Loss and healing after Stillbirth
This guest post is shared with us by Lexington, KY based yoga teacher Sharon Tessandori, a beautiful soul and mother to a precious, sleeping angel. Here is her story of loss, and of hope for tomorrow.
October 16, 2012 – One week ago today, Andy (my husband) and I found ourselves in what felt like an impossible predicament. Andy was adorned with every token of good luck we’ve accumulated over our 14 year relationship.
Never have I taken a retreat to grieve.
I can already say without a doubt, grieving is the most important work I’ve done in my entire life.
If you’ve read this far you might be wondering what all this had to do with yoga?
Yoga is the full expression of the moment, right here, right now (atha). Yoga is being with the full range of life’s experiences and being honest about all of it (satya). Yoga is reflecting on that which presents itself in your life (swadhyaya). Yogais coming up with a plan to move forward and taking action (tapas). Yoga is trusting that even in times of turmoil God, The Universe, The Divine (whatever you want to call it) has your back (ishvara pranidhana).