Growing up in Los Angeles, I often wondered what my purpose was. In many ways the external world was dictating my life, and I felt rudderless. I spent most of my days buried in books, nature or music. I would read about the possibility of life through others' experiences. When yoga found me, I was just out of college and working in the music industry. I was burning myself out climbing the ladder of “success” and losing myself moreso in the process. My Ashtanga practicing boss suggested I try yoga. After my first Savasana, it was as if something deep inside of me finally exhaled. I felt more embodied, capable and clear. I then practiced as much as I could, taking class at every opportunity. I began to have more sustained moments of grace and understanding of my purpose. My yoga practice naturally led me to a different career, reshaped my relationships, and helped me find my voice.
Yoga has helped me know the truth of who I am. It has been my companion through sadness, indecision, joyful and peaceful times. The more I practice, the more I connect to my spirit and remember the interconnection of all of us. Each day through my practice, I have found and continue to learn the possibilities of my life.
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