Expressing authentically means speaking your truth and honoring your boundaries. What happens when you don’t express what’s truly on your mind? You swallow the emotions, that’s what happens. And where do those emotions go? They turn up in all kinds of places in the body and eventually lead to physical illnesses and ailments, and eventually, the ever-popular depression.
I tricked Michael Lee, the founder of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, into an interview. He didn’t know our call would turn into a Q & A, so I appreciate him agreeing to do the show after I pressed record. ; )
Michael and I talk emotions, where they go, how to release them, and other fun stuff. I used to be very good at swallowing my emotions, so I could definitely coach people how to do it. It’s really easy! But… you don’t want to, believe me. This is more of a light-hearted episode, but you’re sure to gain a golden nugget or two.
My favorite quote from this interview:
“There are 3 types of people: those who are asleep and do not know it; let them sleep peacefully. Those who are awakening; stir them gently. Those who are awake; nurture them for they are the gardeners of the Universe.”
–Yogi Amrit Desai
What you’ll learn on this show:
- What happens to your body if you don’t express or release your emotions
- Are emotions stored in your body?
- How yoga therapy may help you release negative emotions
- The three stages that lead to depression
- Swallowing emotions is proven to be a bad strategy for a fulfilling life (no surprise there!)
- How your physiology can help you create an emotional state
- What choices do we have in every moment
- We can’t change what happens to us, but we can
- Are there people who simply will never change?
- How to practice active listening to help move people from a negative place to a positive place
- Can listening to your body improve your life?
- Does it ever get easier to express yourself?
- Turn Stress into Bliss by Michael Lee
- As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
- On Becoming a Person by Carl Rogers
Connect with Michael!
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