and life transform. I started practicing daily, almost 10 years ago, & my life shifted

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My issues with eating were in the past; I craved the movement because it made me FEEL good; I threw myself into philosophy; and I read and talked about yoga as much as possible. I did a teacher training and see it as one of the very best things I did for myself

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With yoga, I have rediscovered myself. I have learned how to accept myself, when to sit with my breath, and when to slow down. My practice helped me stay flexible and balanced during pregnancy, calmer in stressful times, and compassionate in recovery from eating disorders

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I am so grateful for the peace and kindness the yoga practice has given me. I now share my appreciation for yoga through teaching and publishing my ebook: Healing Yoga @healing_yogalife 💚"

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Sarie 🙏