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Yin yoga and emotions

Modern research in the field of psychosomatics confirms that our body stores the imprints of experienced stress and repressed emotions, which “settle” in the tissues of the body and block the energy meridians. Therefore, by stimulating certain segments, we can feel an emotional outburst, both positive and negative emotions (more often negative ones, since a person tends to suppress them – we share pleasant emotions much more readily). So,

work with the hip joints can cause feelings of anger, irritation, resentment;
deflections often awaken hidden fear, anxiety;
working with the shoulder girdle can release old sadness, etc.

If during the practice of yin yoga you feel an emotional wave growing inside, try to take the position of an observer and let this wave sweep throughout the body, and the corresponding emotion come out. Do not try to drown out or “drive away” unpleasant feelings. They are just as important as pleasant ones, they also need to be given space to come out and be allowed to be.

By accepting these emotional waves, you can not only understand yourself more deeply, but also heal the body tissues that have stored them in the form of microspasms. Followers of the method believe that in this way the practice of yin yoga gives healing at all levels: physical, emotional, energy.

If you do not feel emotional outbursts during practice, this does not mean that you are doing something wrong. We all experience emotions in different ways: someone keeps in himself, someone releases them outside. Accordingly, the emotional background during the lesson may differ. Both of these are normal.