#Repost@hugatr33 with @get_repost Starting my insta day with sharing this story that touched my heart. We all come from different backgrounds and went through different experiences but it’s what we do with it now that matters. We can let it brake us or make us stronger more kind, compassionate and loving. And here’s a great example of the power of yoga. Thank you so much for sharing darling Handstands instead of Cocktails.
I'll never forget the first time I had an emotional response in yoga. It was one of the very first classes I ever took that I was fully present for. I found myself connected to my soul for the first time, in a hip opener, in treatment for my alcoholism in April of 2014. It was such a vulnerable feeling, tears pouring down my cheeks, yet inside of this sadness was so much hope and a small piece of love and empathy I finally had for my younger self.
The young girl that lived her life feeling less than, abandoned by my father, not ever feeling loved by my mother. And surviving horrible abuse by the hands of a person that said they loved me. I didn't know love, or trust at all.
I was holding so much trauma inside of every nook and space of my mind and body. In these moments we connect to love in every shape and meaning of the word. Spirit, self, life. Love is all around and inside of us, we just have to be willing to shed parts of ourselves and open up to feel it. To see it, and give it back. We have to believe we deserve it. Numbing my way through most of my adulthood finally brought me to surrendering that April. Surrendering my will and finding the tools and people to help me learn to love myself whole again. I dove into meditation and yoga immediately and almost four years later I can truly say this practice saved my life. I've found passion, humility, strength, and most importantly myself.
I've been able to create a healthy balance in my life and at 38 years old I can finally look in the mirror and love the person I see. It isn't always easy, but it is always worth it. #yogasavedmylife #selftaught#selfpractice#mentalhealth#loveyourself#loveyoga#upsidedown#recoveryisworthit#writerscorner ##recovering#alcoholism
Thank you soooo much to the wonderful hosts and generous sponsors of this challenge !!! Thank you to all the participants and supporters . Thank you for choosing me as one of the winners and congratulations to other winners.I’ve never won any challenge before and if I’m honest I never join them to win. I like the actual challenge of it . I learn new things, new poses , new ways of executing them as well as push myself a little bit further , I meet new people. But I must admit it feels damn good to win a pressie as well . So so excited to get my very own first pair of @niyama_sports leggings. Watch this space , there will be a lot of legs #Repost@faithfoxmama with @get_repost
Thank you to all the gorgeous souls who joined us in a week of lizardly play!
We were blown away by your creativity!
We hope you all had as much fun as we did in #lizardlylines .
It was truly hard to pick winners, you were all amazing!
Those that receive a little extra love this time are: