A Yoga Story for Loving Yourself and the World

Yoga Teacher Neyu Marques’s personal yoga journey is a love story – thanks to yoga she loves life and lives each day intensely.

Yoga has changed my whole life!

Yoga has changed my whole life. When I was a child I experienced some situations I didn’t know how to handle and I built a huge wall of ice around me to hide my emotions. It was a way to protect myself so nobody would discover my true feelings. I also struggled to accept my body; suffering eating disorders for many years.

Yoga for loving life!

Then, last year, I found yoga and everything started to change. Initially I fell in love with the physical aspect of yoga; but step-by-step I become more aware of my body, and later of my mind. After a while I started to connect with myself, my feelings, my emotions, my thoughts, my energy, and gradually, I learned how to control my mind, how to achieve my inner peace. I can’t say that I don’t still have annoying thoughts, but I’ve learned to let go of the unhealthy ones. Now I accept myself for my potential and my flaws; I lead a healthy lifestyle physically and mentally, and I absolutely love my life! I live every day intensely, as if I was taking my last breath … because I understand what it is to live freely – with my heart wide open, loving myself and the world.