Instagram post by @gypsetgoddess Caitlin Turner

How old were you when you found yoga? ✨
I started practicing yoga when I was 20 years old, during a pretty crazy time in my life. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
I was partying a lot, and having trouble finding a sense of direction for where I wanted my life to go, and how I wanted my daily life and my future to look and feel. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
Finding a consistent yoga practice helped me learn how to tune in to my heart, and listen to my intuition, which were the two pieces of the puzzle that had been missing as I tried unsuccessfully to find my direction in life. πŸ™πŸΌ
Gratefully, not only did yoga help me find my direction, but it actually became my direction. My practice gave me so much clarity, that I wanted to help others find the same thing. That’s when I decided to become a teacher, and that decision led me to the life I’m living now. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ
The one thing I often wonder, is how my life might be different had I found yoga as a child or teen. Growing up is hard, and I think having the coping mechanisms and inner calm of a consistent yoga practice would have helped me a lot. That’s why I’m so excited that @aloyoga launched #Alogives today, which will give 2 million school children the opportunity to experience the benefits of a daily yoga and mindfulness practice! πŸ˜ƒ
@shanarehwald @wirthit @crystalyogini111 @sp__cecase @lifeinabeachtown how old were you when you found yoga? πŸ’—

94 Comments

  • 1w ago empressofenergy empressofenergy

    41πŸ’–

  • 1w ago juliette_wanderlove_fit juliette_wanderlove_fit

    29! Wish i had found it sooner πŸ™ but glad i did none the lessβœ¨πŸŒ™

  • 1w ago drewball14 drewball14

    So beautiful

  • 1w ago mraj74 mraj74

    πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  • 1w ago malibumama__ malibumama__

    Seven years old! That’s growing up in LA hahha

  • 1w ago nataly_mb nataly_mb

    21

  • 1w ago erikawalton26 erikawalton26

    15

  • 1w ago starliteguardian starliteguardian

    16 πŸ€ΈπŸ½β€β™€οΈ

  • 1w ago josie_morris josie_morris

    I was 14

  • 1w ago theopenairyogi theopenairyogi

    19

  • 1w ago _felis.concolor _felis.concolor

    26πŸ–€

  • 1w ago appu.prasad.98 appu.prasad.98

    πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ž

  • 1w ago hakunaporrata hakunaporrata

    I was 15 when I found yoga! I’m thankful I started so early, but I want to take my practice more seriously, since I’m 26 now and I have no excuses :)

  • 1w ago boudoir_by_pearl_davies boudoir_by_pearl_davies

    πŸ’

  • 1w ago jypsycat jypsycat

    All of the stories are pretty much the same: I didn’t have a direction, blah blah. I was lost: blah blah. Until I found... Yoga. Sorry, kind of a lame campaign to me. Oh, and yoga is not something you make a campaign of. Just saying.

  • 1w ago nessy_enjoylife nessy_enjoylife

    πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

  • 1w ago vagabond.vawn vagabond.vawn

    34! So wish it was earlier... but also so glad I can teach people younger! πŸ‘ŒπŸ™

  • 1w ago robsfd222 robsfd222

    πŸ™Œ40πŸ™Œ

  • 1w ago robsfd222 robsfd222

    πŸ™Œ40πŸ™Œ

  • 1w ago markdege markdege

    Wow I start with 30 years...

  • 1w ago dishi_dlia_dushi dishi_dlia_dushi

    19

  • 1w ago anmarien_cfc anmarien_cfc

    27

  • 1w ago resilient_yoga resilient_yoga

    Love this story! Truly inspiring! I often wonder how my life would be had I found yoga in my youth also so I am so happy this opportunity is being presented! Thank you for sharing πŸ™

  • 1w ago theastrologypage theastrologypage

    Love this post πŸ’›πŸ’› Thank you for sharing your story - I found yoga when I was 25, a lot later than you! However I found it at the right time, and I believe that everyone comes across what it is that they are seeking when they need to, when they are ready and when the time is right, whether that is at 15, 20 or 50 πŸ˜˜πŸ’œπŸ™β˜ΊοΈπŸ’•βœ¨

  • 1w ago cloodialalala cloodialalala

    @erikawalton26 πŸŽ‰πŸ±πŸ–€πŸŒž

  • 1w ago wellington_girl wellington_girl

    50

  • 1w ago haleybee_21 haleybee_21

    Amazing amazing amazing! So much good going into the world because of this! I was 20.. have practiced off and on through the past 5 years.. just now seeing it as a life changer, trying desperately to develop a daily practice.

  • 1w ago maly_heppi_mil maly_heppi_mil

    19

  • 1w ago fa6ia fa6ia

    16 😊

  • 1w ago tiffanybkeyser tiffanybkeyser

    ❀️

  • 1w ago dharmabiker dharmabiker

    14

  • 1w ago gypsetgoddess gypsetgoddess

    @jypsycat that’s a fair opinion, and I definitely see where you’re coming from, but to say blah blah to everyone’s stories takes away the unique value each story has, even if it is similar to others. To me, the similarity is predictable, because many of us ARE lacking direction when we find yoga and that’s a big part of what initially makes it so appealing. I’m of the school of thought that cares less about why you showed up, and cares more about why you stayed. πŸ’—

  • 1w ago quenchactivewear quenchactivewear

    Began the journey at 42... going through a divorce at the time... a counselor recommended yoga. Little did I know that purple mat would become my best friend.
    So grateful for the healing yoga has gifted me withπŸ™ Yoga has taken me around the world, and been the foundation of many friendships and my business.
    Namaste❀️

  • 1w ago lemaskmagazine lemaskmagazine

    πŸŽ―πŸ‘πŸ˜‰

  • 1w ago davidlarsen940 davidlarsen940

    20s can’t recall exact timing πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈ

  • 1w ago happpy_y happpy_y

    You’re the most intricate soul. Loved you since 2013 when I Fort got inspired but Instagram yoga.

  • 1w ago elitebreedathletics elitebreedathletics

    Great feed! #elitebreedathletics

  • 1w ago maripolerina maripolerina

    πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜

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