If you’re hurting, slow down. Take a breath. Give yourself permission to move closer toward what you’re feeling, rather than covering it up.
Maybe instead of turning on the TV or drinking another glass of wine tonight, take a few minutes to write in your journal about what’s going on.
Or go roll out your yoga mat and dedicate the next 20 minutes to sun salutations, and hearing the sound of your Ujjayi breath.
In yoga, our goal is not to feel better; it is to feel more.
It is easy to hide behind fear, instead of addressing what’s going on beneath the surface. The first step is awareness, and that comes from sitting still for long enough to become aware.