Allow the Flow of Energy by Opening Your Heart and Hips
emotions latin translation: mover = to move e = out
when we find movement in our practice (asana) we are moving energy out of the unconsciousness, through the body, and into the conscious mind. this flow of consciousness charges the body, cleanses it, and heals it..
we repress feelings by restricting movement, and conversely, movement can free the emotional holding that causes chronic tension. Fear, guilt, jealousy, resentment, anger, hurt and bitterness are held in the heart.
Think about how you feel when you feel these emotions.
There’s a very real physical reaction. Stagnating negativity makes you unhappy and makes you feel unworthy or incapable of giving and/or receiving love.
Last week we worked on heart opening beginning with silence and listening to then find our voice by finding the energy/heat/fire/agni in solar plexis. Promoting security, confidence, worthiness to begin to be able to bloom and open up our hearts. Continuing to work on heart opening by connecting to hips to find release.
Chakras are all connected and energy is always moving and changing. Opening hips can start the movement of energy and continue to allow the energy to flow. Exposing the heart in the 4th chakra and the 1st chakra with hip openers tap into the vital feelings stored in these areas because there’s a lot of unchanneled potential and power in the thighs and upper back. Additionally, twists and backbends can also trigger an emotional release by continuing the movement of this energy through the body.
“Anytime you work with the body, you are also working with the mind and the energy system—which is the bridge between body and mind,” And since that means working with emotions, emotional breakthroughs can be seen as markers of progress on the road to personal and spiritual growth.
"Let Emotions in, Feel what we feel, and then Return back to the peace that's within Us" - Chelsea Korus