#Throwback to my yoga teacher training, which changed my life in a much more dramatic way than I ever could have imagined. Looking at this picture from just over a year ago, I hardly recognize myself, as so much has changed since this stage of my life.
I knew it would be a huge step along my journey of personal growth, but now, over a year later, many of the things that began at my teacher training have become integral parts of my identity. During these short 28 days I started truly believing that everything happens for a reason, and that everything happens exactly the way it’s supposed to. I began walking barefoot, became comfortable with nudity, learned how to slackline, came out as bisexual, opened up about having bipolar disorder, and learned a lot about love (both for myself, and for others). Since this time, my ability to control my mind has only continued to increase, as has my confidence, and my compassion.
When I was 13 years old and my father took me to my first yoga class, I knew then and there that I wanted to take a yoga teacher training course (before I even knew what “yoga” was), but I couldn’t have imagined how significantly it would impact my life. Just over a year after my training, my body and mind are much stronger and more flexible than they’ve ever been. There have been many stepping stones along my journey, but taking a yoga teacher training was definitely a life changing leap in the right direction.
I think it's funny when people think those who do yoga are supposed to be calm and serene.
We're all here because we're nuts 😉
Channeling my inner mermaid today! Picturing myself on the beach with waves crashing, seagulls swooping, and my toes in the sand 🐚🌊🌴 Yoga is not only for physical benefit... and it's not only for mental or spiritual benefit either. Yoga is a personal journey into and through yourself. It's different for everyone, I think. Because we are all so wonderfully different. Yoga found me in a time when I had no clue where my life was heading. I was spiralling. I had lived so long outside of my own wants and needs that I had almost disappeared completely. Yoga forced me back to myself. Reintroduced me to me in all ways possible.
As a mom, it's all too easy to lose yourself. Yoga was something that at first I thought was only for me. My practice would benefit myself only. But I was so mistaken. Not only have I slowly crept closer to my own genuine happiness and place of peace, but I am now able to be closer to the Mom and wife that I truly wanted to be and felt I was failing miserably at. My kids have noticed the change. My husband has noticed the change.
The physical changes can be easily noticed, but there are things that only you and those closest to you will see. Those changes will be EVERYTHING 💓 Struggle on, lovelies!