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“Let your mind go. Breathe deeply.”

The first time the yoga teacher said it, I’m pretty sure I rolled my eyes. The second time, too, and probably the third and fourth times. But somewhere along the way, the dimmed lights, burning candles, and the sounds of everyone else’s ujayyi breath lulled me into acquiescence.

I’d never been much of a yogi. Give me a good spin class or dance class, or sign me up for a 5K any day. If I’m going to exercise, I want to be panting and sweating. But stretching myself, finding balance, and taking a moment of stillness? That sounds like hard...

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