Your Body Stores Your Trauma

Trauma, negativity, all of it gets stored in your physical and energetic (chakras, aura, soul) body. Pay attention to where you store the most tension, for me it’s my neck, shoulders, lower back and hamstrings. I also get very locked up in my sacral and root chakra. The PTSD episodes and flashbacks aren’t as often as they were since removing my ex.

Yin yoga is a good way to release pent up negativity. This was my introduction to the practice I can’t believe how open, flexible, free my body is since getting into it. I’ll warn you Boho Beautiful is really intense, practice makes perfect though, the more you do it, the better you get. What’s stored in your body? Why? How do you release it? Via: Insight.Corner

What Are You Holding Onto?

Daily yoga practice has me taking everyday inventory of the things I need to let go; a pillar of the practice is rooted in releasing negativity from the energetic body. Releasing is one of the healthiest, healing habits a person can have. You have no idea how much is pent up until you approach it with intention. Yin yoga really made me aware, as you have to maintain positions for lengthy periods of time to remove what is stored. Do this exercise, you’ll be surprised at what you find and how much of other people’s energy you carry. What are you holding onto: relationships, an experience, the past, failure…? Via: Cleo Wade

Yin Yoga Lessons On Time

Salem Mitchell

All my life I had two ultimate body goals:
1. Pull A Haimowitz- Tina Haimowitz (the tallest girl in my year after me) won the sixth grade limbo contest. The stick was only a small child can make it low, she defied all odds. The crowd roared.
2. Do a split in both directions.

“I’m more flexible than you and I’m 60. Geez you are so stiff; it all comes from your lower back.” My chiropractor gave me a technique to loosen up my hamstrings. My inflexibility was notorious, I can’t even bend my finger.

I took his advice and combined it with my daily workout routine. Determined, I started doing yin yoga two years ago. One move requires you to place your legs, over your head, while on your back. Day in and day out my legs hovered like 2 feet from my head. Then suddenly, out of nowhere, a few weeks back, my toes touched the floor!!!!!! I absolutely could not believe it. For a second I didn’t understand what was happening and thought I twisted my body in a damaging way. Such was the shock of my toes feeling the ground FINALLY.

Can I do the splits and bend over backwards? NO, I still can’t, but I know one day I will. It took TWO ENTIRE YEARS to nail one move. The joy of that moment was worth every second of practice. Always give yourself time, keep going, practice makes perfect.

What’s something you want to do, but still haven’t mastered? How much time are you willing to put in?