"There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief." - Aeschylus
The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy and happiness but this time of year can often trigger sad memories for a lot of people. Whether you are dealing with a recent loss in your life or being brought back to upsetting child hood memories, navigating through the grief can be difficult and feel overwhelming at times.
As human beings, we cannot escape the fact that throughout our lives we will experience grief in one shape or form. If you are grieving, it means that you once have loved deeply. These feelings are unavoidable in life but if we find ways to deal with our emotions, it can make the grieving process a little easier.
There have been multiple studies done on using yoga as a means to help with the grieving process. This is because when a person grieves, it is a full body experience. Many times people will completely shut down and feel as if they cannot do anything. Simple day to day tasks seem impossible and the thought of attempting any of them becomes unfathomable.
When you introduce a gentle, heart opening yoga practice into your life, it can begin to calm the nerves and treat symptoms of depression. It's important to remember that grief takes time to heal but with the help of a daily yoga practice, the sadness will not seem like such a heavy load to carry and slowly you will start to feel a little lighter each day.
Some benefits from a daily yoga practice when dealing with grief :
More aware of the body
Feeling of calm
More open to opportunities
We welcome you to join us for Hatha at 7pm on Monday & Wednesdays and Yin on Fridays at 9am.
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