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Yoga skills can enhance healing from grief and trauma by increasing body awareness, improving emotion regulation and self-soothing, and by strengthening the connection to the self. When our mind and body are shaken by the loss of a loved one or a traumatic event, our nervous system may go haywire for a time.

Breathwork and other yoga skills can be powerful aids to grief therapy work as well as for anxiety and depression. In her book, Eastern Body, Western Mind, Anodea Judith describes, “It is important to remember that the point of grief work is to regain connection with the self inside rather than increase our attachment to what was lost.” In other words, we do not dig into grief just for the sake of it, but we purposefully learn about our emotions and how to work with them as a means to feel connected to ourselves again and to be more present in our lives.

For more information about individual and group therapy opportunities that incorporate the use of yoga skills, please contact Suzanne McLean at 706-425-8900 or email at suzanne@ca4wellbeing.com.