I’ve been dabbling in Yoga for almost 15 years now, but it wasn’t until Spring 2012 that I felt compelled to immerse myself in it. Being riddled with several injuries, Yoga was the perfect solution: I could make the workout (I wasn’t thinking about it as a practice at the time) as vigorous or as mellow as I felt I could handle, and I could adapt the poses to my needs. I gradually began to see small but significant improvements, and obstacles that had previously felt insurmountable were overcome. More importantly, I learned to listen to my body.
One thing I should probably make clear: I was, and still am, obese. I’ve been struggling with my weight my whole life – I topped the scales at 120kg five years ago and it wasn’t until last year that I begun to see the weight drop. Practicing Yoga helped me come to terms with my self-image and stop abusing my body. After doing away with that sort of stress, I slowly lost 10 kilos. In Fall 2012, I started following Paleo nutrition guidelines and, by the end of the year, lost another 7 kilos .
I’d been aware of Paleo for a couple of years now, but was never able to give it a go. I believe that Yoga helped me reach a point where I was finally ready to let go of everything that was holding me back and embrace that lifestyle.
I’m continuing this journey and hope that people interested in the same approach I use will find something on this site to help them along the way.
Disclaimer: I am not a medical practitioner, a nutrition expert, a personal trainer, or a yoga instructor. The content of this blog revolves around personal experiences and opinions. Basically, I record what worked for me, aiming to provide inspiration, not professional advice. If you choose to follow any of my suggestions, you do so at your own responsibility. Please remember that every body is unique, and that you should respect your own needs and limitations. Namaste.