LIM LISHAN: I AM ACCEPTED
“I should have been thinner”
Model. Performer. Freelance yoga teacher. Suffered from Bulimia. Depression.
Story of Strength.
"A moment with silence, everything is in flow, in sync.”
“I should have been thinner”, in today’s society, the media brainwashes, dictates and influences what’s cool, pretty and good, not giving any chance to the ever controversial topic – slim(er) is (more) beautiful. Then, as a youth as 17, the petite size suffered from bulimia, punished herself to feel good. “People thought I was a health freak with this sudden interest into fitness, but I felt powerful to do something I’m good at and to manage my stress. I never thought anything was wrong with me until my bf intervened. It stated to take a mental toll on me, physically and emotionally and was causing me more pain than it was helping me to cope. I have spiral of negative thoughts, self-destructive tendencies and bouts of stomach pain, headache, heart palpitation, vomiting of bile, bloated cheeks, bloodshot eyes, thinning hair, and amongst others was my erratic mood swings. I felt terrible. I sought help at 20 with a psychotherapist who equipped me with the practical skills, but didn’t feel it totally helped”.
“Yoga changes my life 4 years ago. It helps me to connect my body to my breath - the temple of my soul and I came into the realisation that I shouldn’t abuse it. In the movement, the effortless flow, intuition is heightened, ego is gone when expressing my true self. I have acquired this inner strength, a new coping skill to eat proper meals and to better manage my emotions. I feel good.”
“I find myself through yoga and have recently started modelling. I want to use my vulnerability (my body) as a vehicle to project confidence to inspire body positivity through expression of body language and emotions.” A healer, performer, freelance yoga teacher, who struggles to make ends meet never forget to give, and will continue to do what has supported her in her evolution, aspires to bring yoga to everyone in the world. “A moment with silence, everything is in flow, in sync.”