A few years ago I was hit with a huge health crisis, right as the economy was collapsing, destroying my small business. I went from being a happy, healthy yoga entrepreneur to a depressed, anxious, socially withdrawn shell of myself. I was unable to eat almost anything. My hair was falling out and my fingers and heels were peeling.
Every time I ate something that didn't agree with my newly fragile system, I felt as though I had swallowed knives and was left physically and mentally fatigued for two to five days. Today I am fit and healthy: I walk 12 to 20 miles a week and practice vinyasa yoga four days per week. I healed my own depression, too.
The secret to bringing myself back to true health eluded me until I applied the principles of my yoga practice to my own healing. Using skills I'd gained through becoming a student of yoga, I healed myself.