YOGA STUDIO OF CORPUS CHRISTI
The Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi would like to thank everyone for their support. Over the past 7 we have developed a family feel in the studio and are always excited about welcoming new faces to the studio (as practitioners and teachers). It is very exciting to be able to share yoga with someone and to watch them go through the process of self discovery. This is the reason the studio exists. With our library, workshops, teacher training, and availability to talk with your teachers on a personal level we are promoting your personal growth.
May 2013: Back into the future.
When our hearts are full of joy and compassion there is no room for anger, fear, blame, resentment, victimhood or any of the other negative emotions that afflict us. None of us want to be angry. None of us think that jealousy or resentment toward others is a good thing. When we see those emotions in ourselves, we don’t like it-for one thing, it makes us feel bad, both emotionally and physically-yet we find it very hard to let negative emotions go.
The practice of backbending can help. Backbends provide entry into the anahata (heart) chakra, located at the center of the chest. Anahata chakra is associated with our karmic relationships with others whom we feel have hurt us. When we bend backwards, we access our heart center and allow the experience of those relationships to come to the surface. That can be very scary, because it forces us to see that the source of negativity is within us, not in the others whom we usually feel have wronged us-we can only see things outside of us that we already have within us; nothing exists in the world except as a projection of our own minds. How we have treated others in our past creates the way others are treating us now. For that reason it is unwise to blame others for our suffering. Instead we should forgive and move forward, aligning with the power of love. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “I have decided to go with love; hate is just too heavy a burden to bear.” Backbends also stimulate the thymus gland, located behind the sternum and just under the throat. The thymus plays a significant role in our immune system, which can be suppressed when we dwell in dark emotions. Stimulating that gland can help keep our immune system working effectively and contribute to better health. Our physical, psychological and spiritual health is intertwined.