As humans we must experience all emotions , it nice to feel happiness and not so nice to feel sadness, there are other emotions such as excitement, anger, fear, disgust and surprise.
All emotions create either a positive or negative reaction which is a rush of chemicals internally which stimulate external behaviour.
When we are angry the chemicals such as adrenaline, testosterone increase and cortisol decreases. The heart rate is elevated, theres a rise in blood pressure along with the blood flooding the left brain hemisphere where decisions are made.
The changes we see externally are many, such as a change in the colour of the skin it usually goes red, there can be sweating, shaking, people try to appear bigger by standing with their hands on their hips and legs apart.
When we experience the emotion sadness, we feel most vulnerable, and even hopeless, but as much as we would choose not to feel sad, it is an emotion we must experience it along with all the others.
Yoga is an excellent olive branch to emotion balance, it helps to defuse the power the mind has to drown us in a negative emotion.
Yoga brings the mind and body together in the present moment, making it impossible for the mind to create the scenarios of what might happen or what happened in the past. This is what creates anxiety, stress, lethargy and darkness.
Practicing yoga with your focus on your breath brings light and purpose into our lives.
IT IS DURING OUR DARKEST MOMENTS THAT WE MUST FOCUS TO SEE THE LIGHT.
It is in learning to focus that we go stronger and the negative emotions have less power over us but we must practice yoga daily to remind the mind to focus on the light.