Free

My feet..my hands find themselves spread out and across my mat. Firmly planted. The ground - I feel - solid and strong beneath.

Inhale.

My spine extends and stretches. My shoulders relax and melt. My heels sink to the floor. My eyes close. Turning inwards. Out of my perseverating mind..and into the quiet of my body. I shake it off. I let it go.

Exhale.

I breathe. Long and slow. Slow and deep.

Again - I begin. The same ritual..the same routine..the same practice. I salute the sun. I welcome and greet the new day..accepting and embracing all it has to offer. One breath and then another. The earth grounds. The sky beckons blue. My heart slowly opens.

There is grace. There is beauty. There is joy.

I am free.