A little quote of inspiration I’ve shared with my students this week reminded me of this insane article about the colors of emotions actually showing up in our bodies. Yoga reminds us daily that the emotional and physical bodies are linked, but according to this research (follow above link), that connection is actually visible.
“Yoga is about clearing away whatever is in us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way. With yoga, we become aware of how and where we are restricted — in body, mind, and heart — and how gradually to open and release these blockages. As these blockages are cleared, our energy is freed. We start to feel more harmonious, more at one with ourselves. Our lives begin to flow — or we begin to flow more in our lives.”
– yoga teacher, Cybele Tomlinson
This is such a beautiful sentiment. When I’m teaching, I use this phrase: “Inhale in space and healing, exhale out all the tension, toxins and stress.” (Now I just need to add on: “For real.”)
Next time you practice: imagine that the space and healing in your inhale is a vibrant color. Cherish that image and begin to let that color clear away your stress.