I never thought it would happen to me. I don’t think anyone did. But the rain came down all at once and hit me like a flood. When I arrived at university five years ago, my whole world changed and I wasn’t ready for it. Far from home, unsure of who I was and what I was doing with my life, I became unsettled, restless and insecure. I couldn’t understand why I was breaking down every day, and the more I tried to unravel the mess I was in, the more upset I became. I felt as if this disease had taken over my life forever and there was no way out. But, thankfully, there was.

This is where my yoga journey began. Struck by something in me that said, ‘Beth, this is not you’, I found my way on the highway of healing to strength. Exhausted though I was, I have always loved to move, and yoga offered me this gift while helping me to slow everything else down. Inspired by the fluid feeling of flowing with the breath, I allowed yoga to transform me as I was welcomed back in to the world of love, life, and laughter.

And yet, I know there are still so many of us struggling on the road to personal growth and self-discovery, and this is why I started Aarna Yoga; to share my journey with you.  There’s a joke among the yoga community that this art has a cure for everything, but I know there are many lost souls out there, and yoga can definitely help with that. It’s a big world out there and there’s a lot to discover, but if you don’t know who you are, what you are passionate about and what you’re good at, it can be difficult to make sense of it all. And this is where yoga comes in and says, hey! Let me show you the way!

For me, I learn something new every day and I know this is a powerful tool that can help us all. There’s no way of knowing where this path will lead me, but that’s what makes it so exciting. I’m just finding my way, guided by the one thing that grounds me: Yoga. A mindful journey of self-discovery, a daily practice of compassion towards myself and the world around me, and a commitment to strength as I learn to ride the storm of life with steady ease.

I just hope that sharing the lessons revealed to me as I continue down this road might inspire you, too. So, let’s journey together with Aarna Yoga and open our hearts to the sheer joy that yoga brings.