I cried, I yelled, I faked smiled and I felt like I was crawling out of my skin so many times during that month. I’m known as an easy-going, nice kinda person. I had days in that month that I thought I was the devil incarnate.
There were around 20 of us going through that intensive yoga course. Needless to say I made life-long friends!
Fast forward through the training, I saw so many miracles happen with the help of authentic therapeutic yoga (not the washy-wash people learn here). I saw it fail too, but it wasn’t the program failing the person as it was the person failing the program (and themselves).
I’ve always been a left-brained curious George, so the MD who was mentoring me, by explaining to me anatomically and physiologically how poses, breathing techniques, purifications etc were working, I was able to digest and trust even more every “miracle” that I saw happen around me or within me.
My anxiety, migraine, hip displacement, hormonal imbalance, fear of life itself were replaced with calmness and joy! Do I still have freak out moments? Duhh, I’m only human! But as long as I keep my practice, I know I have a sustainable solution that keeps me away from doctors offices, hospitals, other milking-me-for-money practitioners and no matter how deep I emerge myself in this “civilized” world again with its daily stress monsters, I will come out at the end just fine, with a smile on my face and a spring in my step!