Creating Spaciousness


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I love going to other teacher’s yoga classes. It allows me be totally present with myself and be open to new experiences.

I had a wonderful experience a few weeks ago, where the teacher helped me create a real sense of spaciousness in my body.Β With the gentlest of touches she guided me to open up just a little around my waist. It was such a small move, but the energy that opened up within me was so expansive. I felt longer, lighter, leaner and with it, more powerful and self confident. With the release came a smile and feeling of being uplifted.

When we create space in our yoga poses it transforms us from the inside out.

I’ve been musing on how this also works in our lives. Have you noticed that when we create space there seems to be an energy that expands into it? Perhaps you can recall a time of closet clearing, emptying old files or cleaning the refrigerator, that brought a new lightness and energy into your day?

We clear out and let go in order to allow for more of what truly matters… spaciousness.

Creating space is transformational.

Look around you, or within you, and see what you can let go of right now.



27 thoughts on “Creating Spaciousness

  1. This post comes to me at a time when I am clearing and letting go of a lot of extra stuff. I never really had that much stuff, but I felt it was time to let go of more. And oh what a wonderful feeling that is. I had never thought of it as an internal process, and really look forward to experimenting with this, Val. Thank you!

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  2. Creating physical space in the home is sooooo liberating. I started clearing out unused items and downsizing about 4-5 years ago now, although I have had clear-outs every time I move apartments over the years.

    I donated about 600 books and something like 120 DVDs to the library, charity shop and city Theosophical Bookshop’s 2nd hand section and felt truly lightened by the space (taken up with books I could no longer read). I remember my Mother saying I was throwing away ‘good money’, but my eyesight and concentration/memory has declined and all I could think about was how many souls would benefit from borrowing (or buying) those books and the words of wisdom the Buddhist ones would endow in particular.

    I thought about all those poor or housebound folk (who could not travel) expanding their minds and tolerance towards other cultures/faiths in my many travel books.

    Why do we hoard things I wonder? Do we feel uncomfortable with Space? Are we mystified or confused by the concept of Emptiness? Why do we, (I’m generalising of course), feel this need to acquire material possessions beyond what we (comfortably) can use or need?

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    • Great questions Vicki. I guess we hold onto things because it makes us feel comfortable and in control of the future and the unknown. So human. And so liberating to move through this phase of life πŸ’•


  3. I love how you open up this topic (no pun intended!) into our lives beyond yoga. In my writing career, anytime I’ve felt it was time to move on from something, a new and equally exciting opportunity knocks on the door shortly afterward. And I make sure to pay attention every time. ❀ Thank you once again for your wisdom, Val!

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  4. Easy for me, difficult for others. I’m a big thrift store fan πŸ˜‰ yet for everything I bring home at least two things seem to find their way right back out. If I find something I like better than what we’ve got, I’ve not spent a lot of money and I can indulge my creative side. And on the other end is a mission in the Philippines that receives what I no longer wish to use. πŸ˜¬πŸ’•

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