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Paul Denniston is the founder of Grief Yoga®, which uses yoga, movement, breath, and sound to release pain and suffering and connect to love.
Paul is certified in Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Kundalini Yoga, Laughter Yoga, Restorative Yoga, and Let Your Yoga Dance. He also has taught movement at the Stella Adler Academy in Hollywood.
In our conversation, we discuss his new book, “Healing Through Yoga: Transform Loss Into Empowerment”.
Topics include the universality of grief, the difficultly we have supporting each other while grieving, the challenge of surrendering, the experience of loss during the pandemic, and reconnecting with the physical world in the digital age while grieving.
0:39 How Paul became interested in movement and yoga
5:57 What is Grief Yoga?
8:56 How a random act of kindness transformed Paul’s life
11:01 Showing compassion with each other as we go through collective crises
15:01 Emotion is energy in motion
16:15 Jaw release exercise
18:08 Spine movement exercise
19:34 Even in deep loss, love still exists
22:28 When someone is experiencing grief, avoid saying this
25:59 Expressing your grief
30:42 What should you let go of?
33:08 The difficulty of trusting the process
37:06 Surrender is a space of sweet release
38:00 How children may process grief
40:22 Social media, identity, and today’s young people
43:06 What does grief have to do with starting lines?
48:41 How the pandemic disrupted the way we process grief
53:03 What’s the connection between Jealousy, Envy, and Grief?
56:50 “One Final Question”
"Healing Through Yoga: Transform Loss into Empowerment - With More Than 75 Yoga Poses and Meditations"
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