Through abuse, struggles with alcohol, depression & anxiety, yoga has been my therapy

Updated: Jan 13, 2019

"Through abuse, struggles with alcohol, depression & anxiety, yoga has been my therapy, helped me feel alive, find balance and most importantly feel like I am going to be okay!

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Hi! I’m Gabrielle 👋⁣⁣@resilient_yoga

⁣I’m a 29 year old Michigander, mother of a handsome son and a beautiful daughter. This is my #yogasavedmylife story

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Yoga is much more than just a physical activity for me. Yoga has been life changing. Yoga has been my hammer & has smashed through many layers of pain and self doubt

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I've witnessed first hand the power & healing that yoga brings. In seeing all that yoga has given back to my life it is my deepest desire to share this tool with others. We all face dark times but we must fight back! Yoga is my strong right hook! 💪⁣⁣

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Thats Wild thing in my first photo: one of my favorite poses! It evokes such a feeling of freedom & bliss in my soul.

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Letting go of the past has not always been easy for me. I realized I was so busy looking back, stuck in the pain, the mistakes & the trauma of the past, that I was unable to see the beauty in the present. Not anymore! I’m letting go of any shame, guilt, hurt & doubt! Another thing I am learning to let go of is the need to be in control. I am learning to trust that what is meant to be

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Check out my last photo above👆

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⁣The picture on the left shows a woman who was so lost and broken. A woman who was neglecting herself in every way. The picture on the left shows a woman home alone on a Saturday, drinking her night away. You can see the emptiness & loss of life in my eyes

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The picture on the right shows a woman renewed; practicing self-care, Yoga! .

Clearer skin, healthier, hope in her eyes & a smile on her face & in her heart. A woman who values life & cherishes every precious moment. A woman who now sees her scars as a symbol of strength, survival & power. A woman who has learned to love herself again & come to realize that my worst day sober is better than my best day drunk!

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Nobody can do it alone so thank you to all who travel with me as my journey continues & I hope to be there for you as you travel through yours

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⁣Namaste🙏❤️⁣⁣ ॐ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

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