I am a body of blood and tissue, cell and bone: a beautifully complex system of science, perfectly composed.
I am a body of breath and spirit, among infinite bodies of breath and spirit. With each cycle of oxygen, we weave together the tapestry of the universe.
I am a body of experience, familiar with pain and love, fear and pleasure, and uncertainty and joy.
I am a body of knowledge. I hold wisdom that expands and contracts endlessly.
I am a body of calm and chaos, mess and mystique. I am perfectly, uniquely, and resolutely myself.
I am here. I exist. I am free.
Sourcing Information: Each of the above affirmations corresponds to one of the five koshas. Yogic philosophy teaches that there are five defined layers (the koshas, or “the bodies”) that make up the whole of our being: the physical body, the energetic body, the emotional body, the intellectual body, and the bliss body. The final declaration is a rephrased and recontextualized quote from Eve Ensler’s poem In the Body of the World, followed by an answer to a question posed by poet Nayyirah Waheed.
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