6 Surprising Lessons Yoga Taught Me About Divorce
You need a beginner’s mind to deal with divorce. Let go of what you thought you knew and learn to have no expectations as you go through the experience. Bear the discomfort, it will not be easy but you will grow in ways you would not have realized before the experience. Moderation in all things, you need to give yourself time to heal and move on. You do not need to be clubbing every night to move on. Patience in the process and realize you are making a commitment to yourself to hang in there.
- Yoga promotes a higher sense of patience, which is important when learning to be kind to yourself when coming out of a divorce.
- Commitment is a huge aspect of yours, which is something you need to learn in order to care for yourself, and care for others post-separation.
- Participating in yoga can also teach you how to do things in moderation. Moderation is important after a break up because it is quite common for people to over-indulge.
“Just what it sounds like, in yoga, sometimes you hold the pose long enough to create a bit of discomfort. You learn that you can bear that discomfort. You learn that after you release the pose, you feel stronger for having tolerated that discomfort. Sometimes you even notice that you’re still holding the pose, the discomfort has passed and your downward dog is so happy it’s wagging its tail.”