All of the tough, dark, shadow feelings such as grief, sadness, guilt, shame and anger are stored deep within in the body. If these emotions are not properly expressed the body responds by gripping on tighter sealing in these feelings and the mind tend to bring on more even self suffering through resistance and negative self talk. But there is wisdom in grief and you don't have to completely remove it to feel happiness again. You can have a sad chapter in life and then decades of compassion, happiness and love. If grief we understand that we can't change the past, but we can change the way we think about it and the way we express it.
Grief Yoga uses awareness, expression and connection to allow you to begin accessing and accepting your inner wisdom through powerful heart-opening yoga asanas, breathing techniques to stimulate the brain, movement to release tension and holding patterns within the body, and the resonance of sound to connect body, mind, breath, to soothe and heal through vibration and soul.
Making time to recognize and honour your loss by acknowledging your loved one can reflect the everlasting love in your heart. You can take control of how you remember your loved one and remove resistance and all things that don't serve you and instead see happiness in your future. What if we allowed ourselves to grieve fully each and every loss? Be in the moment and move on to the next feeling that comes up. Honour grief, not sorrow.
"The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter, and the spirit heals with joy." - Proverb
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Passionate and beautiful Grief Yoga Creator Paul Denniston. Visit www.griefyoga.com for more details.
One of the world's foremost expert on healing and loss and author of best selling books On Grief and Grieving and The Needs of the Dying. www.grief.com
Transformation through integrative therapy, yoga, reiki and coaching. Reach out for help at www.bethsegaloff.com
The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not "get over" the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again, but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to.
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