I was reading a post from one of my favorite authors, Shira Atkins, on Sonima.com. She shares photos and short quotes from the subjects of the photos about why they started doing yoga. The photos are beautiful, people of all shapes and sizes. “These incredible yogis of all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds celebrate the essence of yoga and the joy of being in the skin they’re in.” The article with the photos is here: 34 Stunning Photos That Dispel the “Yoga Body” Myth.
Whether you are meditating in your quiet space, or just released back to the mat out of a heart opener– emotions inevitably will show up in your practice some time or another. It’s very common for deep feelings to arise during contemplative practice. It’s what you decide to do with those feelings that can allow you to experience growth and understanding in you practice. According to Trista Thorp, of Sonima.com, emotions that arise during meditation typically represent one of two things: undigested past negative emotions that are rising up to be processed, or a present-moment experience of raw emotion from something happening now, which can me positive or negative