How to Heal: The Art of Breaking Open
by Jenine Durland for Huffington Post
We are sweating in a low runner’s lunge with our arms twisted in front, the right elbow under the left, palms pressed together at nose level in a position we call Eagle Arms. When wrapped up like this, it’s nearly impossible to ignore the sensations happening in your body, particularly the pull around your heart, but after weeks of intense stress and sadness, I’m not really feeling a thing.
My teacher Pete Guinosso appears before me, silently guiding my forearms up higher over my head, moving my body into a deeper backbend.