- Published: Tuesday, 01 September 2015 20:28
Today marks the beginning of September. The first day of this month is special to us here at Living Yoga because September is National Recovery Month. Join us all throughout September as we highlight different recovery stories and celebrate yoga as a key tool in recovery.
Our first story is from one of our very own volunteer teachers, Becca:
I have found yoga to be a wonderful support for my recovery. For someone like me, who is a “feel good” junkie, my yoga practice gave me a way to be responsible for my own “feel good”; using the body and the breath. Yoga was the first time I started to develop an authentic, healthy connection with my physical body after years of substance abuse, disordered eating and unhealthy work environments. My first yoga class was at the local gym. I was immediately hooked by the sense of calm alertness I felt after that first class. I had always been physically active but yoga produced a feeling I had never experienced. I knew this was something special and I knew I wanted more.