How yoga can change your life and heal the past

3 min readJul 19

Have you ever asked yourself how yoga can change your life?

The recent celebration of International Yoga Day took place on the 21st of June. It is celebrated on the same date every year. This opportunity has offered me the inspiration to express my own perception of yoga.

Mainstream articles about yoga usually focus on how it can improve your fitness level. Or how yoga can help you lose weight.

Advanced yogis will also look for information about how yoga heals the mind. This way or the other, if you are actively involved in yoga, perhaps without even realizing it, you may also be subconsciously interested in how yoga can change your life.

Personally, I have a yoga session every couple of days or so. My original motivation has been to follow a simple bodyweight workout routine.

Woman in the park doing yoga on the mat. was originally uploaded on Flickr by Nenad Stojkovic and is reused here under the terms and conditions of the Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Creative Commons license

Yoga has served this purpose very well, as it only requires a small workout area, and even my bedroom is fine, without the need for any special equipment.

Just a few years ago, it was not like that at all. I was really skeptical about books and articles on “How can the practice of yoga change your life?”. Nowadays, I believe that it can. And, even better, it can change one’s past.

So, how does it work?

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