Body armor

“We control emotions by freezing our body movement. We stiffen our jaw, tighten our neck and belly, inhibit our breathing, and generally contract.

...Just as releasing emotions frees the body, the converse is also true; we can free emotions by consciously moving the body.

The way we hold our body tells us a lot about what kind of emotions are stored beneath our awareness. Encouraging movement where the body is frozen helps to free the emotions and restore aliveness and motility.” —Anodea Judith

*This* has been guiding my yoga practice. I am less concerned with achieving postures, and more interested in *how* I experience my body as I practice... I want to know the emotions, the intuition, and the wisdom that lies deep within my tissues.

Have you experienced emotional releases or revelations in your practice, or with movement?