The Expansive Effects of Yoga
A Whole-System Practice
After one of my heart chakra classes, one of the participants came up to me and said “During that practice, and under your guidance, I had a moment of realization. I suddenly knew, in that moment, that it was time to open my heart again to loved ones that I haven’t spoken to in 20 years.” And after that class, she immediately went and contacted her sister and father, and started to take measures to repair those relationships. We tend to think of yoga as a physical practice, but the physical element transforms our emotional and intellectual states as well. It’s a whole-system practice. When you open up your body, the spirit tends to follow.