Yoga Teacher, Crohn's Fighter, motivated by positive thinking, self care and healthy living
2 years into my journey with a chronic illness, I missed the person who I used to be, the person who I used to love being. I became really anxious due to my constant ill health, lost all my confidence and still hadn't fully accepted my illness.
I was referred to a therapist and I went through a course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to help me to find ways to accept and move forward with my condition and to embrace the person that I had become.
After CBT something changed in my mind and I became really interested in the concept of mindfulness, wellbeing and self care. I wanted to give my body the best possible chance of staying as healthy and strong as possible without just relying on my medication to do this for me, which also helps me to keep a level of control over my condition.
Along with eating the right things, avoiding ingrained bad habits and making the right choices for my physical and mental health I practiced yoga and meditation regularly. Whilst taking the time to connect back to my body and my mind, I could definitely see a massive difference in myself and for the better. I am constantly concentrating on my goals and where I want to be in order to not let my illness control my life.
Now I really focus on my happiness because when you are completely happy in your own skin you can get through anything that is thrown at you.
I finally decided to become a yoga teacher so that I could share my love of the practice with others. I completed a 200hr yoga teacher diploma at Camyoga.
Trained in yoga for beginners, Vinyasa and Mandala flow, Yin yoga and Yoga Nidra