For Luvena, a dedicated yoga teacher, every day brings a new opportunity for a new beginning.
Life is a series of beginnings
I have spent nearly all my life outside India and had only heard of yoga while growing up.
In 2008 a terrible accident left me bedridden and unable to move. Doctors had given up on me and prescribed strong medication.
I had two children, the youngest of whom was just 2 years old. Not being able to care for them and being totally dependent on somebody else left me depressed.
After three months I took matters into my own hands and began to work on myself. Such was my desire that I was on my feet in a month. But the medicine had taken a toll and I had gained a lot of weight. I was not allowed any physical activity that would help me shed the excess baggage.
That is when I discovered Artistic Yoga. In just a few months my weight began reducing, and a thyroid condition that I’d developed during pregnancy began to straighten out.
By the time we moved to India 3 years back, I’d had my third child and wanted to practise yoga again. I started with power yoga. It helped me shed those pounds, but I felt the need to teach, especially to reach out to people with back problems, to let them know that all is not lost.
And that’s when I came across a1000yoga. I loved the energy and the place resonated with me at every level. I redid my teacher training course and using my knowledge as a holistic health practitioner, I began to reach out to people in pain.
I am also working with others to create a yoga course directed at people with special needs.
Every new step, every new idea is a New Beginning. Nothing really ends, so life is a continuous series of beginnings.
Luvena’s story is one of #a1000beginnings. What’s yours?
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