Time spent alone is a blessing! and does not have to be lonely.
Embrace it as a chance to connect with what’s truly essential.
Yoga, through self-introspection, can show that this apparent emptiness is not empty at all but actually FULL to the brim !!
We learn as we go deeper into our Sadhana, that sometimes at first when we experience a deep peace & emptiness, that it may even seem scary as it is unfamiliar to us, but soon this feeling changes from an uncomfortable unknown to a blissful expansive state of awareness, nourishing us and thread through everything in our daily life.
The antidote to loneliness or anxiety is to get to know what lies beyond our thoughts & feelings, this pure awareness that lies beyond mind brings peace and relaxation.
Once you’re in touch and have experienced this higher awareness, it’s impossible to feel lonely, you experience directly your connection to everything and everyone.
Loneliness comes from feeling separate, disconnected, Yoga bring connection and a sense of security within oneself without needing anything from the outside.
Doing Yogic techniques to help us Ground is a key factor to physical, mental and emotional health and connectedness. It creates emotional stability, and calms and clarifies the mind. It helps one to deal with trauma or any stressful situations and crises. Grounding keeps us focused on the present moment and facilitates a shift in consciousness, promoting spiritual growth.
Some grounding yoga postures and techniques include:
- Tadasana (mountain pose)
- Vrksasana (tree pose)
- Virabhadrasana I (warrior I pose)
- Virabharasana II
- Salamba Sarvangasana
- Balasana (child’s pose)
- Sukhasana (easy pose)
- Trikonasana (triangle pose)
- Walking barefoot in nature
- Yoga Nidra
Meditation, asana, pranayama, mantra, visualisation and all other Yogic tools can help with letting go of worry fear and loneliness. The fundamental Yogic techniques through concentration and focus allow us to step aside of the thinking mind and rest in a quiet place, silent place, peaceful place, that is free from all suffering !!
How do you ground yourself or feel connected Please feel free to share your thoughts and techniques to reconnect and feel grounded.