PTSD was starting to take over my life. I was getting more and more angry each day. It was now negatively impacting my family, friends and work. My mind was always screaming, my body always in pain. I could no longer be active the way I wanted too. Therefore I gave yoga another try for the physical benefits.
Over time the physical benefits started to show themselves. I was stronger, could walk taller and in less pain. I was more active overall in my life. It was the mental benefits that I was not expecting. I learned to quiet my screaming mind. To let go and accept that which I cannot control. Yoga became my practice to bring strength, calmness and wisdom to my mind, body and soul. I practice for me.
My PTSD is still there, every second of every day. Some days are better than others. However each day I conquer it rather than succumb to it. These days you can find me teaching vinyasa yoga or falling out of some kind of arm balance, plank or Warrior 2 all over the seacoast of Maine and New Hampshire. However my home base will always be where I took my first yoga class at Yoga on York in York Maine.
David is not your traditional yogi, but a yogi anyway. David completed his 500 RYT with training from Yoga on York in York Maine and from Yoga on the Hill in Kittery Maine.