Moving Emotions like Water

"Emotions are inherently tied in with movement.  We repress feelings by restricting movement, and conversely, movement can free the emotional holding that causes chronic tension… [Emotions] begin in the unconscious and, through movement, are allowed to come into consciousness.  To block an emotion, we restrict movement.  Then the emotion may remain in the unconscious – meaning we are unaware of it – yet still wreak havoc on our lives… It takes energy to repress emotions, so releasing emotions releases tension (if done appropriately).  Absence of tension creates a harmonic flow within the body/mind." - Anodea Judith from Wheels of Life