Yes, I know Love can be cruel and you probably think this is about your heartbreak after you lose the love of your life. This can put an immense amount of stress on your heart and sweep you up in a tsunami of emotions disturbing the mental energy and the spirit that dwells in you.
How this chain of events actually occurs is first your spirit is broken, your mind begins to act like a crazy monkey, you’re drowning in your emotions, and then it shows up physically in the body as disease or dis-ease.
You ever go to the doctor because you are having pains and discomfort and they cannot tell you What or Why? Well, that has happened to me twice in my life. I was sitting in Statistics class in college and all of a sudden I got pain in my chest, shortness of breath, and numbness running down my left leg. As the professor is teaching, I am trying to breathe through it all and hold out until the end of class. I stood up and felt very unsteady shuffling toward him. I leaned on his desk and told him I need to leave and go to the hospital. The Campus police picked me up and off I went.
After twelve hours in the ER and test after test, I was told my heart is fine. I asked What or Why? They responded we will have to assume anxiety. Prior to this episode, I would occasionally experience discomfort in my chest and shortness of breath but managed to breathe through it until I could get the pain to subside and I was able to breathe deep again. It was the numbing down my leg that scared me into going and getting checked out.
Prior to that, I went through a very stressful divorce losing what I thought was the Love of my life along with watching my children’s hearts break. This affects children just as much as adults if not more. This is when yoga showed up in my life.
As I began to put my life back together going back to school and working two and three jobs to keep a roof over my children’s head I realized what I had survived made me stronger. I would periodically at times have pains in my chest and shortness of breath, but used my yoga practice to strengthen my mind, body, and spirit. This is the best medicine I have ever experienced.
This led me to India thus far five times to study with master yogis who have taught me how yoga when practiced fully heals the physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual human blueprint.
We are Multidimensional Beings which requires maintenance to sustain optimal functions in all these components that make you, you. Just never maintain your car and keep driving it and see what happens.
Yoga integrates radiant health when practiced fully and frequently, which I do. I have not experienced any pain in my chest or shortness of breath for years.
Twenty years later in 2020 I sat up from a deep sleep and screamed out from the pain in my chest. I managed to breathe through it. One month later the same thing happened. I thought well, I better go get it checked out. This time I went to a cardiologist. I ran the gamut of every test that could be performed to determine What or Why. I was told I am healthy and above average for my age and should keep doing what I am doing.
Heart problems do run in my family. The crazy thing is there has been no diagnosis given to me yet. I am grateful and curious. This led me to do my own research to try and determine What or Why.
I came across a diagnosis called Broken Heart Syndrome(BHS). As I read through many publications and research articles about BHS I found it described the same symptoms I was experiencing, pain in the chest and shortness of breath. BHS is a temporary heart condition that is brought on by stressful situations and extreme emotions. The good news is this condition can reverse itself in days or weeks. Here is an easy read from one of the publications on BHS which I found very helpful. Mayo Clinic
I believe 2020 was a good testing ground for our strengths and weaknesses. Depression, Suicides, Addictions and Mental Illness is off the charts, but nobody is talking about the number of lives lost to these illnesses.
What? Traumas can destroy the mind, body, and spirit and these illnesses are results from traumas.
Why? As one of my Teachers states, “You don’t know what you don’t know.” Meaning you don’t know what knowledge you are missing.
Thank God for my Yoga practices. I have increased the frequency of my yoga practices and incorporated Ayurveda(Science of life) and running to hopefully prevent BHS(Yes, I diagnosed myself).
I am not on any medications, just meditations that do an amazing job of taming that crazy monkey mind and healing you mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Five Practices to upgrade your health in Mind, Body, and Spirit.
Mental (Mind) – Meditation, Concentration practices, Focus finding
Physical (Body) – Asana practice, Movement education, Physical Therapy
Pranayama (Breath regulation) – Profound Stress Reduction, Nervous System relief, Anxiety relief, Total Relaxation
Spiritual Studies, Practices, and Prayer
Nature is the best medicine. It is filled with Prana. Get in it!
Lynn Geddes Wolling, Yoga Me Fit, LLC
Author of Yoga for Small Spaces/Chair Yoga Instructor Guide
Co-Author Yoga for Small Spaces Cards
Lynn is a master teacher. Her teaching style is deeply respectful of the practice, seasoned by years of experience, and informed by her knowledge in a wide array of disciplines: anatomy and physiology, fitness, many different styles of yoga, and also the deeper elements of philosophy, mantra, and Ayurveda. She really lives her yoga–mind, body, and spirit, and offers that integration to all whom she works with.
Lynn is an extremely knowledgeable yogi and a great teacher. I appreciate her philosophical wisdom as well as her teaching ability.
Lynn is a great teacher.
Lynn is certified in several distinct and diverse practices, honest to a fault, hard-working, and enjoys her ability to impart her knowledge with others…
Lynn knows how to help one reconnect with their body in the most playful way. She is extremely knowledgeable in alignment and how our bodies work. I personally recommend her work to anyone. If you have the chance to work with Lynn, take it!
I highly recommend Yoga Me Fit for your yoga needs. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff in a comfortable and inviting setting. Great if you are looking for a fun healthy way to unwind or even just to feel better and more energetic.
You truly were a godsend to me during my health crisis time back in Savannah. I haven’t had that kind of opening up of the mind and body since then. Thank you for all you did for me! Namaste, Kathleen
Working with Lynn was one of the best things I ever did. She got to know what my body needed in order to become stronger and leaner. Due to her expertise and guidance, I had more energy, strength, and endurance. I highly recommend her and am happy to talk with anyone who wishes to discuss further. Lynn can give you my phone number upon request.
I have been SO amazed at the strength, balance, and flexibility I have gained through yoga training with Lynn!!! Never a flexible child, I got even stiffer with years of wearing high heels, but, with time and practice, I recently did a BACKBEND- yes, really!! Yoga is truly a journey, and I can hardly wait to see where it take me next! Practicing yoga for 2 years, age 50-ish.
My testimonial: Impressive knowledge of applied anatomy, Lynn has been instrumental in helping me rehab after several injuries. Her yoga classes are intense physical workouts mixed with an upbeat Anusara philosophy that brings calmness into my day and the improvement in body and mind keeps me coming back to class.
I knew Lynn Geddes Wolling about 20 years ago when she was an aerobics instructor. Last fall, it was my good luck to attend an Anusara yoga class taught by Lynn and a whole new world opened up to me. I’ve been coming back ever since. Lynn’s passion for teaching, energizing, and empowering her yoga students is unparalleled. Through her, a whole new world has opened to me. It is a world that allows me to expand my physical and spiritual boundaries, to become grounded and centered, to bond with other students in the class, and to continue on an exciting journey. Thanks to Lynn and her enthusiastic teaching skills, I am increasing my physical strength and practicing yoga poses that I never thought would be possible. This is a thrilling adventure!
When I started with Lynn I was out of shape and lacking flexibility, but Lynn’s enthusiasm, excellent instruction and the warm atmosphere of the classes helped me to keep on through the challenges. And I always felt great, especially after the class was completed! That was probably three years ago, now I’m a regular at Lynn’s group classes and have an individual session with Lynn once a week. I’m 47 and was starting to feel some twinges in the joints, I’d complained to my doctor about some hip pain, but through my regular yoga practice my hip pain and joint twinges are now gone. I’m still no athlete, nor at my ideal weight, but I am stronger and feel much better because of my regular yoga practice. I’d like to particularly recommend individual sessions with Lynn. Each session, designed to meet my needs, deepens my practice. I’ve learned how to approach familiar poses given the quirks and particular challenges of my body, making my practice easier, safer and more effective. I’ve also learned new poses and modifications to add to my home practice. The whole experience, but particularly the one-on-one sessions, was a confidence-builder. Lynn is an excellent instructor and coach: knowledgeable, creative and encouraging. I recommend her wholeheartedly.
Lynn Geddes Wolling is a Master Teacher!! She truly TEACHES yoga, not just lead a class. She explains the mechanisms of the body systems as she demonstrates a pose and breaks down each pose into doable parts to guide your experience at your personal fitness level! I am so thankful to have found her ! Regardless of your experience with yoga ( I had NONE!), she inspires each student to strive for their personal best!
Beautiful Lynn, Practicing with, and learning from you was a high point for me in Savannah. It feels great to be in the Northeast again. I know that “wherever I go, there you are,” but, in all my travels, there have always been some places that I just feel resonant with and others I don’t. This one I do. The awakening of Savannah did not feel like an endeavor I could get my heart behind, but I see you doing it, with much wisdom and without ego. All blessings to you!
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