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Yoga Providing The Feeling That It Is Safe To Be In My Own Body

I treat yoga as a therapy that I need to practice regularly.  It helps me feel safe in my body.
Yoga provides a safe place to feel comfortable in mind, body, and spirit.

Creating safe places for myself is one of my main goals in seeking treatment and being willing to participate in my recovery. I have been practicing yoga for about twelve years. I have continued my practice with the same instructor, Melissa Canter. She is currently providing classes via zoom. If you are interested check out her website at

Three things that yoga provides me:

  1. Relaxation

  2. The feeling of being connected. A connection of mind, body, and spirit, and a connection with the universe.

  3. I feel powerful, especially in the Warrior poses.

A lot of the time I feel disconnected from my body. I tend to feel like I am just a head floating around. A form of dissociating from my body. I am not comfortable with my weight. Due to tremendous weight gain thanks to the antipsychotics and mood stabilizers that I have been prescribed I am very uncomfortable in my body. Yoga teaches me to care for all the parts of my body and connect that to my brain and soul. Gentle prompts to move my way into peacefulness.

Take good care,


"Your body is your oldest and dearest friend." -- Melissa Canter

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