When I teach, just like in other parts of my life, I tend to talk. When there’s a natural catastrophe, a bomb or nuclear explosion goes off, or someone famous dies of old age or heroin or hanging, I’m likely to talk about it in class. Death (especially) becomes me. So perhaps you’re not surprised to learn that I’m a big believer in the power of yoga during the process of grief.
That said, I was recently asked to write an article about yoga and grief. It’s just been published in the September 2014 issue of the DC edition of Natural Awakenings. You can read it by clicking here.
I’m grateful to all the people who’ve lost loved ones and are willing to talk with me about it — I’ve learned a tremendous amount from watching how people choose to live in the face of death. Though I’ve also had my own experiences, it’s humbling to remember that grief — like anything else — happens in many shades and how I handle things might be vastly different than the next person.
Thank you for reading and sharing any thoughts you have!