Experiencing Peace, Not Politics, in Washington, DC
Tranquil Space studio greets me like a pair of silk pajamas. A candle burning at the front desk joins the mellow world music playing through the sound system, transporting me instantly from the bustle of the street. The aroma of incense entices me into class, where my teacher welcomes me with a smile. I melt into my mat, centering myself in child’s pose, my cares draining from my body like sand from a sandbag. In the tea lounge afterward, a cup of chai completes my relaxation. This isn’t the DC you hear about in the news—but it makes handling the day’s news a whole lot easier.