Ancient Practice for a Modern World
Conversing with Death Yoga
Yoga is often confined to poses and utilized for appearances--abs, loss of weight, and maintaining health. These intentions will come to bite us sooner or later because life doesn't stay young and healthy. There is such a thing as physical decline.
Conversing with Death Yoga courageously looks into the future with impermanence in mind. Using basic poses, a heavy dose of contemplation and medittation, and breath work, it aims to help the student cultivate a closer relationship with change, aging, actual or potential illness, and, yes, the inevitable last breath.
Carefully done, living with last breath awareness can:
helps us prioritize what really matters in life
live a more intentional life
cultivate compassion for those already going through the stages of decline
help us plan for the future so our loved ones are not left with the burden
reduce the elements of surprise that come with decline
increase the chances of a more peaceful transition