When I say Body I am talking about the physical body. When I say Emotions I am talking about feelings, how one feels - happy, sad, angry, anxious, loved, or a sentiment that surfaces from a thought, memory, reflection, or future event to come. When I say Energy I am talking about breath (prana), how an emotion makes one feel (hyper, sad, depressed, excited), and/or movement within the body. For this particular article energy related to emotions/feelings.
This topic will get one thinking about how energy (normally related to negative emotions) can get stuck within the body in cetain parts - hips, stomach, back - to name a few places. Usually energy related to an event in life (for example a traumatic event) causing whatever feelings that arise during that time to get caught within the body if they are not processed properly. For example, if someone is bullied as a child and they never receive an apology from that bully. The person never has a chance to process, heal, and forgive the bully. Any feelings that upset the person may get buried deep down in the mind or body. This could cause future unrelated events to upset the person, leave them in a state of fear, low confidence, or anger. As you can see it is quite important for forgiveness, peace, and love to be a part of one's life. When this is unable to occur naturally it's important to use movement, breath, meditation, and other forms of self healing to help move negative emotions from getting stuck within one's body (the physical, mental, and spiritual body - which can begin with the physical).
In the yoga community there is a lot of discussion around energy (also known as emotions or relating to) stuck in the lower body and its release through forms of Yoga like Yin, or Restorative. These forms tend to focus on opening the lower body. I recently did a podcast touching on this subject matter. Which brings attention to not only opening the lower body but the center. How it can also hold (negative) emotions, release emotions, and heal one from opening the core, center, or abdominals. This can also and usually include the lower back, side, chest, and obliques.
Emotional energy or stuck energy usually caught within the lower body, like the hips or groin, can be the following: fear, anxiety, or sadness.
Emotional energy or stuck energy usually caught within the core, heart center, or abdominals can be the following: gief, tension, or stress.
For each area of the body different types of emotions can get stuck. So just as it is importnt to release emotions from the lower body, it's important to do so for the upper body.
There are various ways to release these emotions from within the body - breathing exercises, meditations, physical activities like walking, jogging, yoga, and streching. It's wonderful to incorporate various types of activities to promote the release of stuck energy from within different parts of the body to find a sense of calm, peace, and love.
To learn more you can listen to a deeper dive on this topic by clicking here and listen to my podcast.