"Yoga gave me enough strength to fight back my demon, the silent beast: severe depression"

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

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"I discovered yoga via an article I was reading in a journal, I knew nothing about it before that. But

I knew deeply that I was in need of something to help me break my negative habitats & isolation: I cut myself off from the world, at home, alone

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After that I decided to buy an ebook to start getting familiar with the basic asanas. Unfortunately it didn't really do it for me at first. I didn’t know how to build a practice & I wasn't really motivated: that's because I was STILL practicing at home, the same place that for a long time has been my prison

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The real change happened when I started to go to a yoga studio

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The environment was completely different: The energy. Everything.

My yoga studio quickly became my safe space where I could heal myself

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Before yoga I was convinced nothing would have helped me feel better.

I couldn’t see myself projected in future at all. All the dreams & goals I had were vague & impossible to reach

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Yoga gave me back my willing to live 🙏 Gave me enough faith to believe that I am actually here for a reason

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For me, Yoga is that silent internal space

where my thoughts & worries slip away, the mind gets quiet and each part of my body begins to release all the tension. It's

Taught me mindfulness through movement.

It’s walking aimlessly without carrying any precise aim other than the only very thing that counts: be in the here-&-now.

Its how I discover the deepest aspects of myself trough the dance of breath

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Yoga has been my lifesaver, my anchor and my therapy 🙏

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Now my plan is to write my thesis about mental disorders and the healing power of yoga and when I finish my bachelor degree I will do a YTT. Yoga saved my life 💚"