Yoga & Emotional Release

I just had an amazing emotional release in my morning yoga class ... yep---I cried there on my mat in savasana. 

An emotional release is a release of energy or Prana, a release of emotion that's been held deep inside. It felt good to feel that way on my mat. I wasn't embarrassed even though I'm certain some of my fellow yoginis noticed. I felt glad that I could do that, as I know some can't.

It was the funniest thing though; it was the song that the teacher played while we rested there in savasana. It reminded me of my grandmother almost immediately. Probably because it had the air of being slightly religious---but not overtly.

It made me think of my late grandmother because she was always telling me that she wanted me to find a nice church. When I think of this it makes me smile.

Laying there thinking of her, I could see every detail of her face, her eyebrows, her eyes and hair. I could hear her voice. It was as if she was with me---and I knew that she was.

As we heal ourselves, we heal seven generations forward and seven generations back. I know my grandmother is happy for me because---well, I found my church. 

Enjoy the day and tell the ones you love that you love them. 


By Desiree Winans, RYT & Holistic Health Counselor. Desiree is the author of the natural health blog Modern Hippie, and a student at Namaste. Desiree offers many services out of her Royal Oak office: natural health counseling, bodywork, Craniosacral, Raindrop therapy, and more.