How Your Body Protects Your Heart While Grieving

Ashley Waite

When grieving, you may notice that your body naturally wants to cave in. Some believe this is an evolutionary, protective posture, experienced during times of stress and trauma as a way to protect one’s vital organs.

Many yoga poses often focus on heart-opening poses. However, during seasons of grief, these poses can be unnerving.

Tonight before going to bed, we invite you to spend time in child’s pose to help calm the brain and relieve stress and fatigue.

Source: Ezrin, Sarah. "How To Heal Your Heart from Grief." Yoga Journal. 26 February 2019.

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