Yoga Breathing Awareness and the Space Between

Yoga is an amazing practice. It impacts you both physically and emotionally.

I remember the first time I cried in a yoga class (have you ever?). It was during savasana when Nancy said something like “be aware not only of the breath coming in and the breath going out, but also of the space between.” I know, a strange thing to make a person cry… but cry I did.

Sunny Savasana
“Sunny Savasana” by lululemon athletica used under a Creative Commons Attribution license

Recently that moment has come back to me, as I think about things in my life other than breathing.

Things like researching and writing, like taking in information and sending information out, like sleep and waking. And that each of these pairs also has that magical “space between.”

I think we’re sometimes very uncomfortable with that space. It’s an unknown and that can make us feel uneasy, eager to fill the space with something, anything. But I think it’s important to acknowledge that space, that quiet, that place between the in-breath and out-breath, that placeĀ of perfect balance.

Pinkish Peony

I have a feeling that getting comfortable with that space between is one key to a more peaceful life.

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