Life can be very busy. How do you feel when you look at a busy calendar? Maybe it feels exciting and energizing. Or sometimes, maybe it feels a bit overwhelming. When those moments of overwhelm come along, sometimes self-care gets crowded out. Our personal concerns may be overlooked as we strive to meet the expectations we perceive around us.
During your sadhana this week, I invite you to contemplate your relationship with “taking up space.” In our on-the-mat practice, we’ll play with various ways of spreading our wings to fill the space around us. Then, consider whether you are comfortable claiming real estate off-the-mat: Do you ask for your fair share of time? Do you voice your preferences? Are you willing to stand up and be heard? How comfortable are you sharing “space” in life — whether it be physical, emotional or some other kind of space?