Knowing how to let go and move into the present moment can instill a sense of transformative power into our lives, particularly during times of loss, emotional turmoil or grief. Using yoga to practice surrendering, be it to physical sensations or psychological challenges, can be a catalyst for powerful change beyond our mats.
The experience of letting go can be terrifying, tightening our breathing and the flow of energy. Yet yoga requires us to yield, at least for that time during our practice, and to relinquish any attachments that are not needed.
Each time we step onto our mat, we’re affording ourselves the opportunity to withdraw our senses from the outer world. Isn’t this the magic of yoga? This is where we can relinquish our senses and just go to our essence, without thought or judgment. Enjoy it, use it, and let it transform your heart! In this place we can find the transformative energy to get a better perspective on the loss and release the grief. Your pain is a human experience, but it is not YOU.
The practice of yoga has been known to effectively treat the stress and depression that’s often associated with loss. It can improve your outlook and alleviate your nerves so you can be happier and calmer under pressure.
During times of loss and grief, remind yourself that you’re going through a human experience and that it does not own you. “Let this practice ground me in the present and move me from grief to my soul’s essence. I am ready for clarity, for growth, and for the strength to let go of any limited beliefs that cause pain.”