Why a Doctor Turned to Yoga to Improve Her Confidence
Yoga has completely transformed my life and the lives of countless others. If you had told me a year ago that yoga would become my new obsession, I would have looked at you like you were crazy. As an emergency medicine doctor, my mind was continually going a hundred miles a minute and the thought of yoga and slowing down seemed so foreign to me.
I was suffering greatly from imposter syndrome, and I was starting to develop back pain and lose track of my body. Imposter syndrome is when you reach a certain level of success and believe that you do not deserve it and doubt that you genuinely had the skills to achieve it. It stems from a deep-rooted fear that you are not enough and is a signal of low self-confidence. And like many women today I had put myself last as I was running full speed ahead toward my goals.
Until my body gave me a rude awakening and I was having difficulty moving in very basic positions.