river2Legs crossed, back straight, imagining a string that pulls me upward. Just like the instructor says. Posture matters. So does breath. 

Each week I try to escape my mental reality. 

She says, “Set an intention for your practice.”

I come here each week to calm my jagged nerves. I come here for calm, but my mind wonders. “Why does each day suck so much? Why can’t I be grateful for all goodness?”

She says, “Find a mantra. Choose a Sankalpa. This is your practice and level of commitment. Control your breath, control your life.” 

Instead, my brain screams for calm.

100-word challenge:  CALM


  1. Being grateful for all the little things in life is really helping me.

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