Suffering from PDST, depression and anxiety, rape survivor Heidi Williams had hit rock bottom. Or so she thought. Then her six month old fell gravely ill, and her world fell apart. Not knowing who or where to turn to, Heidi attempted to take her own life. Luckily, she was not successful.
At this point, Heidi knew she had to turn her life around, and rid herself of her demons. To help her achieve this, she turned to yoga. “It was in this place of mental illness hell that I found yoga and grace. Yoga brought me to a safe place again. A place of peace and self-acceptance,” she said.
Using Yoga, Heidi began to recover, and finally managed to make peace with herself. Now, she is determined to use these methods to help other people who are also suffering from mental health problems. She organizes yoga classes and retreats specifically aimed at improving people’s mental health. She also runs online support groups where people can discuss their issues, as well as self-help methods.
Her Instagram, where she posts photos of herself in a number of amazing yoga poses, has also proved incredibly popular. These photos are accompanied by inspirational quotes and memes, aimed at encouraging positive thinking among mental health sufferers.
So hats off to Heidi, for using an amazing discipline to turn her life around.