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My shadow still dances - she dances along the sidewalk, patiently waiting as I rummage through my bag for the keys to unlock the front doors of the yoga studio. My soul still dances - she dances in and out of every smile that meets her on the path to eternity. But my body does not dance - not in the way that she used to. And I am thankful, because it took losing by body to find myself.
The Summer of 2016 I received a diagnosis of Epstein Barr Virus - a diagnosis that I had been searching for for 18 years - and during that search I experienced earth-shattering pain, unending exhaustion, the loss of control over my legs, depression, anorexia, and the eventual end of my beloved career as a ballerina. This part of my story gets pretty dark, so I won't share it here, but if you ever want to know more, you are always welcome to ask. Just know that I have been ...there - as we all have at one point or another.
When I received my diagnosis, I was finally able to begin the healing process. And it is a process. I'm still healing. And as I heal, I would like to send my healing love out to the rest of the world so we can heal together. These are some of the practices that have helped me return to my body, and to find my spirit's true calling. I am honored to share these practices with you. Namaste.