You hear yoga teachers say this phrase often, "Find Some Space."
Sometimes the phrase seems to imply that you once had space, but have since lost it. Space can imply room. Space can imply comfort.
How ever you interpret it, space is not always that easy to find.
When you first step onto a yoga mat, your sense of space could feel about as crammed and confusing as a stadium's field-level closet. Everything tossed in there, including that old couch you just can't seem to throw away. It sits there, though no one sits on it anymore, like a broken down car parked in the driveway. There's an emotional attachment to it. You just can't let it go. You can't find the space to do so.
Sometimes the refusal to make space can reveal itself in the physical body - in the hips, or the shoulders, or the jaw. Sometimes this refusal can reveal itself in the psycho-emotional body - a headache that seems to have lingered for hours, or maybe, even weeks.
No one can tell you how to find this space. Everyone has a singular, unique path. Maybe Find Some Space is simply another way of saying, Find Your Way.