2. I am becoming a calmer person. I find myself snapping less at my girls (even at 5-6:00pm when I've "had it"). Without any effort on my part I am less irritable.
4. I've heard many people ask about it and I now have the answer for them... YES, yoga can make you lose weight. Especially the vigorous, constant flowing motion types of yoga, like Vinyasa. I have lost a lot of weight and I continue to see definition in places I have never had definition in my life. My body looks different than it ever has. I really wish I had taken some good before and after pics- but you'll just have to take my word for it.
6. My second weird happening also involves my trigger points. I have always read about people having "breakthroughs" during yoga. During some intense stretch, usually of the hips, they start to cry. It's always explained as a release of blocked emotions that they were holding in that area. I've done tons of yoga classes where the focus was on the hips... and... nothin. Last week I was doing a a series of Kundalini shoulder kriyas (postures) when I out of nowhere started crying! I was so surprised to feel tears running down my face. I wasn't feeling sad and I was totally engrossed in the yoga. When I was done with my tears and that class- I felt sooooooo great. I have no doubt that I hold onto stress in my shoulders and I had just released some of it. I can't wait to release some more!