Dear Yogi friend,
Today we will touch the subject of Yoga and the influence on your thoughts and emotions. A topic which is huge as there are so many angles and ways to address this subject.
I have decided to address 2 approaches to this subject which have a tremendous power.
- The influence of Chakra’s and thoughts and emotions
- Complete acceptance and just observe
Yoga and your thoughts and emotions
Let’s start with a few statements:
- “If there is no energy on a certain chakra you can not have thoughts or emotions related to that chakra.”
- “If you have no energy on Manipura (navel chakra) you can not experience pride or honour. You can imagine you have pride or honor but that’s not the real deal.”
- “If there is no energy on Svadisthana (your sexual chakra) you can not experience jealousy.”
Why would you want to know this? There are several reasons:
One of them is that, if you use Yoga to increase you levels of awareness, then finding out that chakra’s exist and that they influence your body, thoughts and emotions is essential.
Another good reason is that this knowledge can save your day! Let’s say you go out with your girlfriend and a handsome and interesting guy is flirting with her, and she seems to enjoy his attention.
Now if you are a jealous kind of person there are a few things you can do..
- Punch the guy out
- Punch her out too
- Grind you teeth and become silent, holding this night against her as long as the relationship will last..
- Go home and cry yourself to sleep
There is also a yogic way of dealing with this situation:
Tell your girl you’ll be right back, go to the toilet, do a few special yoga techniques, taking energy from your svadisthana into a higher chakra, come back and be the man you want to be, one who is not jealous..
Sounds impossible? According to direct experience from myself and many Yoga practitioners I know , one can take energy from one chakra and bring it to another.
This way you can save the day, have a great night out and not scare people away from you.
Complete acceptance and just observe
Another way to deal with the situation is not trying to change it but to completely accept the fact that you are experiencing an emotion like jealousy. To be in a state of detachment.
Now this approach contains quite a paradox, watch:
This does not mean that you have to accept that your girlfriend is flirting with another man, it does however mean that you can let the emotion of jealousy be there without having to act out on it. Or, if you want, do act out on the emotion. (When detached that does not matter anymore.)
Experience your emotions fully but they don’t overtake you.. Like realizing that your jealous, laugh about it, walking up to your girlfriend, kiss her in her neck and completely relaxed share with her that you are jealous..
Or be angry with her, starting a row while being detached so that during the row you could even smile and enjoy the fight, manifesting all aspects of life and letting life flow through you fully and unobstructed..
You can even combine these 2 techniques, influencing your thoughts and emotions while being detached. This is actually an ultimate way of doing Yoga, on the mat and off the mat..
This approach will bring so much joy to life because it will take away the heaviness and it will allow you to play and experiment…
Let me know what your thoughts and emotions are..