Our bodies are a storing place of emotions. Whether we’ve experienced good or bad emotional experiences, our bodies react. Often these emotions can become ‘stuck’ in parts of the body. Different emotions are stored in different parts of the body. By working within a deep pose we help to release these stored emotions, stimulating the meridian lines and allowing energy to run more freely through the body.
Hips are one of the key areas that can store a lot of emotions. Hip opening postures are often the most challenging and releasing of all the yin poses. A good opener for the hip joint is Shoelace (Sanskrit: Gomukhasana). This pose allows an internal rotation of the femur bones, stretching around the outer hips and glutes. Decompression of the lower spine is included if we fold forward in the pose.
Remember to always be gentle and kind to yourself. It’s important to practice our yin poses with patience and awareness and allow our bodies to open up in their own time.
Next Yin Yoga – Friday 26 October