Yoga and Death

I think the reason I like yoga so much is that nothing else in life prepared me for death, my death or anyone else’s.  We’re constantly surrounded by it whether we experience it first hand or not. And nothing I’ve experienced really  prepares me for it. Whatever it is, however it makes me feel, however it makes you feel- it always ends up in a question mark of how are we supposed to feel? Angry, sad, peaceful, relieved, dark, confused, complex, anguished, indifferent?  There are so many negative feelings and some positive about it.

Energetically more can be answered about death. Energetically we can still feel the spirit, we can sense it. I want to tune in to that energy because there  is healing power there.
This is our 7th chakra. We need to develop this skill and open our minds to this communion.
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Yoga helps one become so present, that each moment is a life and death in itself. And with that level of clarity you can began to surrender to the idea of this unknown, permanent departure. Although we are burdened with the knowledge that death is coming, through this practice we become at ease. Tranquil mentally, spiritually and physically.  The union of this trifecta will silence the outer world and allow you to harmonize with your true vibration of your inner world. You will know peace.
I don’t know anything about death, but I found this thing, this yoga practice in life- and it’s showing me a way to be ok. To surrender and relax to the purpose of why we’re all here. The reason we take “corpse pose” (Savasana) at the end of practice is to begin the mindset of departing in peace. If we leave in peace, may be we all will live in peace.
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I am sorry if this brings up any raw feelings!  I just was contemplating this today.
Namaste,
Kai Elle

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