Updated: Nov 4, 2022
"When we are able to face our traumas with awareness they become the birthing pains to the pure Self."
There are many reasons why people are drawn to practice yoga, consciously and unconsciously. We may seem to feel initially attracted for superficial reasons while for many underneath it all there is a calling in the heart to heal generational patterns and come home to yourself. Yoga & breathwork practices have the power to look deeply into our consciousness as human beings and tune into our natural awareness that's so needed as a foundation for any authentic healing of trauma.
One of the main openings in the process of yoga is a muscle of the body called the Psoas. Also known as the hip flexor, it's the muscle that connects your legs to your spine. Yoga can connect deeply with this part of the body and begin to release physical as well as emotional tensions. Many emotional tensions & traumas are being held within our system unconsciously and the Psoas (hip area) usually stores the most painful experiences in connection with the heart.
What is Trauma?