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In the yogic terminology there are 2 popular terms reflecting human nature – the so called right sided and left sided personality types. At the first side they seem to be similar to introvert and extrovert characteristics, but it is not the same. When you read the following description by Nigel Powel we will see how deep and detailed yoga explains that. Lets look closer at the left sided type in this post.
“The left side of our body is our moon side and as such is associated with our feelings of lethargy, introversion and even depression. It is also the centre related to our desire, including the desire to acquire, achieve and even to live. Some of the most creative souls in history have been strongly left side oriented, as it is the channel most associated with the creative arts of all types.
Left sided people will often be quite lethargic and inactive. They may be attracted to sadness or over emotional enternainment or even to sudden bouts of depression for no obvious reason. They may be unable or unwilling to take responsibility for anything, and try to avoid commitment. They can be quite introvert in many ways. Many left sided personalities do, however, subconsciously attempt to compensate for the tendency by deliberately driving themselves to hard work and futuristic occupations. This type of workaholics can often be identified by their reluctance to take any sort of rest or vacation no matter how tiered they are, least they fall back into their natural left sided ways.
Left sided people tend to take a negative view of everything. Any situation, even the most trivial, which goes against their personal goals can wound them deeply. Eventually they can slump into a deep depression ever the slightest thing, convinced that they are a victime of life. They may also suffer through relationships, convinced that they are the victim of a lack of understanding. In general the slightest action has the potential to leave a deep scar, and wound their fragile persona.”
Sahaja yoga teaches some very simple and natural treatments that help to clean the left side out and then to actually manifest the true beauty of the lift sided personality – actually the LOVE and JOY (as the heart is on the left side).
Next time read about a right sided personality.