Deeply Rooted Wellness + Yoga founder, Erica Rascon, is a 500-hr RYT yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. She specialize in integrated wellness, which unites the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of health in pursuit of wholeness.
Why did I start with yoga? Even as a young, healthy woman in a supportive family and nurturing environment, I was once plagued by stress. I was insecure. I blew up on my husband, like, daily. I had trouble sleeping. Like most people, I had issues.
Despite my efforts, I’d lie in bed at night and pray for sleep. Most nights, nothing happened. Just watching the paint dry on the ceiling. But one night, clear as day, I heard:
I had no idea how to rest. I didn’t know how to turn off my mind or how to trust Him. I didn’t know the difference between contentment and complacency.
That’s where yoga came into play. Through the practice, I learned to trust the process. I learned to breathe through the tough stuff and savor the glorious moments. I started to reconnect the disjointed parts of my being into a more coherent whole. That wholeness brought peace…and sleep!
With better rest came a renewed enthusiasm for life and my relationships. I began to rediscover my body as a temple of awesomeness! I began to eat better and be more mindful of how I cared for myself. I made a conscious effort to let love serve as the foundation of my relationships. I’m not perfect but I’m better than I used to be!
This is why yoga is so much more than bendy poses for me. While physical movement is important to a well-rounded asana practice, my approach to yoga extends beyond postures. I believe that integrating nourishing foods, natural health care, and grace-centered spirituality offers a holistic approach to wellness that can be absolutely life changing.