It was during this time of profound change that I discovered Ashtanga Yoga. I believe my yoga practice was the only thing that kept me on track and allowed me to let go of my old identity while being positive rather than resentful towards the future. I felt my practice has been my steering wheel, my safe haven, my white rabbit. Once I started practicing I got on fire and never stopped. Eventually, I established a committed seated meditation practice, which before was sort of unthinkable for me.
I now feel more free than before, because I feel better in my body, I feel I need less than what I thought I did, I am more aware of my mental patterns, and I not longer need to append my identity or sense of self-worth to something. I believe my yoga and contemplative practices were instrumental in this journey, which is why I now feel enthusiast to share what I have learned on the way.