Gravity meets and shapes all creatures on earth from the moment of their birth. In order to find effortlessness in our body through our yoga explorations, we must meet this force of gravity skillfully. Meeting gravity requires that we relax our muscular holding patterns and release resistance. By learning to release resistance to this gravitational force, we allow ourselves to be drawn into the ground. Relaxing downward brings a corresponding movement back up toward the sky. This anti-gravity force results in a feeling of buoyancy, lightness, or levity. The feeling of lightness creates a feeling of space internally and an openness in the joints. It helps soften and create a healthy tone in the abdominal tissue and organs and enhances the movement of structures, fluids and energy within the mind/body system.