I started practicing yoga regularly after I changed careers, I was a burnt out Behavior Therapist and at the time I was a logistics clerk, I know, crazy right? I would wake up with panic attacks before the sun came up. So to fill my time before work, I began "Yoga With Tim" on YouTube. This is when my yoga journey began but there was so much more working behind the scenes.
In my 20's I was into rigorous exercise, I overworked my joints and muscles lifting weights and becoming a gym rat overlooking my past injuries.
When I was 16 years old, I was in a life changing car accident where I sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury and went into a coma. In order to allow my brain to rest and the swelling to reduce I was placed an induced coma and remained in the hospital for one month. I required a multitude of therapies on a daily basis to regain the skills I lost.
Due to the accident, amongst so many other things, my body underwent an immense amount of stress, muscle tissue damage, inflammation, and contraction, which wasn't diagnosed in the hospital. In other words, the doctors had bigger fish to fry at the moment. Unfortunately I only received Speech Therapy after the accident. So to this day, I feel how the insufficient amount of therapy has caused my body to experience tightness, muscle restrictions, and be in constant pain due to the trauma. I am on my way to recovery and I've come such a long way. Yoga has taught me to slow down and really listen to my body, to remember that this journey is mine.