Twice in my life I seriously considered ending it. Yoga saved my mind, body & awakened my soul


Meet @miriamrees sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words

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"I always looked to others to find myself, then at the age of 31, following my divorce, I died inside

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I was born in Hackney, London to a Muslim father & a Christian mother who was 20 at the time. My mother had her first child, my beautiful sister, at the age of 17. After a turbulent few years my mother took the brave decision to move away to Wales to ensure we had a more stable upbringing. I watched the men I grew up around treating my mum in an unkind way

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Aged 13 I found solace in a boyfriend & this continued until I was 31. I realise as I watch tears fall down my husband’s face that I didn’t know a thing about myself & I was following what I thought I should do in life (married, house, possibly upcoming children). Once I had told him our relationship was over I knew I had broken my heart as well as his & others. I felt like I had died inside & it was the worst pain I could ever imagine

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Twice in my life I have seriously considered taking my own life & this time I was ready to leave

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A year and a half later my friend suggested I go to a yoga retreat in Ibiza, I had no idea I was about to be saved from the darkness. I was in and guided onto the most incredible path. I spent 5 days with angels who opened my eyes to the world & the higher powers who were watching over me

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Two years later & my life is now a combination of beauty, amazement & complete joy. Yoga saved my mind, body and awakened my soul

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I meditate every day & practice 2-3 times a week. I feel almost at peace when I’m in practice and I’m lucky enough to live in London where we have the most incredible teachers

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I’ve gone from being an anxious, over thinker who found my happiness in other people or in drugs & alcohol (to the point where I thought I was not going to make it to the end of the year) to feeling calm, content & at peace with myself

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I am now focused on helping others who are struggling to finding their power & living this beautiful life in the way they deserve 💚 Miriam"