My teacher N gave a lovely intro to yesterday's yoga class:
Sometimes you feel as if you’re in a tight spot and there’s no room to turn and every exit seems to lead to another wall. Your problems seem insoluble.
That’s where yoga can show you the way. Sometimes your body feels tight too, and movement is restricted. But by breathing into the compressed areas and gently working them loose, you can find space where there was none before and gradually unfurl.
And figuring out how to create space in your body shows you how to find the space in other spheres as well.