It’s the third week of “Yoga for Grief.” I am in a pose to stretch out my Hips where the teacher says people tend to carry stress. After Class, I ask why, and she says it’s tied to the fight-or-flight response.
“Fight-or-flight response engages the muscles in your hips getting ready to either run or kick,” She said. “If you don’t do either your hips engage but never release.”
I missed the second class because I had an out of town trip. I missed the first class, well, because I am grieving and my brain is too discombobulated to keep track of schedules.
In the middle of the third class, my heart starts to ache, tears roll down my cheeks. It’s a sad little whimper of a cry. I get up and get a tissue.
And that was the second time I cried over the passing of my mother-in-law.
A Sudden Death
My mother-in-law’s passing was a horrible shock to everyone. Sure, she was 71. But she had just returned home from a two-week visit to our home. She was still vibrant and sharp. I found myself alone at home for days while my husband dealt with the business of … Continue reading..