Creating some Space

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What does it mean to you when you hear the phrase “Create some space.” Yoga teachers will use this expression to welcome an opportunity to expand both breath and mindfulness. I think of my breath spreading my neck, ribs and belly and all the muscles surrounding these areas. We also create space that lengthens the spine and stretches us from the shoulders to the hips as the breath fills the body from the hollows of the pelvic region to the tops of the shoulders. My mindfulness rests on that breath and upon deeper examination it reveals the truth. The breath is the space that we create, without it we are merely a deflated vessel. The breath is that which animates us, it is our most essential life function. We can survive for weeks without food and days without water, but mere minutes without the breath. That precious breath takes us to the calm and safe place that resides deep within, under the chatter and noise. Find opportunities to create some space no matter where you are, it only takes mindfulness to remember.

In love and light~

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