Unravel old patterns (Samskaras) in your body, mind and emotions which no longer serve you via Twisting Poses and Yoga Sutra 1.18 as our theme this week in asana classes at Lake Center Yoga.
Samskaras, or laughingly called Sam-scare-as keep us bound in postural patterns, reactions, imbalances in our asanas and a clogged outlook. They come from staying glued to repetitive, knee jerk reactions from something in the past that continues to influence our life and behavior in the present in an unfavorable way.
Emotions, stress, anxiety and fear are held in the belly area, the Manipurika energy center. Twisting poses (as opposed to regular turning in life or in unconscious asana practice), clear and detoxify that area including the vital organs of the intestines, liver, spleen and stomach. They flush loads of fresh blood and energy into all those organs. You may find you don’t need antacids after twisting poses and you are much more mellow. Twisting poses literally and figuratively clear out the past impressions and reveal a clarity and beauty and we are immersed in the transcendent joy beyond our robotic reactions to old impressions. The world around us loves this new space in us too. Join us this week and feel the difference after you Twist It Out!