This is a big question and not one easily answered quickly. But, to simplify: 1) We hold emotions and stress bound into our body, quite literally in knots sometimes 2) We have energy centers (meridians) along the Central Nervous system where when we have things going on, or had items happen to us, that we ignore or shut down these areas to avoid dealing with the emotions 3) In addition toxins build up in the body when we hold stress our cortisol levels rise, and perhaps we take on synthetic toxins, via poor food choices, etc.
Yoga helps us get at all three of these items: the postures are specifically designed to get deep into the physical locations that we tend to hold emotions and stress: hips/ back/ neck/ heart
Yoga helps us move energy along, as we move through postures encouraging students to breath and to press into finding a peaceful balance on the mat- seeking the mind body connection that will help unblock these energy channels and get "stuff" moving
Yoga, especially in a hot room, helps us rid the body of toxins, this is why we sweat as we do, and often times you will hear the belly start to rumble as digestive enzymes start moving, and perhaps even your nose starts to run.
And of course the eyes, Leak: voila Release
It should never be an embarrassment, it happens to most of us, at times we'd least expect.
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Emotions in Motion
AUG 28, 2007