When the world turns black…

Sometimes life throws you a curveball, and sometimes that curveball is actually a cannon ball, and it’s been covered in gasoline, lit on fire and thrown directly into your heart.  Grief is a strange thing, it’s completely universal, and totally personal.  And sometimes, in the depths of it, you truly believe nothing will help.  Not family, not time, and honestly, definitely not yoga.

But then as time passes and you slowly return to your mat, you learn something.  That even though you may still spend some Savasanas crying; many of those things in fact did help, just not in the way you thought they would.  You realize that while not even the best family and the greatest friends can take some pains away, it is good to have someone hold your hand in the dark.  You learn that while time doesn’t heal all wounds, it does help cover them so they are not so raw and jarring.  And interestingly, you discover that even when you were too sad to unroll your beloved mat, those yogic lessons you’ve learned over the years can carry you through the worst moments, like when nothing feels possible, just stay present and breathe.

Life is a journey my friends, with deep dark valleys and brilliant high peaks, live it well.

*Sun Peaks, Kamloops, British Columbia

Posted by: Cara-Lynne Auld

It was the late 1990s when I first practiced yoga. My Mom had signed us up for a 6 week course taught at a rustic cottage on the outskirts of a small town. The instructor had shaved her head and changed her name to one I couldn’t pronounce, but she weaved the magic that comes with a great class. I loved it then, and have since, but like many great love affairs, we had our ups and downs, yoga and ... read bio

13 Responses to “When the world turns black…”

  1. Janet says:

    Beautiful words, thank you!

  2. Terri-Lee says:

    You have written so eloquently what many of us have experienced. It helps to know we are not alone in our feelings and that the sun will shine again. Thanks.

  3. Marie Sabourin says:

    Thank you!

  4. Cara-Lynne says:

    Thank you Janet and Marie. Namaste.

  5. Brenda says:

    Thanks ..it’s a greiving thing and time heals all,although sometimes that curveball is a very slow pitch .

  6. Tiffany says:

    So thoughtful and so relatable. Your words had me feeling for you and my own peaks and valleys all at the same time ❤️

  7. Sharel says:

    So well written Cara-Lynne. Cherish your memories and continue to celebrate each and every day with gratitiude!

  8. Thank you Cara-Lynne, I had some tears on the mat yesterday, just out of the blue, but also because of something that happened earlier. Crying and yoga can release so much stress. Namaste. says:

    Thank you Cara-Lynne, I had some tears on the mat yesterday, just out of the blue, but also because of something that happened earlier. Crying and yoga can release so much stress. Namaste.

    • Cara-Lynne Auld says:

      Well, thank you for sharing. Yes, sometimes those tears are completely expected, and sometimes a complete surprise. Either way, beneficial and as you say such a release. Namaste.


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