Catching Thoughts: Headcase Headspace

Via Celia Aurora de Blas
on Dec 16, 2010
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If you have a yoga practice for a span long enough, you’ll get to a point where you understand that the negative emotions that come up in you are part of the process of moving into a deeper practice.  If you’re lucky enough to let yourself go there, maybe you find yourself sobbing on your mat for most of the class. Ahhh, therapy without the bill 🙂 But here is the biggest gift that yoga has given me: to be with whatever comes up without avoiding it (on and off the mat). There are a couple things you can do to start moving yourself out of one of those negative yuck spots:



About Celia Aurora de Blas

Celia Aurora de Blas is an Actress, Producer and Yoga Nidra teacher in Los Angeles. By being honest and public about her path in changing herself, she intends to help others by example. "Change is challenging, but it helps when we see others do what we're trying to do. It makes it less scary."


7 Responses to “Catching Thoughts: Headcase Headspace”

  1. Yogini33# says:

    Oh, LA lady, I am so with you on this. It took me just over 3-1/2 years of practice. I practice mostly at home. A few days ago, though, in a class with a world-class teacher, he goes and takes a prop I am using (I have them on both sides of my mat) and adjusts the lady next to me (who he addresses by name) and leaves it there. She commandeers this prop. I have practiced so long and so hard on my own that, (nearly clairvoyantly), I know a few poses down the road I will definitely need it. I know I would have gotten angry (and possibly belligerently, counterphobically, ashamed, despite the fact that I am older than most of the other students, at this soft attachment) and lashed out audibly, angrily to the teacher, disrupting class. I have in the past. But, instead, I just muttered under my breath (hopefully nobody heard) and quietly, quickly retrieved the prop … Lesson has been learned … What a teacher!

  2. Aurora says:

    That's so great:) At some point hopefully we'll all learn to let our triggers go completely and know that we can just be without the judgment part creeping in. The process is 'oh so interesting", eh? -A

  3. Enjoyed this, Aurora. Good advice.

    Bob W.
    Yoga Editor

  4. Aurora says:

    Thanks Bob! Is the Yoga Editor title new?!

  5. Yes, as of a month ago. See The Future of Elephant Journal: Yoga and Elephant Yoga on Facebook.

    My main job is to support the writers. Please let me know if I can help you in any way.

    Bob W.

  6. Aurora says:

    That's so great!!!!!! I'm really happy for you. It suits you. You're so active and welcoming on the sight anyway.
    PS I'm listening to your flamenco right now (Danza Mora).

  7. Thanks, Aurora. And I'm so happy you are enjoying the music.

    Bob W.