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Laying some pavement during class

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Instead of trying to camouflage your agony, try sending your breath to where it hurts.

That’s what my yoga instructor would tell you. To thread your breath through every action.

It helps maintain a sense of inner control in the midst of outer chaos. It cultivates a state of mind that entails equanimity and forbearance. And it helps you find the inner fortitude to navigate even the most devastating storms.

What paves you?

Scott Ginsberg is a writer, daily practitioner and work study volunteer at Bikram Yoga Park Slope.