Sitting cross-legged, with sustained focus, the unfamiliar sensation builds.
A jolt at the base of her spine sends a leaping flame flickering over her core. A wave of warmth sweeps up from her belly to a sense of empowerment and gladness of heart. A growl escapes her throat then a sharp mental clarity floats into a deep, thrumming, universal peace.
After an endless moment, opening her eyes, she finds the whole class staring at her.
“If you’ve quite finished,” snaps the teacher, “we’ll move on to downward dog.”