5 years ago when I left my job to be a full time mother, I didn’t realize I went into a depression. I was stuck in a rut and didn’t see any way out. For others, they said things like: I am so lucky that I get to be a stay at home mom, without realizing how I was feeling inside. I was in a denial and thought everything is fine. It took me a long time, but fortunately not too long a time, to acknowledge and accept the way I felt without any judgement.
It was then I realized that I felt this way purely due to self neglect. This was the period of time when I stumbled upon yoga. I embraced its presence and decided to dedicate my early mornings to practicing yoga. The dedication paid off big time. I can’t imagine how my life would have been if not for its presence.
I feel so much alive now. I feel vigor and vitality in every part of my being. That one decision saved me. The decision for self-care. Now I can empathize with whoever in a similar situation as where I was five years ago. Stuck in a rut and can’t see a way out to see the beauty of life, to feel the force of life within our mortal body. Yoga has liberated me from the prison of my own mind.