How to Deal With Strong Emotions in Your Yoga Practice

I, like many people, started practicing yoga because it made me feel good. My body was less tense. I felt less stressed. I became a teacher because I wanted to share this less stressed, less tense way of living with the world, and then, I had classes where I definitely did not feel better afterwards.

My teacher was asking me to hold Plank for a seemingly long amount of time, and anger, frustration, and resistance start to bubble up. Then, he or she mentions having more gratitude, and all I can think of is how grateful I would be for a margarita right about now.

Yoga doesn’t always leave you with the warm fuzzies.

If anything, asana practice simply increases our own awareness of the physical experience.

Read the full article on DoYouYoga.com

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