I was really extreme.
I got into a Bikram yoga class in Germany and I was doing excessive exercise and I had an epiphany. When I was standing in the class and looking at my reflection, I was constantly judging myself. Bikram is so hardcore, in every aspect, but it depends what you’re ready to receive from it. I realized that I was having these thoughts about myself, in that moment I became aware. It was the first spark of my spirituality. I realized I am not the thought that was telling me ‘you’re fat’ or ‘you’re this.’ We don’t allow ourselves to have the space from thought. I think that was my first awakening of ‘oh my god, I am not my thoughts.!” That was a huge epiphany moment. I went on to teach Bikram yoga. I’ve done Ashtanga based Vinyasa flow teacher training.