"Yoga has been a great tool for me to use during my healing of old wounds. I don’t think I’d be able to keep up in my therapy if it wasn’t for my home yoga practice. I have learned to listen to my body, & I’m healing from injuries & autoimmune disorders I didn’t even know existed within my body. I am learning how to be patient with myself through every part of life, the good and the bad. It’s all perspective. I choose to respond to life instead of react. I choose to thrive. I’m the strongest I’ve ever been, mentally, emotionally, and especially physically" . . "As I’ve been progressing through #emdrtherapy, I’ve had to really learn how to be patient and compassionate with myself as I experience a range of emotions during processing. I live by limitations of whether or not my sympathetic nervous system will send me into freeze mode. I unexpectedly cancel events, panic takes over, fear swallows me whole at times, I find myself unable to pick myself up & guilt myself for feeling that way. I allow myself to feel these emotions & let them pass. I am healing. It is not easy. It is worth it. I am worth it. You are worth it! . In my last session, I spent some time talking with my therapist on the benefits of #traumainformedyoga & EMDR therapy, & there have been studies around the two. Yoga improves the success rate of EMDR therapy versus therapy & meds alone . Yoga allows us to move and brings us a new sense of mind-body awareness. The breath & movement connected. Staying in our bodies when there’s pain or discomfort. Learning to be okay with what is as is right now. Acceptance. And ultimately, happiness . The point of all of this? Find your yoga. Find something that allows you to move through your emotions. Keep reaching out to loved ones. You’re not alone!"