My Mantra: “Today I feel better than yesterday and worse than tomorrow.”
Hi, I’m María, and I have been a migraine sufferer since age 8. I have had to learn how to cope with an invisible and disabling disease while trying to live a normal life. As I got older the migraines have evolved. Not in a good way. They have become more intense, frequent, and harder to kill.
My migraines started to come not only on a daily basis and many times a day but also with nausea, heartburn, fatigue, stomach discomfort and, of course terrible mood swings. After many failed attempts with traditional medicine I decided it was time to make it stop. So I embarked on a journey dedicated to healing myself. I knew that I had to seek how to cure myself alone. I was determined to decrease my migraine attacks in half and make my pain less intense and chronic. I also knew it wasn’t going to be an easy task.
After western medicine failed me, I decided to come back to yoga. I am now a yoga teacher and forever student. I’m always searching for ways to heal myself through good nutrition and healthy habits. The most beneficial lesson I have learned is to know how to cope with daily migraines and health issues with contentment.
After radically changing my eating habits and incorporating yoga into my daily lifestyle, my migraines decreased 80%! It is not perfect but I have a life now. I now I will get to 100% better with time.
My advice to all the people out there who suffer from migraines and feel hopeless is: You are not alone. Find support. Find your tribe. Finding wellness in everyday moments and learning throughout the process is essential. The journey never ends.