It sounds like a cliche, but yoga is changing every aspect of my life. I’m currently doing my 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Atmananda in New York.

I discovered yoga by chance in the spring of 2016.I was having a really bad month with migraines and chronic pains, and was lying on the floor on my wifes foam roller trying to find some relief from. For some reason, in some way, I needed up in what I now know is the pole position (or Halasana), and for the first time in weeks, I found myself relieved from pain.

What yoga does to my body, my spirit, my everything is just mind blowing. I feel strong and soft at the same time. Confident. It's super intense when I'm standing there trying to balance and breathe and focus, but I know it will pass and I know it is so-so good for me. I am so thankful ♥️

Yoga helps me deal with my life long struggles with anxiety and depression, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder , and it keeps my body from deteriorating during my darkest periods where ai honestly can’t even get out of bed. Yoga gives me the energy I need to push through. It rejuvenates, heals and encourages me. In yoga, I find hope and fire. and I find purpose.

I believe yoga is for EVERY BODY. Young, old, big, small, able bodies and «disabled» bodies. I believe yoga can help absolutely ANYONE.

I believe in mother earth, in kindness, in karma, in science and that in the end, whatever comes, will come, no matter what.

Inhale. Exhale. Repeat.

Om Shanti

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