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Breathing My Own Breath
At the age of 33, after a decade of practicing and teaching yoga, visiting ashrams, hanging out with gurus, Tibetan monks and meditation courses – Donna was diagnosed with cancer. The lessons that unfolded from her diagnosis and treatment marked the biggest turning point in her life.
Breathing My Own Breath
From a young age Donna recognised that there was a deep unsettlement within that led her to outwardly ask the bigger questions of life such as “Who am I?” and “Why am I here?” Having fallen in love with yoga on a trip to India, she sought answers from this ancient tradition. Her search extended to all corners of the globe, exploring yoga, spiritual practices, visits to ashrams, hanging out with gurus, Tibetan monks and meditation courses – all in the hope to satiate the underlying feeling that there had to be more to life.
Her exploration of these practices extended over a decade and although she thought that she was searching in all the right places, it wasn’t until she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33 that she came to realise that she really hadn’t gotten anywhere.
The diagnosis brought her to her knees as she questioned if the past decade of living what she thought was a super healthy lifestyle and seeking enlightenment had achieved anything. She became humbled by what life had presented her with as she underwent a year of treatment. Although initially resistant to chemotherapy, it in fact became the biggest turning point in her life.
The lessons that she learnt from her diagnosis and treatment were the beginning of unpacking and discovering who she truly was and so came the answers to the yearning questions that she had been asking most of her life. She came to understand the true meaning of yoga and that there is a way to practically live where she is free of the unsettlement that haunted her for so long.
Breathing My Own Breath is Donna’s debut book.
About Donna Nolan
Donna lives in Sydney, Australia and has worked as a yoga teacher and bodywork therapist for the past 20 years. She also works as a remedial massage trainer and has a deep love of working with the body, understanding that we are multi-dimensional beings; therefore, the physical body and tension held in the body are the end result of how we live.
Going through breast cancer was a turning point in Donna’s life as she soon came to redefine what true health is. She loves sharing all that she has learnt in her clinical practice with her clients and through her yoga, exercise and massage classes.
Donna offers cancer support services from her Balgowlah clinic in Sydney and internationally via Zoom.