Yoga for Emotional Flow: Free Your Emotions Through Yoga Breathing, Body Awareness, and Energetic Release
More than 4,000 years ago, the early masters of yoga made an astonishing discovery: before we can find true happiness, we must first learn how to be open to the energy of our emotions. On Yoga for Emotional Flow, Stephen Cope, psychotherapist and Senior Scholar-in-Residence at Kripalu, the largest yoga center in America, presents a life-changing strategy for "riding the wave" in even the most challenging emotional situation.
Cope details the psychology behind the difficult circumstances we create for ourselves through improper handling of our feelings, and shares the prescription for effectively relating to anger, fear, grief, joy, and others from a yogic point of view. Through breathing and visualization techniques used successfully by thousands of his students, Cope offers listeners practical tips for day-to-day emotional balance; lessons in awakening the "witness consciousness" a nonjudgmental vantage point for welcoming emotions; steps for "clearing the field" at the end of each day, and more.
For the yogi, there are no "bad" feelings - only unskillful responses to our ever-changing emotional states. Yoga for Emotional Flow is an essential program for working with these powerful forces, and a template for a new way of being.
2Cds, running time - 2.5 Hours
"For anyone interested in a totally accesible guided meditation, the first CD provides a step by step methodology which is easy for any beginner and valuable for seasoned pracititioners. The verbal cues are perfect, the tone is soothing, the infomation is clear and spot on. I have given this CD set a gifts to friends going through difficult times, chemotherapy, separations, as well as to people new to yoga. Once you listen to this, you will want to share it!" - Y.A.
"The first CD explained why my connection with my emotions was so important and also helped me to understand more of what I had learned in other books about how my feelings are constantly guiding me.
The second CD has three different guided exercises that have helped me feel and release my repressed emotions. I realized in doing the second one, "Riding the Wave" that sometimes I had been close to feeling my intense emotions, but my mind distracted me from continuing...since it is not comfortable to do it at first...but it got easier the more I practiced." - J.S.