But none of it mattered to me. I turned away and felt something lifting me towards a wonderful light, so wonderful that nothing around me seemed important. I had the feeling that there is a purpose to everything in life. Even if it meant my three children would have to grow up without their mother, it all seemed to be right. I was free from every negative emotion and every unpleasant quality; my fear was gone. Instead I was filled with pure love and trust. It was so wonderful that all I wanted was to advance further into the light. I did not want to come back but I woke up again in the hospital. It took a year for my body and soul to recover, and I was in constant pain. My soul was also crying out for me to change my lifestyle, and thus I began searching.
I frequently meditated and constantly practiced sports, in order to strengthen the muscles that my injured bones and ligaments needed for support. It worked to an extent, but I still had constant pain in my back, chest and in my knees.
My daughter suggested travelling to India for a yoga retreat. That was the beginning of my true spiritual journey and healing first with yoga and then with yoga therapy. I had arrived where I needed to be.
I learned that I can use this therapy to help other people rid themselves of pain and, just as I did, live a pain-free life again. This yoga therapy is very gentle, without pressure or force. The body itself decides how far to go; the instructor does not interfere with the pupil’s subtle body. By repeating the same asanas every day, guests acquire a better feel for their own bodies, and with regular practice they quickly become stronger, healthier and more flexible.