"My brother Jhmil was murdered as he was commuting home from his internship in 2004"

"My brother Jhmil was murdered as he was commuting home from his internship in 2004

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My name is @shardaylight

& this is my #yogasavedmylife story. We all have a story & sharing mine feels so liberating

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I had a solid foundation growing up. I look back & count my blessings everyday. But then my older brother was murdered, his homicide was never solved & mine & my parents lives changed traumatically

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In an attempt to start over, my parents moved down south & I choose to stay up north & finish college because I knew this is where my opportunities were. I was 19 at the time, lost & in no way ready to face life without my family unit

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In my search to find family, I joined a sorority in 2007. I made a myriad of mistakes along my path. Fast forward to 2015. I got into a relationship that lasted until 2018 until I ended things after my former partner physically assaulted me when I showed proof of his ongoing cheating

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My life felt like hell on earth at the time with no hope of escaping. Friendships started deteriorating & I felt alone. I had to drastically change & rediscover the authentic Sharday, minus the ego. In retrospect I had absolutely no love for myself & as a result, my external world was a reflection of my inner turmoil

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Incorporating yoga in my daily life has drastically changed my perspective on how I live. I’ve been practicing yoga for almost 8 years now but consistently since 2019

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Yoga broke my negative & toxic patterns & as a result, a new world emerged. Yoga has taught me that the best relationship you will ever have is the one with yourself, your Higher Self. I recently began my yoga teacher training at @highenergyfusionyoga & it’s already transformative

. Everything happens for a reason & I know on a visceral level that I’m meant to walk this yogic path. I’m so grateful for all the souls I’ve met

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I would not be the woman I am today without those encounters. Yoga is so much more than asana, it’s non attachment & liberating. I was once ashamed of my wounds but as Rumi said, “The wound is the place where the light enters you.'' I am exactly where I’m meant to be filled with infinite gratitude & expansion 💚


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