Yin for Sadness/Grief

Every so often we may be overwhelmed with sadness or grief. It may be from the loss of someone or something we hold dear to our hearts or a general feeling of being low. An imbalance or depletion in lung chi is linked to grief that is associated with loss. Sometimes we may be overwhelmed with grief or sometimes we may be unable to express grief. These are both natural responses. If these feelings become prolonged they can become injurious to our overall health. This sequence below was designed to strengthen lung chi after the death of my chicken, it’s funny how these little birds can get under your skin. A few backbends to invigorate and bring joy and some calming forward folds to nourish and centre. Enjoy

The hold times depend on how you feel if you want to linger in them for longer great!

Black and white photos are  from with-yin

 

Wide Knee child’s pose  with twist

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Sphinx/Seal start in Sphinx and stay there or move to seal after 1 minute 4 minutes total

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Lateral Dragonfly 3-4 minutes each side, pause in the middle

YinYoga-Dragonfly-side-pose

 

Caterpillar 3- 4 minutes

Caterpillar

Caterpillar

Snail 1-2 minutes can also be done with shins right on ground and holding onto ankles

YinYoga-Snail-Pose

Fish Pose- this can be done with a block or bolster under the back hold for 2 minutes if unsupported longer if supported

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Spinal Twist 3-4 minutes each side

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