How a happy baby can ease your grief

You wouldn’t necessarily connect grief support and yoga, would you?  The last thing you would expect someone to say to you after the loss of a loved one is, “Well, I guess you better pull out the yoga mat and start with some happy baby poses. . . .”

But if you start to think about it, why wouldn’t yoga help with grief?  It’s all about meditation and breathing and the awareness of where we are in the universe.  And when we’re upset, aren’t we supposed to take deep breaths to calm down?  That’s the first step of yoga!  The fact is that grief can stress the body in countless way, most likely ones we’re not even aware of.  Practicing yoga can do wonders to relieve the emotional pain and anxiety that come when suffering a loss. 

HPCCR is offering a workshop called Healing Grief Through Movement and Mindfulness.  It’s a beginner level class so anyone is welcome, even if yoga is a new undertaking.  The first workshop is tonight, July 21 at 6:30pm in Lincolnton at the Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County office.  We will also offer workshops at Levine & Dickson Hospice House (Wednesday, July 28 at 6:30pm) and the HPCCR South Charlotte office (Saturday, July 31 at 10:30am).  Bring a large towel or a yoga mat, wear comfortable clothes, and get ready to enjoy some time with others who know what you’re going through.  We’re not promising you’ll feel like a happy baby when it’s over, but you might just feel better.

To participate in Lincoln County, call 704.732.6146.  To join the group at LDHH or the South Charlotte office, call 704.335.4334.

Explore posts in the same categories: grief, hospice, Hospice & Palliative Care Lincoln County, HPCCR South Charlotte, Levine & Dickson Hospice House, special events

2 Comments on “How a happy baby can ease your grief”

  1. Beth Thompson Says:

    This was so fantastic! My friend Jessica and I have been talking about how theraputic it was all day. Can someone find out the name of the book our instructor was reading from today? She wrote it down for me but I seem to have lost the piece of paper.

    Thanks for offering this wonerful experience and I hope you will offer it again.

  2. hpccr Says:

    Thanks, Beth, for your comments! We will work on getting you the name of the book!

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