Yoga Poses and Emotions
Given the close connection of body and mind in yoga it would be only logical to suppose that different types of poses bring about different emotions in practitioners.
If you do yoga regularly, you might have noticed that sometimes some poses go more easily, and some less. On some days you can’t find your balance or relax at all. This is how your emotions come up to the surface and influence your yoga practice.
For example, forward bends can be a challenge when you are afraid of something: the sense of fear accumulates in the back and makes muscles tense.
Your ability to do backward bends is linked to your attitude to life: the more eager you are to face its challenges, the easier these poses feel. Difficulties in these poses may be caused by emotional pain and unwillingness to open up to people.
In twists you gain energy to tackle life problems. The deeper you can go into a twist, the more strength for managing hard situations you have and the less insecure you feel.
Inverted asanas allow us to look at ourselves from a different angle and are therefore harder for those who lack self-confidence and are afraid of new challenges.
And finally, balancing positions are logically hard to perform when you feel unbalanced and insecure inside. As you get calmer, the pose will feel easier.
Through yoga practice you may get a deeper understanding of your emotions. You will truly feel the connection of the body with the mind and learn to use it for your own good.