I recently took part in a yoga challenge on Instagram that involved several questions along with the pose of the day. I wanted to share a little bit more about myself here through this personal experience that was brought up through that IG yoga challenge.
I had major stage fright when I started teaching and I always found excuses as to why I couldn't teach full time even though that is what my heart truly wanted. Funny how sometimes when we find ourselves in our darkest moments that is when we can truly find the light.
#MexicoYoga Challenge Day 5 || Revolved Down Dog || Parivrtta Adho Mukha Svasana
✨ Share a time when you overcame fear with courage ✨
My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer during my last week of YTT. She was basically my only parent and my best friend. Continuously I swallowed my fears. Fears for what she was going through, and selfish fears of what my life would like with out her. I needed to be strong to stand by her side and support her. Long before her illness my mother told me "it is an honor and a privilege to guide someone to their death". Her words stayed with me. From doctor visits to caregiving, my sisters and I were with her until her last breath. Even after she passed she continued to inspire me. I resisted the urge to hide in grief and darkness (for to long). I did what I knew she would be proud of. I let go of self doubt and found the courage to follow my passions and teach yoga full time. Watching her struggle and losing her was the hardest thing I have experienced in this life. Yet, if I get scared or overwhelmed I can still look to her for inspiration and courage. 🙏💗✨