Yoga as a Way to Deal With Grief

Yoga as a Way to Deal With Grief

Learn more about how Yoga can help you to overcome the death of loved one.

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Losing someone is never a good feeling. The realization that we will not get to see the person we love hits us really hard. When someone grieves, nothing seems to be right for them, but you have to stay strong and come out of it because life goes on.

People start coming to your loved one's funeral to support you, to be with you when you need them the most and to help you to overcome this tough time.

But, self-healing is the best way to deal with grief. You have to find peace within yourself to feel better, and that is possible through yoga. Yoga is not just an exercise that people do to stay healthy, but yoga heals both your physical body and your mind. Yoga is the bridge between your body and soul.

Your life is valuable too. Therefore, take advantage of yoga power and heal yourself. Here are the ways yoga can help you overcome grief.


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It Clears Your Mind from Deep Agonizing Thoughts

You will never forget the person you love the most. But, what is necessary to do is calm your mind and set yourself free from stress. No one forgets the person we love the most. Yoga helps you to focus more on the connection you have with the deceased person and helps you to cope up with their loss.

Yoga teaches the way to accept the truth, stay connected spiritually, and helps you to overcome the daunting emotions.

When You Meditate You Inhale a Lot of Positive Energy

Remember, the person who is no longer with you would have never wanted to see you in such a state. Your loved one will want you to be happy and move on. That's what the person you lost must be praying from heaven.

Yoga will help you to see the positive side of all the good things that both of you have done together and how much the person you loved wanted you to be the better version of you. Yoga helps you stay focused and achieve all your goals.



Yoga Teaches You About the Real-World Problems

Even if you are grieving, there are always other problems that need your attention and focus. You have house rent to pay, utility bills, your job is at stake, and the list never ends.

Yoga clears your mind and lets you focus on dealing with real-world problems. Yoga channels your thought towards the right direction and allows you to focus on what is ahead of your life.

You Find Peace Within Yourself

The best part about doing yoga is that you are all quiet, all you hear is silence, and that soothes you from deep within. Grieving is a state where the mind wants to be as quiet as possible. Let this quiet phase be utilised to heal you.

Death is a part of our life, and it's a universal truth. Man is mortal. All of us will leave one another one day. One day you will leave earth too, would you want your loved one to be in this stage as well? Think about it.

Yoga Helps Your Body to Regulate Properly

When we are in grief, we are not just hurt emotionally; our body stops functioning well too. You don't feel like eating, you sleep a lot, or a lot lesser, you don't find interest in anything you do. This routine has to stop. You can't let yourself be like this.

Yoga can channel positive energy flow across your body. This energy is essential to get back the energy that you lost somewhere in the way. There are many things to do in life as well. To move on, you have to find a way to deal with grief and yoga has that healing property.

Yoga Helps You Fight with Anxiety and Frustration

When we grief, nothing seems to be right for us. Losing someone is indeed frustrating, but that's how life is. A human being takes birth and one day they leave. Leaving behind a myriad of memories. But, that's how life goes on.

Yoga Will Help You to Overcome Your Anxiety by Keeping You Calm

Now, you know why yoga is essential for a grieving soul. Life has to move on dear friends. Try yoga, it sure does help.

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Please Spare Me From The Three Months Of Summer Break When People Revert Back To High Schoolers

They look forward to swapping stories with their friends at the local diner, walking around their old high school with a weird sense of superiority, and reminiscing their pre-college lives.

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I know a surprising amount of people who actually couldn't wait to go home for the summer. They look forward to swapping stories with their friends at the local diner, walking around their old high school with a weird sense of superiority, and reminiscing their pre-college lives.

Me? Not so much. I don't mean to sound bitter. It's probably really comforting to return to a town where everyone knows your name, where your younger friends want you around to do their prom makeup, and where you can walk through Target without hiding in the deodorant aisle. But because I did this really annoying thing where my personality didn't really develop and my social anxiety didn't really loosen its grip on me until college, I have a very limited number of people to return to.

If you asked someone from my high school about Julia Bond, they would probably describe her as shy, studious, and uptight. I distinctly remember being afraid of people who JUULed (did you get high from it? was it illegal? could I secondhand smoke it and get lung cancer?) and crying over Algebra 1 in study hall (because nothing says fun and friendly like mascara steaks and furious scribbling in the back corner while everyone else throws paper airplanes and plays PubG Mobile).

I like to tell my college friends that if I met High School Julia, I would beat her up. I would like to think I could, even though I go to the gym now a third of the time I did then. It's not that it was High School Julia's fault that she closed herself off to everyone. She had a crippling fear of getting a B and an even worse fear of other people. But because she was so introverted and scared, College Julia has nothing to do but re-watch "The Office" for the 23rd time when she comes back.

Part of me is jealous of the people who came into their own before college. I see pictures of the same big friend groups I envied from a distance in high school, all their smiling faces at each other's college football games and pool parties and beach trips, and it makes me sad that I missed out on so many friendships because I was too scared to put myself out there. That part of me really, really wishes I had done things differently.

But a bigger, more confident part of me is really glad I had that experience. Foremost, everything I've gone through has shaped me. I mean, I hid in the freaking bathroom during lunch for the first two weeks of my freshman year of high school. I never got up to sharpen my pencil because I was scared people would talk about me. I couldn't even eat in front of people because I was so overwhelmingly self-conscious. I remember getting so sick at cross country practice because I ran four or five miles on an empty stomach.

Now, I look back and cringe at the ridiculousness because I've grown so much since then. Sure, I still have my quirks and I'm sure a year from now I'll write an article about what a weirdo Freshman Julia was. But I can tell who had the same experience as me. I can tell who was lonely in high school because they talk to the kids on my floor that study by themselves. I can tell who was afraid of speaking up because they listen so well. I can tell who was without a friend group because they stand by me when others don't. I can tell who hated high school, because it's obvious that they've never been as happy as they are now.

My dislike for high school, while inconvenient for this summer, might be one of the best things to happen to me. I learned how to overcome my fears, how to be independent, and how to make myself happy. I never belonged in high school, and that's why I will never take for granted where I belong here at Rutgers.

So maybe I don't have any prom pictures with a bunch of colorful dresses in a row, and maybe I didn't go to as many football games as I should have. Maybe I would've liked pep rallies, and maybe I missed out on senior week at the beach. But if I had experienced high school differently, I wouldn't be who I am today.

I wouldn't pinch myself daily because I still can't believe how lucky I am to have the friends that I do.

I wouldn't smile so hard every time I come back from class and hear my floormates calling me from the lounge.

I wouldn't well up when my roommate leaves Famous Amos cookies on my desk before a midterm, or know how to help the girl having a panic attack next to me before a final, or hear my mom tell my dad she's never seen me this happy before.

If I had loved high school, I wouldn't realize how amazing I have it in college. So amazing, in fact, that I never want to go home.

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What You Need to Know About Flower Essence Healing

Flower essence essentials. Some of the most important things about flower essence healing I learned so far.

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I discovered flower essence therapy by mistake. I was at a certain stage of my life, a crossroad if you will, and I dabbled with different things in order to find a meaning to it. At one point things seemed rather bleak but it eventually took me to a path of redemption and me discovering ways of not just healing my body but my soul.

Here is where I discovered flower essence. At first, I was a little bit skeptical to try it, mainly because there are no actual evidence and trials which connect healing and flower essences together. But if you open your mind and dive into the spiritual you will find that it is there. This kind of remedy saved me and opened new doors for me and in a way ushered me into a completely new state of existence.

If you are ready to venture on the same path as I was, just be open to it. No matter how strange it sounds, the only way you will accept it is by opening your mind. Friend from a flower shop was a great help for me as she provided me with the essential knowledge that enabled me to start. She also gave me emotional support and opened up the gates that eventually went through.

What are Flower Essences?

First thing's first. What are flower essences? Many people have actually never come in contact with them and may seem confused. The best and most simple answer is that flower essences are infusions of flowers into water. The mixture is exposed to sunlight and is preserved in a solution. Alcohol is usually used as a preservant but glycerin is also used.

Contrary to what you may think, flower essences do not have a specific smell. The idea behind using them is that certain flowers posses certain energies and thus have healing properties. The healing energy of flowers is captured into the liquid and is then used for healing.

Flower essences go into the realm of vibrational and homeopathic healing. It is more connected to crystal and sound healing, even acupuncture, than with any other traditional form of healing.


The Origin of Flower Essence

While flower essence therapy draws its origin into the far past of human evolution, a closer origin story dates back to turn of the 20th century. Flower essence therapy has been around for ages but it was first introduced to the Western world by a British physician.

He started experimenting and using flower essences in order to treat various ailments of his patients. At first, it may have sounded silly, but the results eventually came.

His method was to place a certain flower into some water of a period of time until the water is imbued with the unique and essential imprint of the flower which was believed to have healing properties and would later be used to heal his patients.

How to Use Flower Essence?

Flower essences are used in various ways. But since they do not possess the smell of the flower they have been made from they are much different than essential oils, for instance. While other similar remedies are mostly based on healing physically, flower essence heals the soul.

One of the easiest ways to use it is to put a drop under your tongue. Some people put a few drops on their pillow before going to sleep. You can even put a few drops into your bath and bathe with it. The idea is that the healing energy of the flower is supposed to course through your body and heal you.

How is Flower Essence Different from Essential Oils?

This is what a lot of people are confused with. Essential oils and flower essences are a completely different form of healing. Essential oils are far more popular compared to flower essences, but the truth is that they are not as effective as flower essence is.

The biggest difference is that essential oils have a certain aroma to them and are used for physical healing. Flower essence works on a completely different level and heals the body on a spiritual plane.

The energy that flows through each flower is supposed to flower through your body and heal it. Another thing that you also need to know is that flower essence does not have any scent at all.

What Conditions Can Flower Essence Treat?

Flower essence is essential in healing the mental side of our being. There are actually many ways flower essence can help, but it mostly depends on the flower that is used. Here are some types of flowers and in which purpose they can be used.

Passion Flower - Takes us on a divine path and helps us connect with our higher self.

Nasturtium - Takes us away from our heads and brings us back to our body. Helping us to feel grounded.

Lemon Flower - Helps us focus and gives us clarity and clears away the mental fog.

Hibiscus - Stimulates sexual and reproductive energy and also evokes passion.

Grape Hyacinth - Helps to relieve stress which originates from physical or mental trauma.

How Can I Make Flower Essence?


There are many ways to make your own flower essence. But everything is connected in a spiritual plane. The recipes may different but the end result is always the same. Some essences need to be exposed to sunlight while others are made during the full moon. It takes a specific kind of ritual to make your own flower essence.

The most important and basic thing is that you only need one flower to make one essence. Compared to essential oils where one does requires for a bunch of flowers to be used. You need to capture the essence of a flower into some water, a solvent.

People use brandy but you essentially need alcohol. Glycerin is also used if you want to give it to children or to people who are allergic. But alcohol is the best preservant.

Put the lower into a casing and let it be for a while. After you are done the solvent will be ready to use. A few drops are more than necessary for a dose.

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