Every single one of us go through life experiencing different situations where we feel pain, anger and sadness. In order to not get caught up in your own misery that you’ve created -you need to find a way to heal your heart and move on. I’m not saying you should be cold-hearted and not feel sad for things that may hurt you. I’m saying allow yourself to feel the pain, acknowledge it and come to terms with it. When we feel pain we get sad and depressed, we tend to go back to that moment that has made us sad and hurt us but yet we don’t fully except it. We just dwell on it, that it was hurtful and you ask yourself why it happened to me.
Try these moves towards a better recovery.
Center yourself with Mountain pose, raise your arms out to the side and as you inhale bring them over our head as you exhale bring them to your heart in Namaste. Do a few of these breathing moves to feel the energy flow. Then go down to the floor and warm up your spine with Cat and Cow pose- don’t forget to take good deep breaths as you do it slowly. Now that your spine is warmed up you can start to work on your heart. Starting with Camel pose, stay in it for a few minutes at a time. Camel pose opens up the heart area allowing the energy to flow, allowing us to become more forgiving and compassionate, allowing us to feel the love and be loved. While you are in that pose visualize a golden light penetrating straight through your heart and filling your heart with golden light, healing any pain and darkness it may have.
Other postures that will work on the heart area are: Cobra Pose, Sphinx Pose, Wheel Pose, Upward Dog Pose, Upward Plank Pose and Upward Facing Two Foot Staff Pose (maybe a bit challenging) When working on these postures always take the time to get connected with your breath and work with your visualization of healing the heart.
Finally sit down in Lotus Pose and meditate. Take all that pain and heart ache that you have and feel it, imagine hugging yourself on the inside and accepting the fact that you have been hurt. With each inhale take the pain in, feel it, caress your heart on the inside and with each exhale let it go leaving your heart glowing with love again.
We learn compassion and forgiveness only after we ourselves have experienced the pain, when we have felt it, that’s when we can understand someone else’s pain and be compassionate. The same goes for forgiveness; if we learn how to forgive we can have more love in our hearts.