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Darkness found in your yoga practice

Are you scared to face something?

If you are scared to face something within yourself, you may sometimes feel that time is against you or that you cannot fulfill your wishes because of your fears.

The answers might be in your dark sides that you refuse to see. Yoga can have the potential to be the place to confront what's most deep inside you. This means that you have the power to confront your darkest side of you in your yoga practice.

A place for the bold... But ask yourself, "What am I scared of?"

We hide our darkest parts within our bodies

Deep within our bodies. The best parts stay locked up in our joints and tightest places: hips, necks, shoulders, backs, and even feet. When moving through yoga with deep breath, these gems—as secrets—can become free...

In a big way.

Unlocked, their messages travel through our blood as the prana moves on its mission through channels in our vibrant yoga practice. The best kept secret?

As you move forward and encounter your difficulties, embrace them as gifts. Visiting them to set them free is truly a gift. Like an angel.

Free your secrets, free your patterns

If you do not, these dark secrets may cause you to repeat ugly patterns as a fly that mindlessly bumps its head into a window.  

You have the power. It is you that you are unlocking. The true you. Dive deep into your fears and free yourself.


Photo by Matin Demiralay of Turkey


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Reader Comments (21)

Interesting. I have never known anyone that practiced Yoga. On television, it looks like only stretching. You make it sound very self-evaluating.

Thanks for this.


December 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertimkeen40

you should try it, tim :) it's been around for 5000 years and is way more than stretching.. it's a spiritual practice (when practiced with intention). feel free to read some of my articles on about this. i'm SF Yoga Examiner. (p.s. i'm a yoga teacher too as it's changed my life :)

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrobin ellen lucas

I will check it out. Maybe the next time we talk I will have gained enough knowledge to say something more intelligent than, it looks like only stretching.

Sorry for that. My ignorance can be blamed.

Thanks for the response!


December 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertimkeen40

no problem, tim. in fact i teach many beginners (one on one) so i'm used to hearing this... in the western world, some people think yoga is all just fitness like aerobics. once you get more involved you see the power it has spiritually, psychologically, emotionally and physiologically. what i mentioned in my article was really physiology... and we keep the "juice" in our bodies locked up and it shows in our bodies, on our face, in our speech, in our relationships and how we are in the world. if you unlock it, you would feel it and know.
enjoy your new journey :)

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrobin ellen lucas

tim, you also might enjoy some lengthier papers i've written in grad school on this subject. my degree is in east-west psychology (which bridges western psychology with eastern/yoga thought).

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrobin ellen lucas

Thanks! I will read them and get back to you! I really enjoy your blog!


December 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commentertimkeen40

awesome.. :)

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrobin ellen lucas

what else could I add to your wise words dear Robin. I always loved that English name: Robin; I instantly connect it to freedom, to that little bird that jumps free from one side to the other picking up crumbs; to that legendary hero from the forests of Sherwood. All free. Always to good.
Thank you for showing us the path for that freedom
franco sastre

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfranco sastre

it's me... free as a bird and fierce like robinhood, franco :) thanks for your kind words....

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrobin ellen lucas


I started practicing yoga four years ago. I'm addicted, as you can imagine.

After my husband of 22 years died 10 years ago, I floundered for two and half years and then began searching for an autonomous me. Through personality studies (which I write a lot about in my blog), I began to heal. Yoga has completed that healing. I can no more live without it than without water.

Please tell us more of your wisdom.


December 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdebi

Hi Robin -- nice to see you again! I love the idea "it is you that you are unlocking".

I've been on a lifelong quest to unlock myself -- and keep finding new facets, new reflections of me. I practice yoga -- not consistently enough, perhaps a NY resolution! -- and it does deepen my inner knowing and my ability to move with grace and ease in the world around me.

Thanks for the inspiration.

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLouise

debi, i'm so happy to hear your story.. i'm glad to hear how yoga has helped you...
to read more about my writing, you can select category "yoga" at the top of my blog (above the photos). you can also read my SF Yoga Examiner articles under the "links" category.
enjoy :)

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrobin ellen lucas

yes, it is all you :) glad you are inspired... a great new year resolution (to find yourself in any practice, yoga being a good one).

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrobin ellen lucas

I have been practicing yoga for years. It changed my life........Namaste

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercj Schlottman

happy to hear it :)

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrobin ellen lucas

if you're on facebook, please join my group "How yoga has changed my life" and tell your story :)

December 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrobin ellen lucas

This is wonderful
Thanx for stopping by.. :D

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDakshi

glad you enjoy yoga as much as me...

January 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrobin ellen lucas

Love does not leak out of our life…
always beautiful
dearest Robin
Thank you
Franco Sastre

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfrancosastre

Interesting thought, thinking that the darkness is not within the consciousness alone, but also a part of the anatomy. I'll have to look into this.

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteremmandabomb

locked inside you until you move it... yoga is a powerful practice

January 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrobin ellen lucas

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