30 Days of Summer Yoga-Day 20
This event continues to be a way for me to help the world around me the only way I know how. I am offering these classes because yoga is the first thing that worked for me.
If I may get personal for a moment...
I turned 41 a couple of weeks ago. I spent the first 38 years of my life knowing I was miserable, but not knowing how to fix it. I went to doctor after doctor, symptoms of depression, anxiety and pain plaguing my every waking moment. I was bitter, defensive and constantly complaining about my life.
At the time I found yoga, I was on five prescription medications:
(in order of how I eliminated them from my life)
-nerve pain pill (Topiramate)
-muscle relaxant (Baclofen)
-pain pill (Hydrocodone)
-sleep aid (Ambien)
-antidepressant (many, I can't remember what the last one was)
Five daily medications, and I was more miserable than ever. They weren't helping because they weren't what I needed.
During my first year of doing yoga, I slowly started eliminating medications from my life**. I am not going to pretend it was easy, but I was determined to start living a chemical free life. Weaning off of some of them was emotionally and physically hard. I've had many moments when I didn't want to keep trying, when I just wanted to slip back into my old ways. It's a process, but one that becomes continually easier as you go along.
Moving my body & learning to pay attention to what it was telling me became my new way of life. Bringing flexibility to my hips and spine brought calm to my heart and mind. Learning to focus on my body helped me direct and quiet my thoughts. Sitting quietly with my thoughts became a joy instead of something I avoided at all costs.
I am in constant gratitude for how I have changed my life.
There are ten classes left. If there is something in your life that you want to move on from, I invite you to come to a class. Learn to listen to your heart, mind & gut. You will be amazed by what happens.
Weather-70 & Sunny
Students-2 chair, 8 mat
Money Raised $22
**Please note that my path is my path. I am not advising you to stop taking your medication. I am only suggesting you begin a regular yoga, exercise and/or meditation practice and see where it leads you. Attend to yourself with love <3
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