Living the life of a CF caregiver can be immensely rewarding, but also challenging. Yoga for Caregivers is all about letting go of the control of life that we hold onto so tightly, as we learn to find joy in surrendering to the flow.
While we can’t predict — and we certainly can’t control — all of the challenges that our children with CF will face, we have an idea of some of the trials that lay ahead in their lives. Introducing them to yoga is one way that we can help prepare them to face these challenges with determination, agility and a sense of peace.
Yoga nidra quite literally translates to “yogic sleep.” It is a form of meditation where you are guided into a state of deep relaxation while remaining completely awake and aware. Yoga nidra can be practiced for countless reasons: to deeply relax the body and mind; process trauma; promote physical healing; balance emotions such as anxiety, fear, anger, grief, sadness; or simply as a method to relax and slow the mind.
CF is merciless and there’s no explaining why one person’s body succumbs to the disease when another’s does not. In the CF community, we share our triumphs, but also our trauma.