I will squash you like a bug 🦗Just kidding, the only thing I’ll be squashing are these goals!! Brand new fitness routine on the go, cause like... It’s never too late to take back your life and improve it 🔥❤️😈
Humans of OG Yoga. Please meet Dominique. This is her story.
Recently one of my spiritual teachers exposed me to the idea that ‘our service to the world is often our own personal healing process, so do it consciously’. This idea was expressed while I was taking a workshop for trauma release, and it changed my relationship with the adversity and success I’ve experienced in my life. I have always wanted to be of service. As a dancer, it was through volunteering with youth and sharing art. But after a traumatic accident, those options were no longer available. I struggled to walk and experienced frontal lobe damage, which made very basic tasks arduous. Up until that point, yoga had always been my ‘for fun’ practice. Physically it was a place to move just for me, mentally, it kept me sane, and emotionally, it was a place to build a healthy relationship with myself. But suddenly this space had to become about healing; emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Although I was bound by specific recovery guidelines, I WAS always able to lay on my mat. Propped where I needed to be, I knew that no matter where I was, this 26” x 71” space was my sacred space. I began to rebuild my practice, starting (quite literally!) from the ground up. It became a practice based on listening and love. On patience and gratitude. I found the more I invited these into my body, the more I was able to see these qualities in other people. My yoga practice had always been about my personal mat space, and exclusively for me. But now, I see it as a safe space to practice life skills, that go beyond just being on my mat or in a studio. If our healing process is practice for being of service, then the community we have is that of listeners, healers, unconditional lovers, and lifetimes of experience havers. To limit myself (or oneself) to that exposure would be so incredibly unfortunate. Having just completed the 200-hour YTT at OG, I feel so humbled to be continuing on this learning journey. I am so grateful to the community for continuing to be open armed, and open-hearted. You inspire me to embody my role of being of service, and to share my journey, for ‘among us, there is enough.’