I had been wanting to try Yoga for a few months before my friend finally convinced me to just do it. She let me use a spare mat and started up a YouTube video of Yoga with Adriene. We did her 30 Days of Yoga Challenge Day 1 video. By the end of the video, I was hooked. After 6 days of daily Yoga, my friend backed out of the challenge, but I kept going. Since then I have been practicing Yoga almost daily for 21 months now.
Weight Loss - 21 Months of Daily Yoga
Yoga truly has changed my life. Before Yoga I was angry. I was wanting to better myself but didn’t know how to do so. I wanted to find inner peace and happiness but was struggling to find ways of accomplishing this. My childhood was an absolute nightmare. I dealt with abuse, including bullying at home and school, and I spent most of my 20's trying to find a way out of my depression. I turned to marijuana and friends regularly, running anywhere and everywhere that would distract me from my own thoughts. It wasn't until I began my regular Yoga practice that I learned to be in my own thoughts; with myself, by myself; and be comfortable in my own skin. I began to crave this time to myself.
I Finally Feel Beautiful & Happy
With Yoga I learned to trust my inner voice and to trust that the Universe will support me. I began to think more positively and gained incredible confidence as my body, mind, and spirit changed. After these two years of my daily dedication to Yoga, I can finally say that I am happy and grateful to be alive. I can finally thank my parents for bringing me into this world. It may have taken me until the age of 29 to find the catalyst to changing my life for the positive, but I am here now, and I will never look back.
Yoga has provided many opportunities, including finally finding my voice and my own way of helping others, which I have been seeking for years. I now own my own business, Yoga with Mikenze, and am also branching out into Social Media Management for other companies. Two years ago, I would have never guessed that this is where I would end up! I believe wholly this is the Magic of Yoga, and that Yoga truly saved my life!