Notice if your inhales are equal in length to your exhales, or not. Notice if it is easy to focus on your breath, or not. From “Breathing Exercises for Grief & Stress”

Awareness of Your Breath

Bring your awareness to your breath without changing its natural flow. If it is shallow, notice shallow. If you feel tightness in your body when you inhale, notice that. From “Breathing Exercises for Grief & Stress” More on Mindfulness & Grief  Save

Notice…

                        Breathing exercises will deepen your connection to your body and help you bring conscious awareness to the present moment. Tension in your body will release, and your mind can take a break from worrying about the past or future, which is often a

Connecting To Your Body, Relieving Stress

                        Breathing exercises are one of the most helpful things you can do when you are grieving or stressed. From “Breathing Exercises for Grief & Stress” More on Mindfulness & Grief 

Breathing Exercises For Grief & Stress

                        Don’t breathe in any special way right now. Just get to know your natural rhythm in this moment. What do you notice about your breath? From “Healing Grief in the Body with Gentle Awareness” More on Mindfulness & Grief 

What Do You Notice?

                        Imagine you could approach yourself right now with loving compassion (If loving compassion feels too edgy right now, at least imagine seeing yourself through neutral eyes). From “Healing Grief in the Body with Gentle Awareness” More on Mindfulness & Grief 

Approach Yourself With Loving Compassion

                         Can you imagine what it might be like to give your body a time out from holding all that stress? You can, and it only takes a few minutes to learn from your body. From “Healing Grief in the Body with Gentle Awareness”

Learning From Your Body

                        While your body thinks it is doing you a favor by protecting you, in reality it is most likely causing more aches and pains by holding onto tension. From “Healing Grief in the Body with Gentle Awareness” More on Mindfulness & Grief

Holding onto Tension

                        When your heart aches the perspective on life narrows; the panorama of a once full life zooms in to the detail of suffering, and the body closes in on itself in an attempt to protect the heart from further pain. From “Healing Grief in

When Your Heart Aches

                        We have to have support, we have to get to know ourselves better, and we have to envision (and eventually act) on the reconstructed life after loss. From “6 Mindful Strategies to Recover from the Shock of Loss” More on Mindfulness & Grief 

Life After Loss

                        It is easy to become overwhelmed in the face of loss and world crisis, and yet we have this gift of mindfulness to keep us sane and even grow through it all. From “6 Mindful Strategies to Recover from the Shock of Loss” More on

The Gift of Mindfulness

                          Get to know yourself better so that when your own “stuff” comes up you will be able to hold open, loving space for those who are dying, placing your own needs to the side and showing boundless compassion. From “Understanding the Spiritual Needs

Open, Loving Space for Others

                        Permission to live life on your own terms is a radical gift, one few of us even offer to ourselves. From “Understanding the Spiritual Needs of the Dying” More on Mindfulness & Grief

Living Life on Your Own Terms

                        Right now you are like a jar filled with water and sand that has been shaken vigorously. Yoga will allow the sand to settle. From “Yoga for Grief: Why Practice is Important” More on Mindfulness & Grief 

Finding Balance and Calm

                      No longer a passive participant in your play, you will learn that you have the power to direct yourself towards health, balance and well being. From “Yoga for Grief: Why Practice is Important” More on Mindfulness & Grief

Health, Balance, & Well Being