"Yoga saves my life every day. I struggle with depression"

Meet actor, producer, yogini Ruby @whatsgoldin sharing her #yogasavedmylife story with us. These are her words

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"Depression runs in the family, unfortunately

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I was in denial for most of my life

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I tried therapy once, couldn't stand it

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Didn't want to be on medication

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But I was deeply unhappy. I knew I needed to do something about it. And that's where yoga came in 🙏

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It didn't work right away. It took some time. I didn't know it was really saving me. But one day, after practicing consistently for months, I decided I needed to go to India. Alone

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It was the most life-changing thing I have ever done

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That trip showed me that where I was, my life as it was, didn't have to be it. My life could be so much more. It gave me the courage to move across the country, a move I had been wanting to make for years but was too scared to do

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This move taught me to let go of things and people that do not serve me. It taught me that I do not need to hold onto negativity

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I still practice yoga daily and am now also a 500-hr certified teacher

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I return to my mat constantly

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I cry on it

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I let things go on the mat

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I let negative narratives die there

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I am reborn on my mat

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Time & time again

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I don't where I would be if I hadn't taken that first class. Yoga is so much more than just a class or a movement. It is a deep meditation and it is also a community. A union 🙏

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Ruby ❤"