Updates, Uploads and Uplifts
Graceful Passages - An audio CD that provides gentle and compassionate support for anyone facing loss and life-changing transitions. It can be found under DVDs/CDs in the Yoga for Grief Support Store.
A Grief Observed, by CS Lewis - A short and powerful look at the grief experienced by CS Lewis after the death of his wife Joy. Every sentence of this book is full of insight and wisdom into the heartbreak CS Lewis experienced. This can be found in the Grief and Bereavement section of the store. If you are as interested in the life and loss experienced by CS Lewis as I am, you may be interested in Shadowlands (also found in Grief and Bereavement) which is a book about the lives of CS Lewis and his wife Joy, from before they met until after her death, and the corresponding movie Through The Shadowlands (found in DVDs/CDs).
Buddhist Care for the Dying and Bereaved is a new book that looks at Buddhist practices of preparing for death, attending the dying and comforting the bereaved. I haven't had a chance to read this book yet, but it is next on my list. Buddhist philosophy has brought me much comfort in my own experience, and I am excited to have another resource in my library. It can also be found in the store, under both categories of Death and Dying as well as Mindfulness and Buddhism.
I even have a section dedicated to yoga. The Breathing Book shown on the right is a great resource all about the breath - including meditations, exercises and education about breathing. Other titles under the Yoga category include some of my favourites such as: Yoga As Medicine by Timothy McCall, Relax and Renew: Restful Yoga for Stressful Times by Judith Lasater, and Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga by Rolf Gates.
Uplifts: I am constantly looking at new ways to bring elements of support and sharing to the Yoga for Grief Support class. Last class, our sharing circle was about what we, the bereaved, have found supportive in our journeys. I decided it would be helpful for me to compile a comprehensive list for everyone about what each individual found supportive (from books, to classes, to small acts of kindness). At the end of this session, everyone will get a copy to take with them to refer to as needed. Perhaps I will even post a copy here. Expanding the web of support....
Thanks for reading.