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I started practising yoga just over a year ago because I had heard that it was good for dealing with anxiety, and I was at a point in my life where I was desperately looking for something to help me deal with it.
But I was massively sceptical. My entire thought process was how can glorified stretching make me feel less anxious? And I was the same with meditation. I thought it was about forcing myself to think of nothing, which for me, was impossible. But my practise over the last year or so has shown me how wrong I was.
Yoga and meditation is about accepting yourself for exactly who you are, flaws and all. Yoga is not about the perfect pose, it's about showing up and making that time for yourself. Meditation is not about thinking of nothing, it's about acknowledging your thoughts and anxieties, and then letting them pass.
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A year on from starting, and I'm so glad I did. It's completely changed the way I think about things.
If you're thinking that this might be the thing for you, then I've found that the best place to look is on YouTube. There's so much good stuff on there, and it's a brilliant place to start.