Maxene Magalona opened up on her journey from being a “toxic and alcoholic party girl” to a vegan yogi, owing her transformation to her husband Rob Mananquil. 

In an Instagram post, the actress expressed how grateful she is to have married a yoga teacher. 

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“The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.” Sometimes, I just take one look at my husband and think to myself, “Damn. I’m so blessed to be married to a yoga teacher.” 😍 Who would’ve thought that from being a toxic and alcoholic party girl with low self esteem and no sense of direction, I actually became a vegan yogi?? 😅🦋 @robmananquil has always been my source of strength and inspiration and even though he never forced me to change who I was, just by seeing the way he lives and breathes so passionately opened my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities. While I was stuck in the prison of my negative mind and ego, he patiently showed me how to navigate through my shadows and find the light. Even before he became a yoga teacher, he’s always had a curiosity for the true meaning of life and a sincere devotion to God which is why seeing him in his element every time he teaches a class just makes me beam with so much pride and joy. Every time I take his class, I feel my anxieties melting away because his positive energy is so contagious. He makes me forget about the unnecessary worries of life as he always encourages his students to keep staying in the present moment and just have faith in God. I really believe that he was destined to take the yogic path and become a humble servant of God as he really was the one who helped me heal and taught me the true meaning of love. 🖤 #MancrushMonday #MulatManilaYoga #MulatManila #MulatMananquils

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“Who would’ve thought that from being a toxic and alcoholic party girl with low self esteem and no sense of direction, I actually became a vegan yogi?” she said. 

Maxene said her husband has always been her source of strength and inspiration just by how he lives his life. 

“While I was stuck in the prison of my negative mind and ego, he patiently showed me how to navigate through my shadows and find the light,” she said. 

“Every time I take his class, I feel my anxieties melting away because his positive energy is so contagious. He makes me forget about the unnecessary worries of life as he always encourages his students to keep staying in the present moment and just have faith in God,” she added. 

The 33-year-old emphasized that Rob was the one who helped her heal and taught her the true meaning of life. 

In a recent Instagram post, the actress shared how therapy, daily yoga, meditation and prayer helped her understand and express her feelings. 

“I used to think that because of all my mistakes and poor decisions in the past that I didn’t deserve to be happy. I even thought that losing my dad was God’s way of teaching me a lesson,” she opened up. 

She wrote that she used to turn to alcohol and partying to cope but now she has learned to deal with her feelings instead of repressing them. 

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Today, I’m feeling happy, healthy and hopeful. 🤗 Before, when I would feel this way, my mind would immediately interfere by telling me that it was “too good to be true.” It would make me believe that something was about to go wrong because it was impossible that things were going too well. I used to think that because of all my mistakes and poor decisions in the past that I didn’t deserve to be happy. I even thought that losing my dad was God’s way of teaching me a lesson. 😞 This is just an example of how my mind used to operate before I started seeking help and treatment for my C-PTSD and anxiety. Instead of giving myself time to process my thoughts and emotions, I would just turn to alcohol and partying to try to numb the pain that I was feeling. With the help of therapy, daily yoga, meditation and prayer, I now understand why it is so important for us to express whatever we’re feeling. We need to hold space for our emotions and allow them to be felt so that they can be released in a healthy way. It doesn’t even matter if they’re “good or bad,” we just need to acknowledge them so that they won’t be repressed. So, whenever you’re sad, allow yourself to cry and be sad. And whenever you’re happy, smile and shine as bright as the sun because you deserve all the happiness in the world. 🌻 #feelyourfeelings #freeyourfeelings #feelsfriday

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On May 20, she shared that she dealt with bouts of anxiety and episodes of rage which later on was diagnosed as complex post traumatic stress disorder or C-PTSD.

Maxene said she turned to therapy, yoga, meditation and prayer to help her heal. 

Since the lockdown, the couple has been in Bali, Indonesia to continue yoga teacher training.

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