Esther Nagle is a teacher, speaker and writer who is passionate about the power of Yoga as a tool for recovery from addiction. Her debut book, Bent Back into Shape, Beating Addiction Through Yoga, reached the number 1 in the Addiction category on Kindle, and has already been changing people’s lives. You can find out more about Esther and read more of her writing at http://balanceandbreathe.co.uk

My 13 Steps To Recovery – By Esther Nagle

 Slowly my need for alcohol diminished. I was no longer afraid of facing my emotions. When my life hit that famous rock bottom in 2013, I didn’t go to a meeting or to treatment. I didn’t even accept that alcohol was playing a part in the disintegration of my ability to get through life’s troubles. That it was actually causing or contributing to so many of my problems.  I still thought it was the friend that was helping me. No, I ‘didn’t need’ treatment, but what I did accept I needed was a new direction. I had tried lots of things to help me relax, including the Yoga classes I had been attending for years.  I often returned home to a bottle of wine, cigarettes and joints! I was clearly missing the point of Yoga somewhere along the way. Despite this, I had wanted to train to teach yoga for… Continue reading