Today, I attended one of Seane Corn’s workshops that was new to me, “Yoga for a Broken Heart.”
What touched me most was how this workshop came about. Seane’s father, who has now passed, asked her to teach this class within six months of his death to help her process her grief and to learn how to help others process theirs. We’re talking about all kinds of grief here, from heartache to loss.
The workshop was as emotional as you would expect it to be from the title. Just as we were all reaching for more and more kleenex, Seane reminded us that the pain/grief we were all feeling is only as big as it is because we were lucky enough to have loved that big.
It is key to stay present with your emotions and not disassociate from them because grief will build up inside you. Our unprocessed emotions can manifest as anxiety, depression, stress related illness and can fuel our addictions.
Thankfully, the gift of yoga and the guidance of wise teachers like Seane, can help us feel the grief and move back to love.