How can yoga and exercise possibly help me when all I want to do is lie in bed and grieve?
Today I’m going to be sharing with you a video on how to heal and grow through mindful movement. Hi there, my name’s Laura Kelly, and I am from grievenow.com. I help you reclaim your new identity after the loss of a loved one and live a life that you are truly destined for. Today we are going to be talking about how to heal and grow through mindful movement. Exercise and yoga are game-changers. You know, they’ve helped my clients, and they’ve also helped me through my grieving process. So, exercise is a huge part of my life. I know when I’m feeling down, and sad, and depressed that, you know, a simple 20-minute exercise or a yoga class, something like that will change my perspective as soon as I complete it. It’s an amazing feeling.
We are all humans; we need to move our bodies. Our bodies were built to move. We need fresh air; we need to breathe in that clean, beautiful oxygen from outside, fill our lungs up, and release. It’s a form of detoxifying our bodies by breathing properly. Also, we need to open our hearts. When we live from our hearts, that’s when we live a beautiful life. So, for someone coping with grief exercise can be a distraction and help prevent depression by interrupting cycles of negative thoughts. We tend to think very negatively when we are grieving. We think of all the things that we don’t have in our life.
You know, all the hard times, the sadness, all the terrible memories, what’s been taken away from us. And we don’t think of, you know, all the good things that we have in our life, all the positive things. So when we do exercise and yoga, like, some mindful movement, it creates a sense of purpose in our lives. Because when we’ve gone through grief, we feel like we’ve lost our purpose. So, if you’re feeling lost exercise brings a sense of purpose and focus that only requires you to put one foot in front of the other.
The second tip is it helps us with our mood control. Exercise triggers the release of neurotransmitters such as endorphins, serotonin, dopamine, glutamate, which are all well-known for this role to help with our moods. So it does help us with mood control.
Also, number three is it fights depression. This works better than antidepressants. And it also helps us relieve feelings of pain, insomnia, anxiety, fatigue, and brain fog. So by doing a simple 20-minute exercise, workout, or yoga practice, it can help you fight depression that you are being faced with, pretty amazing. Then, you don’t have to take any of those prescription drugs, wonderful.
Also, it helps you feel calm. It gives you the motivation to work on other activities. So once you’ve completed that exercise or yoga practice you’re going to feel, you know, motivated to maybe complete a few other things that are on your list that you need to do.
In my last tip, my fifth one is it is a form of meditation. I could not live without exercise in my life because it is a form of meditation. I know that I need to do some movement every single day to keep myself calm, at peace, happy, and joyful. And when we are exercising or doing a yoga practice it’s a form of meditation because we’re focusing on, you know, one thing, on ourselves, a lot of self-care. And it’s therapeutic for our mind.
I hope this inspires you to get moving, go for a walk, do a quick little exercise, or go to a yoga class. I would love for you to share below how you feel about exercise and mindful movement. Has yoga helped you through your grieving process, do you currently practice it? Or are you willing to currently take a yoga practice, or a workout, or exercise up in your daily routine? Please post in the comments below. If you feel like this video was of value to you, I would love for you! Much Love