Breakthroughs come in many forms, because healing also comes in many forms. When you have a break through you will know; you will feel a difference in your body and your life. I have had breakthroughs where I finally am able to let go of something holding me back and suddenly I lose weight or my body is looser. And that was from a mental or emotional breakthrough.
As you can see, mental and emotional breakthroughs can manifest physically. This is because the mind is linked to the body and the body is an expression of the mind. We hold a lot of what is in our mind in our bodies.
We can also have breakthroughs from physical practice that affect us on all those levels. A physical breakthrough is when you finally get that muscle to give and let go and you can stretch it. You may find that the work you have been doing is really starting to show in the alignment of your body. Progress is very exciting! Sometimes you come to a place and you are using massage or yoga and you release tension and you feel it release and you might experience pent up emotions or trauma. This is great, just be open, experience and don’t hold on to those feelings, let them go. Then you will feel a great relief and might even come to a great epiphany about yourself and healing.
Using a mantra to overcome anxiety was a big breakthrough for me. Even though I understand a lot about healing and yoga, it is in my nature to worry, be emotional and moody. But there comes a time when you have had enough and can see how these negative emotions and thoughts are ruining your progress in life. This is the time I and possibly you make a stand, I used a mantra to focus on something positive and create positive action and it worked. I have had anxiety since but not on the level that I was experiencing. What I learned from that was that I need to stay positive no matter what and if something bad happens then it might be for the better. But in the meantime my fear and anxiety was manifesting my fears and it had to stop.
So just remember breakthroughs come in many forms and have great effects. Just keep practicing and moving forward to bettering yourself and doing what it takes to create happiness for yourself. It’s all about how bad you want it.