Suffering from PTSD, anxiety, and major depression, a rape survivor Heidi Williams finally found peace in yoga. Having almost lost her 6-month-old, she had even attempted to commit suicide, however, yoga practice has brought the colors back to her life and she‘s now even able to help those in need, who are in the same place where she once was.

"It was in this place of mental illness hell that I found yoga and grace. Yoga brought me to a safe place again. A place of peace and self-acceptance," - Williams told Mantra Yoga + Health

After recovering, she dedicated her life to inspire others through self-healing process by running online support groups where people can connect with each other. Her main goal is therapeutic yoga classes and retreats that would be specifically designed for depression, anxiety, and PTSD. She also uses social media to spread her finally discovered joy of life by showing a beautiful harmony of the body and mind that everyone is able to achieve. Her Instagram photos go with inspiring quotes for those still in search of their emotional peace.

More info: Instagram (h/t)

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Janice Foster 2 years ago

Beautiful!

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Rodolfo Sigala 2 years ago

Such a flexibility...

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Hans 2 years ago

Who will untie the knot?

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Lisa Combest 2 years ago

Looks like a mother Goddess

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JMC 2 years ago

Makes this pose look easy. Congratulations.

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varwenea 2 years ago

Looks like a chair... cool!

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Angela Flauss 2 years ago

Cute! My son likes doing yoga "like mama" too.

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Dawn Frank 2 years ago

Beautiful!

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Oh Ana 2 years ago

Hmmm... this is pretty awesome

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Jaqueline Knebel Wildner 2 years ago

The human body... Absolutely stunning.

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Tillie Martinussen 2 years ago

Breathtakingly beautiful picture.

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Lisa Domenic-Matthews 2 years ago

Absolutely beautiful.

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UwaYS Minty 2 years ago

Almost impossible!

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Jennifer Mills 2 years ago

She looks like a fairy princess.

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Snarkygal 2 years ago

And so many hair colors...j/k

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Tillie Martinussen 2 years ago

I'm thinking salt in weird places. :D I'm sorry, it's a beautiful shot, but that's what I'm thinking. X)

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Tillie Martinussen 2 years ago

Wow! Hard pose!

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Tillie Martinussen 2 years ago

Such a beautiful and graceful person. Am happy you found your way back. Can't even Imagine how hard it must've been.

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UwaYS Minty 2 years ago

Looks like aa human ball

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UwaYS Minty 2 years ago

Stunning

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Tillie Martinussen 2 years ago

So makes me want to do yoga. Beautiful serenity in all pictures, and a body to boot. Beautiful and admirable.

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Julia Hosack 2 years ago

Helloooooooo window! Lmao

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UwaYS Minty 2 years ago

Amazing scenery

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