Yoga Practice for Emotional Wellness and Self-Care
In this practice, we will focus on emotional wellness and self-care. Grab a folded blanket to support your knees and hips. Start by extending your right leg towards the right corner of your mat and bringing the sole of your left foot to your right inner thigh. Turn your body to the right, lengthen through your spine, and fold your body over your right leg. Remember, it's not about how it looks, but how it feels. Find a place where you can still breathe and face the sensation and intensity of the pose. How are you showing up for yourself today. Sometimes there is no quick fix, and you need to give yourself space and time to process. Take a big breath in and out, and slowly rise. Switch sides and repeat the pose with your left leg. Grief is surprising in its intensity and longevity. Healing is not linear, and it's okay to have bad days. Practice patience and compassion for yourself. Rise and find a tabletop position on your hands and knees. Step your right foot forward into a low lunge position and sink into your hips. Relax the muscles in your face and hips. Switch sides and repeat the pose with your left foot. Take your time as you come into a forward fold, allowing your head to hang heavy and your shoulders to relax. Inhale love, light, and warmth, and exhale pain and darkness. Rise and walk your hands back for a counter stretch. Open your chest and shoulders. Come into extended child's pose and breathe deeply. Let your emotions spill out and process them. Rise and find a tabletop position again. Step your right foot back into a low lunge and find movement and motion. Lower your back knee down and sink into your hip. Use your breath to release tension and soften your edges. Come into child's pose and relax. Press yourself up to seated and place your hands on your heart. This is a place of love and loss. Bring your hands together at heart center and honor your loved one.