Today in yoga, one of the affirmations that the instructor had us repeat was, "Claim your own sexuality." I took a shaky breath after saying this, and was struck by how powerful those words were, and what they mean to my healing. What was stolen from me was out of my control, but now being able to own my sexuality and taking back the power to do whatever I want with my body , and also being able to say no or stop, or slow down is...I don't even know if I have words to describe the feeling. In class I often tell myself in my head to honor my body, to accept, and to try not to push it to do things that it is not ready for. Right now I'm struggling with standing balancing poses, and often get frustrated with the negative thoughts that run through my mind. Why is the balance difficult, and how am I standing in my own way? Part of it is judging myself, and worrying that other people will not think that I'm good enough. I say to myself, "This is easy, why can't I do it?" I want to envision myself balancing with ease, telling myself that I'm rooted to this earth, that I'm worthy of being here. This is my next goal. What are your goals, and the affirmations that you can tell yourself? "We are right where we need to be" was the last thing I remember hearing before I sank into my resting pose.