That’s one of the reasons I really resonate with the Yoga Darsana; it’s about going inward and seeking the innate, the internal eternal, rather than going outward and seeking an answer from the exterior. And, in my belief, the process is one of uncovering, discovering and recovering our inherent grace, intuition and sanctity.
It’s tough work, because we’ve all accumulated trauma, hardship, misfortune and unkind beings or situations. The resonance of that remains within the body when not expressed, and when have you ever really felt safe and encouraged to really speak your truth, whine it out, say what others don’t want to hear, or just let your intuition speak without being squashed by other discomfort?
When we go into the practice, we can create some space – because space is needed to make any change. In a really visceral way, if you work at a desk that is cluttered and you really need to get something done then the first thing you do is organize the clutter, create some stacks and just open up some workspace. When we get a little clearing, then we can bring something into it, discern the task and do the work.
Same thing with our bodies, our psyches and our Selves; we need some space, some de-cluttering and some uncovering of the workspace so we can get some clarity in which to do the work, and discern how best to move through to recovery. It’s a lofty thought, but sometimes it is a simple as getting some Surya As under your belt, opening up the side body, getting the fullness of breath in and out of you, and finding that one of the lost parts of you, or the un-reconciled pieces of you surface.
That’s the moment, that’s the yoga – to link with that sensation, that occurrence, that sorrow or trauma or joy, and to experience it, and the in uncovering it, release it. When it’s uncovered, the beauty within it or that has come from it (resolve, intuition, perspective, esteem) can be discovered, and then recovered with your grace – so that it’s safe, and honored as part of you that makes you who you are, where you are, doing what you do.
So, think about it – create some space in your schedule for you. Create some space in your home for an altar or for simple solitude. Create some space in your life for reflection. Create some space in your body and fill it with prana. Create a space for change and invite it in, uncover your limitations, discover your greatness and recover your birthright – healthy, happy and holy!
Give thanks and praise.