The Benefits Of Yoga During Grief

Ashley Waite

According to John’s Hopkin’s University, regular yoga practice has the ability to reduce levels of stress and inflammation, while increasing states of mental and physical energy.

Grief Yoga commonly includes restorative and active poses to address the emotional and physical aspects of grief. Grief isn’t solely an emotional loss; it can manifest physically in the body with fatigue, physical pain, sleep pattern changes, digestive issues, headaches, forgetfulness, etc. Yoga allows you the ability to move your body in subtle ways, giving grief an opportunity to show you where to direct your efforts.

If you would like to consider starting your practice today, this gentle 26-minute video from Yoga with Adrienne is designed for those with a grieving heart.

Source: 9 benefits of yoga. (n.d.). Retrieved April 03, 2021, from

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