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BUILDING YOUR CORE THROUGH YOGA

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I tried hot yoga a few years before I came into recovery.  It does not surprise me, looking back, that I couldn't handle the heat.  My body was very unhealthy due to my multiple addictions and my breath (which is yoga) was being poisoned with cigarettes.

About ten years into recovery, I relaised that my practice of jogging was taking its toll on my body and I wasn't enjoying it as I once had.  I longed for a suitable replacement.  During that time, my Aunt sent me some angel cards and told me to use them when I had questions about my life path.  I asked the angels for messages from time to time and on each occasion cards relating to mediation and yoga appeared.

I finally decided to reignite my meditation and mantra practice, and signed up for a month of unlimited hot yoga classes.  After a few Sundays, I was hooked.  Yoga eliminated stress from my body, offered me greater immunity, strengthened my bones and lefft me feeling fantastic. After five months of practicing regularly on Sundays, I got the terrible news my mother had lung cancer.

To this day, I feel that yoga and meditation were critical in my ability to endure the pain and turmoil that followed the diagnosis.  Thankfully, I still had my circle of recovery friends, the twelve steps and my family to turn to during this time.  Still, it was the Yoga that offered me the deeper messages I needed to hear to persevere.

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Cate Stevens. Founder of Addictionland.com, has over fifteen years of recovery from food, drug, alcohol, cigarette and unhealthy relationship addiction. Cate’s approach to recovery is based on the 12 steps, as well the practice of spiritual principles, exercise, good nutrition, and meditation. Cate’s personal, ongoing recovery process has benefited tremendously from the free sponsorship of other women.

Cate has successfully coached hundreds of women to develop specific, daily action plans to support their personal and professional goals. Cate majored in journalism and communications and is the author of "Addictionland: Key Lessons from My Rollercoaster Ride to Freedom from Food, Drug, Alcohol, Cigarette and Unhealthy Relationship Addiction", a series of powerful vignettes.

As a motivational speaker, educator and coach, Cate is highly effective and inspirational. Cate leverages her experience from premier sales, management and leadership training programs to teach her clients how to be sober, productive and fulfilled.


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