If you've experienced profound loss-be it the death of a loved one or the end of an important relationship - you may feel intense emotional or physical pain. In fact, it's not uncommon for grieving people to experience depression, anxiety, fatigue, and a variety of chronic ailments. If you've tried medication or therapy but have yet to find relief, you may be surprised to discover the healing effects of yoga. Yoga for Grief Relief combines over 100 illustrations of gentle yogic poses and the latest research in psychophysiology and neuroscience to help you get back on the path to wellness. Written by Antonio Sausys, TV host of YogiViews and the founder of Yoga for Health, an International Yoga Therapy Conference, the step-by-step exercises in this book can be tailored to your personal needs, and are designed to help you work through your loss and begin on the journey to self-knowledge and enlightenment. Grief affects both the mind and the body. Using the examples and illustrations in this book, you'll discover how the ancient practice of yoga can provide relief for both your emotional and physical symptoms.
The book also explains the psychophysiological correlation between emotional grief and bodily pain that may also arise. The gentle yoga practices within include postures, breathing exercises, body movements, cleansing techniques, self-relaxation techniques, and mind reprogramming exercises. At its core, yoga is about accepting change. If you are ready to heal, this book can provide the necessary tools needed to make a meaningful transition in life with graceful awareness.
"The heart of yoga is here in Antonio Sausys' "Yoga for Grief""Relief". Sausys understands grief firsthand, as well as yoga's capacity to help us heal from the inside out. Trust Sausys' deeply intuitive, compassionate, and authoritative voice as he helps you release the bodily effects of grief, guides changes in your perception, and opens you to greater self-awareness. I fully endorse this practice and this book!" --Amy Weintraub, founding director of the LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute and author of "Yoga for Depression" and "Yoga Skills for Therapists"
Antonio Sausys, MA, CMT, RYT, is a somatic health practitioner and yoga instructor specializing in one-on-one yoga therapy for people with chronic and acute medical conditions as well as emotional imbalance. He studied with Yoga masters and teachers such as Indra Devi, Swami Shankaradevananda, and Larry Payne. He has continued his professional development with training in Foot Reflexology, Swedish Therapeutic Massage, the Degriefing Process and Reiki. Sausys teaches and lectures at the U.C. Berkeley, California Institute of Integral Studies, Kripalu and is a member of the World Yoga Council, the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and the Association of Death Education and Counseling. He is a TV Host for YogiViews, and the founder and executive director of Yoga for Health, the International Yoga Therapy Conference. For more information, visit satyoga.com.