"Taking care of our bodies is so important. These are our shells that we we’re given to take us through life & we need to honor them! There is the obvious ways to take care of yourself like eating healthy or exercising.
A lot of us don’t think about the effect our emotions and experiences have on our bodies. It’s all connected and it’s so crazy, yet so awesome! As we go through different things like depression, death of loved ones, anxiety, abuse - we hold on to it. Maybe we distract our minds from the pain but our bodies know. Our bodies are brilliant and sometimes know more than our minds.
I ran into bodywork one day when my life was crazy difficult and decided to sit and breathe. After that, I began using videos on Youtube to lead me through different yoga flows. Each one ending in me laying there crying, not knowing why, and it was okay. From then on I decided to start educating myself on yoga, the body, trauma, and all things holistic.
I think it’s common for people in this field to have ended up here because things went wrong for them in some way. Massage, oils, yoga, myofascial release, plant medicine, and so much more opens you up in a way you weren’t able to before.
Our trauma is not our fault but it is our responsibility to heal. It’s so important to do the work because when we heal ourselves we heal the world"