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

"My son was born & died on the 3rd of September 2018. Jasper was healthy, had a great body weight for a premature baby at 26 weeks. However he had a condition that we were unaware off. My son was unable to be saved


Previously, I had been anesthetized from reality, locked inside a self-created mental hell. Finding yoga & meditation, I became aware of the mental seeds I was sowing for myself. As this awareness grew my depression, anxiety & chronic stress became a faint memory

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However, life is never predictable. The entire pregnancy was a physical & mental struggle. As if exhaustion & endurance were competing like competitive kids within my body

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At week 5 I was diagnosed with severe morning sickness or what’s known as "hyperemesis gravidarum" (which means "excessive vomiting during pregnancy"). This includes several hospital visits for dehydration & the only way to stop the vomiting is to take medication. The vomiting stopped, but I was always nauseous

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I thought I was finally finding a rhythm between having a toddler, severe morning sickness & a being a university student when my waters broke at 23 weeks. I was hospitalized & on strict bedrest until my son was delivered September 3 2018.

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I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy, Jasper. But as his mother, I felt like because of his death, it was me & my body that failed him. I thought I had been through the toughest part of my life already, but I was wrong

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Reconnecting with yoga was not easy. It felt so disconnected to my body, mind & soul. The BEST thing about yoga is that it has so many levels. So, I just started very slowly with very light stretches and quick meditation. Every time I started to give up on my workout session or meditation. Slowly day by day I would build on this. Some days I would give up & others I wouldn’t even start, but I never quit

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Once again yoga & meditation helped me to reconnect with healing, health & self-love during times of great darkness in my life

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I now have permanent access to a paradise within my own mind, body & soul

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Namaste 🙏 💚