Yoga has helped me realize I am fortunate to have an able body.

Because I have been a yoga student for over six years and yoga teacher for over a year, yoga has played many roles in my life. It has been a form of therapy and an outlet to cultivate love in my body. Before I truly dedicated myself to my yoga practice, my mind was filled with negative thoughts on my body and its curves. I thought my thighs were too thick, my hips were too big, and my sides were too wide. However, over time, these thoughts have transformed into ones of self-love and body positivity throughout the course of my practice.