To start off, today is World Mental Health Day. For about four years now, I’ve been battling depression and anxiety. Sometimes it feels like it took over my life and I wasn’t an individual anymore. There were a couple of traumatic experiences that led me to this point (we will get into that one day). But, just recently I decided to take my control back. I couldn’t let this toxic sickness take over my life anymore. SO! I took on yoga and was also selected for a Yoga Research study. The goal is basically to see if it can help those who deal with anxiety, depression and other mental health battles.
The study starts in about a week, but I thought I’d try beforehand on my own just to see. It’s been about two weeks now and I feel different. I don’t feel trapped anymore. The yoga I took on basically deals with our chakras and making them more balanced. With a few stretches and guided meditation, I finally feel like the old me.
I decided to do this instead of therapy because I just didn’t want to talk about my problems or past issues and not only that, it’s crazy expensive. Yoga was more ideal for me.
I usually practice in the morning or before bed and I subscribed to this youtube channel called “Yoga TX”. She’s awesome and it feels like she is in the room with me. I also have my diffuser going (it usually has lavender and tea tree oil mixed together).
But, in summary, yoga has definitely affected me greatly in the best way possible. I feel like I’m in the direction of really becoming whole again, more aware and present. I think you should give it a try and let me know how it goes!
Best of luck!
The unstable fempreneur ❤