A Garston resident who found herself suffering from anxiety spoke about how yoga helped her through her journey of healing.
Tina Parmar is encouraging women who lead a busy lifestyle and struggle to find time for themselves to start putting self-care first and try out yoga.
Tina’s journey led her to set up Calm Chakra Yoga to help people cope with their daily stresses.
On her website she wrote: “I was a dedicated yoga student, attending two classes every week. After having my children, I found that attending regular classes was becoming ever more challenging.
“Eventually I found myself to be suffering from anxiety, which I did not notice whilst I was practising yoga. This ultimately affected my mental and physical well-being as well as battling the demons that I was finding within myself.
“The final straw for me was when I experienced a breakdown, sadly in the presence of my two children – who were the ones that I thought I was protecting from it all.”
Tina admitted she still suffers from anxiety sometimes but she has now learned to control it.
Speaking to GarstonNews she said: “I still get moments, the current situation we’re all in is quite stressful but I know how to control it now.
“I also do recorded classes for people who struggle to make it to the class, which I’m doing through Zoom currently. When you’re dealing with anxiety you need to do work on your mindset every day.
“Don’t be ashamed to put self care first, do something for you without feeling guilty.”
For more information visit calmchakrayoga.co.uk.