“Space” was my intention in yoga this morning. We focused on creating space in our intercostal muscles between our ribs, in our vertebrate to help facilitate more flexibility in our spinal cord, in our trapezious muscles to help stretch out our shoulders, and in our glutes and hips to help open up years of tension and stress that is held in our joints and musculature.
In all of this, I realized the sense of expansive space I felt looking out on the incredible view of Montezuma. I realized that the openness, the breeze, the water, the trees all create an incredible lightness of being and space that permeates through to the soul. I also realize the difference of when I do not feel that sense of space. When I feel like there’s no more room and energy to take on another responsibility, assignment, client, conversation, etc. Sometimes during the semesters of grad school, I feel like the hours in my days are like an hour glass and the last few grains of sand are slipping through to the bottom, but there is so much left to accomplish before going to bed.
When I have the sense that time is running out, I’m going to tap in to how I felt in yoga this morning. The sense of space that the view and environment gives here in Costa Rica, the space I was physically creating by practicing yoga, and the emotional, spiritual space I felt just by being attuned, relaxed, and free here in paradise. Can I continue to feel this way even in the midst of a 12 hour day? Can I cultivate this sense of space when I’m seeing clients all day. More importantly, can I hold clients’ pain and suffering for them so that they can create space in themselves to start healing?
Space allows us to heal, to grow, to relax, and to create. Space is what we create in our hearts and minds to make room for the people we love, so that they are a part of us. Space is also like nothingness, and from nothingness we can create all of our possibilities, goals, and dreams because there’s nothing getting in our way and nothing holding us back.