MINDFULNESS & GRIEF PODCAST EPISODE 3AhimsaThe Yogic Path to Self-Care During Grief ​With Karla Helbert SHOW NOTES Yoga for Grief & Loss author Karla Helbert, LPC, shares how the yogic practice of non-violence, called “ahimsa,” can help us be our own best friend during the difficult days, months, and years after a major loss. Drawing

Precautions: The first principle of yoga is ahimsa: nonviolence. Practice nonviolence to yourself by not causing your body any physical pain during your practice. If you are under medical supervision, check in with your practitioner before embarking on a yoga practice. Why Practice Yoga For Grief When faced with a great loss our body, mind

When someone we love dies it is not uncommon to have moments where we expect them to return to us. We absentmindedly set the table for two, or pick up the ringing phone and expect it to be their voice on the other end of the line. While not everyone who grieves will experience this magical thinking, it may help to know that it is normal, at least for a period of time.

The practice of yoga for grief may seem daunting at first glance. Contemporary media and fitness magazines depict model-thin women in the prime of their lives twisting into the most advanced expression of pretzel-like postures. They are strong; they are at peace; they radiate joy. If someone you love has died, the odds are you

If you have experienced a significant loss you are probably aware of the damaging effect grief has on the health of your body, mind and spirit. Professionals agree that the natural grief reaction sends the body into the state of stress, invoking the well known “fight or flight” response. When left unchecked, this response may