EVERY teacher I’ve ever had says this. *I* say it, for crying out loud. But, I also realized recently, that I haven’t expressed my own personal flavor of this concept.
When I say “find your edge,” I mean tune in with the sensation of *having* a body. Watch all the little sensations you might feel- an itch, a tingle, a tightness or looseness- and watch it without judgement- just observe. Now, this means to include any thoughts that come with the sensation of having a body. OUR HEAD IS NOT SEPARATE FROM OUR BODIES.
Do your best to connect with what you are *feeling,* both physically and emotionally, and explore taking the most predominant thing to what you consider its edge.
Often, I bring up the concept of “edge” when we are in shoulder or hip releases, as emotional content is held in those sorts of poses. But I will begin to introduce this concept into our poses that have more to do with gentle surrender, like childs pose or savasana.
Because (and I do communicate this point often) it is **so much more important to stay in childs pose or savasana and be PRESENT than to just whip your body parts around mindlessly in your practice.**
THAT is the essence of **true** yoga, and THAT peace and centeredness is honestly what gets you to the point of doing crazy arm balances and deeper forward folds.