Read how yoga impacts Shelly’s life. Excerpt, “I realized this was a new path for me. A practice of patience, long-term growth, and self-acceptance. I have also learned the art of forgiveness. I forgave myself and what I perceived as my broken body and I learned to love it again after it failed me.”
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Read how yoga impacts Aubrey’s life. Excerpt, “Yoga has taught me that things in life are hard, some are more difficult than others, but you show up and get the work done. The challenging times will not last forever and they will forever make you stronger.”
Read how yoga impacts Deeana’s life. Excerpt, “…[Yoga] has helped me to accept things as they are, especially those things in life that I can not change. It has helped me to let go of the judgments that I had placed on myself and learn to love who I am now.”
Read how yoga impacts Brenda’s life. Excerpt, “…I would wake up some mornings and not even want to get out of bed. I would tell myself get up, go to class, go to your mat, and you will feel better.”
Read how yoga impacts Taylor’s life. Excerpt, “…Yoga has taught me that it is okay to feel emotions – all emotions – not just happiness, and that difficulty may only last a short period with a new chance to grow always waiting around the corner.”
Read how yoga impacts Penny’s life. Excerpt, “…I am becoming different each time I get on my mat. I face who I am (and who I am not) and learn that it’s OK. As the emotions come up in practice, I am learning to acknowledge them and let go and look to what’s ahead.”
Read how yoga impacts Carrie’s life. Excerpt, “I had hardened myself to avoid vulnerability. I was afraid to have to feel that pain again. I wasn’t ready to let anyone in. I was impatient and quick to judge, but not just to others around me, but mostly to myself…”
You are encouraged to push yourself, take time for yourself, to be okay with loving yourself, and to shift the dialogue that we have in our minds starts to say, “Yes I can.”… Read more.
The what-ifs became less and my over-analyzing mind quieted. I have become a calmer person when worrying about my health…. Read more.