Caregivers need care too. Explore the best yoga-based solutions for soothing the caregiver’s heart, mind, and
Giving care—to a baby, a sick partner, an aging parent, or as a part of a
career—is a sacred act. Offering your time, presence, and energy to someone is
a powerful gift. It’s also hard as heck, especially when it means watching
someone you care about suffer.
order to care well, we need to be able to access the softness in our hearts
that allows us to feel compassion and empathy for the one we are caring for.
But it also requires strong boundaries that can create a protective barrier
around that softness. When we do not appropriately protect our capacity to
care, we can lose that softness altogether.
fatigue is like running out of the gas that fuels our engines for caring. When
someone is relying on us, that can be very dangerous. When we do not take enough
time to rest and restore ourselves, to do things we enjoy that nourish our
physical and spiritual bodies, we have less to give to those to whom we are
tending. When we don’t stop to care for ourselves, we can’t care for
struggle can often show up in the physical body. It’s often the back of the hea …