Yoga is emotional. We are starved human beings searching everywhere for a connection with our online worlds and consumption tendencies, yet everywhere we look, we are blocked.
Take a moment to think about the last time you gave somebody a hug. I’m sure that every one of you holds your hugs with compassion and sincerity, but did you feel the same returned from the person you hugged? How many hugs have I had that last a split second! Such a waste of such a valuable opportunity to share that connection with your friends!
Without this touch, we get moody. The less whole-hearted love we receive and have the opportunity to share, the more we fall into auto-pilot and lose purpose. It’s true! Touch releases serotonin and dopamine in your brain, a chemical your body naturally makes for peace and happiness.
When you’re practicing Yoga, you are bringing your subtle mind into awareness. This, in conjunction with a physical practice of Yoga, the asanas, has a multiplicity effect on triggering a full awareness of your life, which rapidly increases the release of emotions into your Yoga.
The silence allows you to process events from the past, however subtle that processing may be, the emotions are often not so subtle.
On top of all of this, our bodies remember and store everything that has happened to us in our lives, from trauma to intense joy. When we physically reinvigorate the parts of the body that hold these emotions, as can happen during yoga, we also release those feelings.
I invite you to do your Yoga today