We’re in an unprecedented time due to the global pandemic we are all facing. All around the world, we find ourselves asked to stay home and self-isolate. Whether we are exhibiting symptoms of any type of sickness or not, there is a social responsibility to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus and stay home.
For many of us, self-isolating could bring up painful feelings of aloneness or, at least, uncomfortable boredom. With everything going on, we may also find ourselves feeling fear and worry in the uncertainty of what is to come.
However, with this situation comes an unexpected opportunity to turn inward.This can be scary if our internal world is filled with challenging or uncomfortable emotions. If you find yourself turning away from your regular routine of meditation and yoga, please know that you are not alone. It is natural to want to distract yourself in times of uncertainty like these. The challenge we face is to use this inward time to continue to develop our practices. We can use yoga and meditation to survive this period of self-isolation.