Yoga is a physical practice that accesses the emotions through the body with the assumption that the two can't be separated. Emotional processing is an integral part of our journey towards healing and wholeness. I have been drawing more and more on body psycho-therapeutic principles that are in line with yoga in order to help and promote this aspect of yoga.
As part of my Body Psychotherapy course in Cambridge I have been looking at different traditions of psychotherapy and I have come across this incredible prayer created by Dr. Fritz Perls - the founder of Gestalt therapy:
I do my thing and you do your thing.
(Fritz Perls, "Gestalt Therapy Verbatim", 1969)
It resonates deeply with me and I hope it does with you, too.
Yoga, well-being and mindfulness... always walk in beauty.