How Yoga Empowered My Life

How yoga empowered my life…how has it not? Amiright?

When I was 21, I found my first full-time job as an administrative assistant – no it wasn’t my passion. Continued my studies part-time and pursued a degree in business (that I thought I loved doing). On top of that, I had just gotten out of a 4 year dead-end relationship I was so invested in.

Long story short, I was in a pretty dark place.

Had no idea what I wanted to do life,

not having that person who was a constant in my life for a long time anymore.

Then I stumbled into yoga. Started off practising on my own, watching YouTube videos and such. At the start, I was definitely only focused and interested in nailing the different asanas. But I loved it. They were like challenges and were things that helped and kinda distracted me from being sad and closed up in my black hole.

Only started going for proper classes in studios months after, that’s when I learned about proper breathing, focusing on how I felt physically and more importantly, mentally. Being present, just me and my mat. It made me so happy.

Now, 4 years later, that calmness, focus, determination on the mat translated into my everyday life slowly. Subconsciously, yoga has made me more ~go with the flow~ in life. As a person who needs schedules, plans, knowing how life is gonna go, I’ve slowly learned to let go a little. That sometimes things don’t go as planned, and that’s okay, things will work itself out. Yoga has reminded me to be thankful for the body that I have, for a mind that is working. To be happy, to always find the good in the bad, the light in darkness. 🌻 💛