Emotions are energy in motion. What an emotion arises, it needs to be expressed and released. However, we have learned that expressing certain emotions is not acceptable. So we suppress our anger, hold back our tears and sadness, and behave like everything is alright. When emotions are suppressed on a regular basis, they can get pushed deep within the body, eventually causing dis-ease, pain, anxiety, or cause us to have an uncontrolled outburst.