Below is the transcript of an article which was published in the August 2019 edition of Yoga Magazine. It’s called ‘How Yin (Yoga) helped me grieve.’ I wrote it from somewhere deep within & it seemed to resonate with many readers. I hope it resonates with you too. I’m sitting on my yoga mat, eyes closed, I feel the earth both supporting and grounding me. I hear a gentle breeze through the trees, then it gently caresses my skin. All around me are the sounds of rural India: a myriad of birds, the occasional cow, a pair of noisy chipmunks running around inside the roof, and the gentle rhythm of the fans. I feel energy moving round my body and I’m very calm and peaceful deep within. For the first time in my life I realise there’s nowhere to go and nothing to achieve because it’s all here; I am whole, my life is complete, I am enough. I’m practising yoga in an ashram in India and it feels like home. As the truth of how much I’ve changed hits me I feel an unstoppable wave of emotion rise up in my chest and out of my eyes. Until a couple of years ago I put everything I didn’t want to feel into a box. Grief from 6 unsuccessful rounds of IVF, into the box it went, grief from the death of my mum, into the box. Then grief from the death of my dad, you guessed it, straight into … Read moreHow Yin (Yoga) helped me grieve
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