Inner Peace and Power

Episode 13: Let It Flow: Crying Tears is a SuperPower

February 19, 2024 Rashmi Schramm, MD Episode 13
Inner Peace and Power
Episode 13: Let It Flow: Crying Tears is a SuperPower
Show Notes

In today's episode, we delve into the transformative power of "Crying Tears," exploring the deeply ingrained societal norms that often compel us to hide our emotions and the stigma surrounding the act of crying. There’s a prevalent misconception that crying signifies weakness. This episode is dedicated to dismantling that myth, armed with scientific insights and enriched by yogic wisdom. 

We journey through the realms of yogic philosophy and neuroscience, shedding light on the yogic perspective of emotions as e-motion—energy in motion—and the neuroscience behind crying, which underscores the physiological benefits of tears, including stress relief and the release of oxytocin and endorphins. 

I highlight how unexpressed emotions can form blockages in our mental and emotional bodies, leading to a discussion on the top reasons why crying is essential for emotional release, stress relief, and fostering connection. As usual, there’s practical advice on how to give ourselves the permission and opportunity to cry, emphasizing the importance of creating a safe space, practicing self-compassion, and seeking support when needed, all while exploring mindfulness and meditation techniques to enhance our emotional awareness and acceptance.

As we conclude, we affirm that crying is not only a natural and healthy expression of our humanity but also a superpower that can lead to profound healing and deeper connections. By embracing our tears, we allow ourselves to navigate life's challenges with greater resilience, enhancing our relationships and connecting more deeply with our own humanity. Crying is your superpower—don't suppress it. Embrace it without apology. If you're moved by this message and looking for personalized guidance, consider joining me 1:1 or explore the membership options on my website. And remember, give yourself permission to feel, express, and release through tears. It's a journey of healing and empowerment, one moment at a time.

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