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Restorative Yoga for Emotional Stability – Grief

Restorative Yoga for Grief

Grief is a multi-faceted response to loss, usually focused on the emotional response to loss, yet it also has physical, cognitive, behavioral, social, and philosophical dimensions. Bereavement refers to the state of loss, and grief is the reaction to loss.

How Does Yoga Affect My Emotions?

Where does emotion sit in your body? What parts of the body feel the emotions of Anxiety, Depression and Grief?
Each emotion will have a feeling of temperature, speed and location in the body. As we become more attuned to where these emotions can sit, the more we can help to heal ourselves and others.

Restorative yoga can help to support anxiety, depression and the experience of grief. Yoga is effective to treat fatigue, combining movement, rest and stress reduction as it cultivates subtle awareness and activates the parasympathetic nervous system (Rest and Renew response). It can help to treat the deepest level of our beings, and therefore, to heal.

Yoga gives us space and time to probe the feelings that arise, to move into pain, not away from it, and emerge somehow more whole and free, by focusing on the physical as well as emotional experience. Explore the nuances of setting up Restorative poses as sanctuary for mind, body and spirit.

Cora Wen

Over the past 25 years, Cora Wen has built her reputation as an internationally acclaimed yoga practitioner and teacher.

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