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Meet @tamarayoga.ch sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words ๐Ÿ’š

Yoga helps me in a life of chronic pain from an autoimmune disease & endometriosis."

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Meet @tamarayoga.ch sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words ๐Ÿ’š

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" My whole life, Iโ€™ve always felt different. I never felt that I belonged. I never felt at home anywhere. When I was little it was because my accent was different, my skin & my hair darker, my parents were both foreigners. The feeling followed me throughout the whole duration of my schooling

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In high school it made me so insecure, I felt that something was wrong with me, and I didnโ€™t have a boyfriend until I was 18. During my studies I rebelled against what was taught to me because I felt it wasnโ€™t rooted in reality

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Then I had to travel to Latin America by myself & thought that if I moved to Mexico I would feel that I belonged there. I pretended I was Mexican for three years & then I was doing so bad I was disassociating I had to move back home. This feeling that Iโ€™m fundamentally different still sits with me today most of the time

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But then I found yoga. I was never โ€œgoodโ€ at it, I was never skinny or super fit or flexible, but I instantly felt that I belonged ๐Ÿ™

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Yoga brought me a sense of belonging from the inside. That this is right. Itโ€™s the only time a teacher told me โ€œyou were meant for thisโ€. The only thing that makes me feel that Iโ€™m working hand in hand with the universe when Iโ€™m sharing it

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Yoga taught me that itโ€™s ok to be uncomfortable. That the body is not the enemy. That I am much stronger than I give myself credit for. That it will always be there for me

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Yoga helps me in a life of chronic pain from an autoimmune disease & endometriosis.

By moving in a gentle way & combining it with soft techniques to get back in the body (breathing techniques, mindfulness, self-love and compassion) we allow the muscles to relax and the energy to circulate. We create more space, which reduces inflammation, reduces pain

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Yoga brings me home. Literally.

I belong. On the mat

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My heart is full of gratitude for this practice that welcomed me with open arms, never judging me.

(Aaaand Iโ€™m tearing up!)

Life has its own little ways of showing us the way.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผโœจ๐Ÿ’—

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