Identity is a complex and multifaceted concept. It is shaped by our experiences, relationships, and values. When we lose someone or something that is important to us, it can be difficult to know who we are anymore. This can lead to a sense of loss of identity and grief.
Yoga can be a helpful tool for processing loss and grief. The physical postures can help to release tension in the body, and the breath-work can help to calm the mind and emotions.
This yoga sequence is specifically designed to help those who are struggling with the loss of an identity. The sequence focuses on the hips and heart.
- Seated Sun Salute Flow (Surya Namaskar)
- Cat-Cow Pose (Marjaryasana-Bitilasana) / Cat tilts
Hip and Heart opening.
- Baddha Konasana (Butterfly Pose)
- Seated twists
- Seated side stretches
- Pilates Mermaid stretches
- Diagonal forward folds in Baddha Konasana
- Heart-Opening in Baddha Konasana
A video of this sequence is below:
This yoga sequence can be modified to fit your individual needs and abilities. If you are new to yoga, you may want to start with a shorter sequence and focus on the poses that feel most comfortable for you.
If you wish, you may also use props, such as yoga blocks or blankets, to support your body in the poses. See the blog post below to learn more about yoga props.
It is important to listen to your body during this sequence and take breaks when needed. If you feel any pain, stop the pose and come out of it.
This yoga sequence can be a helpful way to process the loss of identity and grief. The physical postures can help to release tension in the body, and also to help to calm the mind and emotions.
Also note that if you are struggling with loss and grief, it is important to seek professional support. A therapist can help you to work through your emotions and develop healthy coping mechanisms.
I hope you found this sequence and blog post helpful. If you have questions or require support, please do reach out, and I promise I will try to my best in my capacity as a wellness profession.
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