Processing an emotion

How do you know if you have fully processed an emotion? The other day I was trying to process the feeling of sadness. I was feeling the emotion describing it as a constriction or blockage in my throat. After breathing in the emotion, allowing it, getting curious about it, it still felt like a constriction but I felt much more relaxed and almost sleepy. I wasn’t able to get the blockage to move or shift like Brooke did in the 1st feelings call this month when she was coached. What happens when you don’t feel the shift or slight movement of blockage? Does this mean I didn’t process it and if not what can I do to fully process it?