We all go through sadness, grief, disappointment and at times, feelings of emptiness. It’s called “being human” and there is absolutely nothing wrong with feeling all of the above. Life is about balance so, with happiness, there will be sadness and with excitement, there will be disappointment.

What matters is how we deal with the sadness*, loss and disappointment. Life can be extremely demanding with no or little room for work-life balance and relaxation – which are natural ways for our bodies to heal. Because of the creation of the internet and the smartphones, the world is now at “real-time” which means work, projects and other demands are following you around 24/7 with hardly any time left for you to really “switch off” and re-centre.

According to Psychology Today, sadness is a painful emotion of disconnection from someone or something that you value or had wanted to value. It differs qualitatively and temporally from grief, which may have a greater impact on your perception of the world and is longer lasting.

It’s important that you acknowledge your feelings of sadness, disappointment and anger as it happens and observe the feelings without judgment until they pass. However, if not handled properly, these feelings can trigger some negative outcomes such as disturbances in your sleeping patterns and physical side-effects.

According to Bustle.com, while sadness and depression are not the same things, both sadness and depression have many of the same physical side effects — so ignoring extended periods of sadness can actually be quite detrimental to your health.

If you’ve been feeling sad, angry and frustrated for a while now and you’re looking for a natural, organic and healthy way to recover, you could consider joining in one of our retreats at Pranasanti Yoga here in Bali.

At Pranasanti Yoga, we’ll combine the natural power of nature, fresh air, yoga, meditation, Balinese rituals and positive vibes along with the island’s undeniable magic to help you achieve clarity and peace. You’ll meet like-minded people and so many beautiful souls who are here to support all retreat members with kindness and encouragement.

Come and join us here at Pranasanti Yoga for our retreats and day tours, where in addition to practising yoga, you’ll also learn all about “real” Bali and the Balinese culture that is over 2000 years old. Take the opportunity to add one more growth factor into your life as you learn, grow, heal and create joy. To find out more, please email luh@pranasanti.com or simply visit our website at www.pranasanti.com.

*If you have symptoms of clinical depression, please reach out to your doctors and your loved ones for help.