Crying during Yoga

I haven’t done any exercise in two months due to lower back pain that prevented me from doing anything mildly strenuous. I’m a little sore today from doing a very low intensity yoga routine from Yoga with Adrienne. I love her!

I want to get back into exercising but I want to take it really slow. So I turned on a recent video of hers called “Slow Your Roll,” which sounded perfect for my sensitive condition.

The one part of the routine she asked us to sit and bring our knees to our chests then give our legs a hug while resting our heads on our knees. I started crying immediately. Then Adrienne said something along the lines that if we are feeling emotional in this position it’s ok.

It’s like she knew!

It must have been the act of a self hug. I recently watched a video from someone who was talking about a scene in one of my favorite animes where a character gives himself a self hug. In the show, the character was overwhelmed by past trauma and went to a secluded place where he is on the ground hugging himself. kyo

I thought about that scene and how much I resonated with it like never before. The anime is “Fruits Basket” if you’re curious. (If you like this anime/manga, comment me your favorite character! I love Tohru, Prince Yuki and Momiji best.)

ANYWAY,  back to yoga.

It is incredible that one yoga routine could bring up such intense emotions for me.

Has this sort of thing ever happened to you? If so, leave me a comment below please!

Hope you guys all have a great week that involves far less crying than me. It’s only Monday morning and I’ve cried so much already!

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  1. I’ve cried during yoga class before. I don’t recall it being a specific pose that brought it on. It was probably more a sense of relaxing a little bit and that allowed some of what I’d been holding in come springing out.

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  2. I’ve had the exact thing happen to me during prayer and meditation over St. Augustines Confessions! He has such brilliant deep reflections.

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    1. It’s amazing how the words of someone from so long ago can still have such a powerful effect on us today. Thank you for commenting, Maggie 🙂

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  3. I’ve cried during yoga with Adrienne specifically as well! Hahaha so you’re not alone. Love all her videos. I’ve been doing some of the old 30 day challenges but at my own pace so it’s not stressful

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