"Yoga helps me face, even embrace, my anxiety & auto immune disorder like nothing else"

Meet retreat leader & yoga teacher Shannon @mindbodycomplete sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words 💚

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"As much as each of us want a magic pill to make everything that is wrong, right, there isn’t one such thing.  There is, however, one thing that comes close: the ability to connect ones mind and ones body in a harmonious, present moment. It is a gift. This is yoga to me

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I have struggled with anxiety since high school.  25+ years later, it still creeps up on me, but I am able to embrace my anxiety in a way today, without medication, in a way I never could before- and that is with my yoga practice

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Yoga allows me to drop into my body and to create a union with my mind, heart and spirit.  It allows me to not fret about the past or worry about the future.  It allows expansion, growth and stillness

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Yoga is my anti-anxiety prescription.  It is also the reason I don’t have body aches from my auto immune disorder

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And, it is the reason I don’t hide in the closet from my children or from daily stressors.  I am grateful, beyond measure, for my time on my mat

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Time to connect

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Mind and Body"