My life moves at a crazy, breakneck speed.
Moments whirl past me, almost unrecognizably.
The chaos makes my heart flutter and my pulse race.
My mind is scattered and unsettled.
I pace and sigh…
The anxiety builds.
I want to hide.
Curl up into a ball and disappear.
Don’t talk, don’t try to help.
I want to scream and cry forever.
I step onto my mat.
The smell evokes calmness.
My breath slows, my thoughts quiet.
I am home.
I focus inward as I move through my practice,
First slowly then more vigorously.
I sweat and breathe.
Somewhere along the way the universe slows down.
I am part of it.
I am not this crazy separate thing.
I am everything.
Tammy Foley is a yoga teacher and holistic nutritional consultant. She has a daily meditation practice that has been her saving grace. She keeps herself busy working on her new business Gaia Yoga and Wellness and writing and cooking vegan recipes. She is the author of the blog AVeganGoddess.com and has a vegan cookbook in the works. Besides her family, veganism, nutrition and yoga are her three biggest passions. She lives in Southern Maine with her husband of 26 years, three grown sons and much loved boxer, Tallulah.
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