Tension.

In yoga we create tension to release tension.

Each pose leads the body in opposite directions,

up and down,
forward and back,
twist and straighten,
push and pull.

These opposites create a tension, which creates a space,

to unwind from a day of sitting to long,
to uncoil a repetitive physical motion,
to untangle emotional stresses.

On the mat we breathe into the space and let it go.

Yoga brings us back to where we once were.

Before.