“The ability to both give and receive love, in all its many forms of splendour, holds the true key to healing because it is the most life sustaining and affirming form of emotional expression”.
Path of Empowerment
Pleiadian Wisdom for a World in Chaos
Back bends, chest and heart opening can be confronting...stirring up and releasing pent up emotions repressed in the heart chakra area.
When I was first learning yoga I would see people crying after class and wondered why none of the teachers had ever mentioned the emotional release that can occur through the practise..
Emotions have been described as energy in motion. Releasing physical and mental tension through a yoga practise can release associated emotional tension, tears can flow..but it is through the release that this offers that we are free to move forward, fully present..OPEN hearted, unencumbered, unrestricted or preoccupied by baggage and wounds and repressed emotions from past experiences.
We are either expanding or contacting. When energy is dedicated to holding onto or pushing down raw or uncomfortable emotions we are contracted, shut down, fearful of being emotionally triggered in any sense lest the emotions we are fearful of should arise. We are closed. We are not free.
When we are emotionally clear, when we can flow, we are released..able to feel and experience and express and explore...expanded...open...less fearful...free.
I have cried my way through many a practise, to arrive at the end of it at a calmer, clearer, stronger, more emotionally open and available, more peaceful place within myself, with an accompanying altered feeling and perception of my current ‘reality’ or the state of the world around me.
Yoga is an amazing tool which can assist us through times of grief or loss or change.