There are all kinds of tears. Tears of joy, of grief, of relief, of sadness, of anger, of release, of pain.
Yoga can trigger tears, even in those of us who are very slow to cry.
When yoga triggers the tears it can come as quite a surprise to the one who is crying. After all you think, who cries in yoga class. But it happens and more often than you think. Women cry and so do men.
Yoga brings about release...of emotions, pain, memories. It does so when you least expect it.
Words are not necessary, the movements, the breath, the stillness can all be catalysts that open the flood gates of tears.
Tears in yoga class bring sweet release. If you have ever known the feeling of weight being lifted from your shoulders, that is the sensation that tears in yoga bring. Afterwards there is an incredible feeling of lightness, peace and no stress.
There were tears in class today. There was a release of stress and fear. There was peace and joy.
I wish you all could have been there.
Goodnight, Sweet dreams