One of my life teachers passed away this week.
My 94 years and 341 days old grandma died peacefully after an extended time with some form of dementia. She was no longer herself and it was time for her physical self to surrender.
After receiving the news late Saturday afternoon, I was left to process the new information alone.
I craved something to let me grieve.
I found my yoga mat to be one of the safest places to let the emotion flow.
Adriene never lets me down. The "I Surrender" practice was just what I needed.
I sobbed during the extended child's pose as I felt the flood of emotions. Although I knew intellectually this was to be, sooner more so than later, this wasn't something I could prepare for...as much of a planner I am.
From past experience of letting emotions fester, I knew that I needed to work through this process and not let it linger. I know it will take time but clearly, it wasn't something I needed hold on to.
Although I recognize that one session (actually two goes at this practice) won’t take away my sadness, it has helped release some of the grief and I am thankful for that.
Aspiring Yoga Teacher
I've practiced yoga since I was a pre-teen and have always found it to keep me centered. I will be a teacher one day and this is my journey to discover teaching and practice.