Letter to a Broken-Hearted Yogi

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Hello my sweet yogi. 

I hear you feel heartbroken. You're feeling stiff, sore, and uncomfortable. Your legs are tired even though you've been sitting for most of the day. Your chest aches. The idea of going onto your yoga mat seems impossible and you would much rather have some sweets and fall asleep.

You're not a bad yogi for being unable to do asanas when you're low. You're human. It's OK. 

I'm so sorry that you feel this way. I know it's really, really difficult to go through a breakup. I know how difficult it is to lose somebody that you love. I know the fear of not being enough, or having your partner worry that he or she isn't enough. I know that it's hard when things just don't work out the way you expected.

I know how it feels to worry that you'll give up or lose hope.

Or to feel like you're sitting in a room and the only light in there has just burnt out.

But I'm here to tell you that you are enough.

You are so enough.

And that light is not burnt out darling, because you ARE that light.

The only thing that I want you to focus on right now is the fact that you are beautiful inside and out, and that even though it hurts now, that beautiful body of yours will heal, and your heart will too. 

You are not alone in this even though sometimes it's very easy to feel that way.

I can't tell you how many times I've held my finger over the call button beside his name, or re-wrote a text message 50 times only to delete it and hit cancel. 

I know that feeling of laying down on your mat and saying "maybe tomorrow." 

The most important thing I want to tell you right now is that sometimes it’s OK to hurt and cry and scream. It doesn't make you crazy. If you are sensitive and emotional, be yourself. Be all of that glorious self that you are, because it is so beautiful to feel all of those feelings, and being vulnerable makes you beautiful.

Your body loves you, yoga can wait for when you are ready, and your heart is going to heal.

Take all the time you need because time is on your side, I promise.

Love works on your side to break you open, make you stronger, and give you better.

Even if you can't see that now, darling.



Elizabeth is a certified Ashtanga yoga instructor, a world traveller and a go getter. Elizabeth appreciates both the good and the bad, and writes about both... unapologetically.