The sequence of events that led me to yoga started when I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis just after I finished college at the age of 23. It took quite a long time, but in 2013 I got serious about my personal yoga practice after visiting a retreat center and spending some much-needed time all by myself – well, not quite all by myself, I took my dog with me.
Once there, I figured out that I didn’t have to push so hard to protect myself from an uncertain future at the expense of enjoying the present moment. As my yoga practice and training developed, my ability to live and share my life to the fullest grew too!
I found people with more serious health issues were coming my way, perhaps because they knew I had personal experience with a chronic illness and was successfully managing it with yoga (and following my Doctor’s recommended treatment plan too!). The initial 200hr yoga teacher training was not enough to meet all their needs so I expanded my studies and became a Yoga Therapist.
Has anyone ever told you “Yoga would be good for you?” I used to hear that too – it turns out they were right. The most important thing is getting started, and often the most difficult part is getting on your mat. Once there, it just gets better and better.