The drums are beating and all eyes are on a group of dancers whom we cannot yet see. Da taps a young man standing on the outside of the ring of people and a path through the crowd is created for him. When we get to the opening, I hesitate.
Think of a time in which you were overcome with stress. How did your body feel? How was your breath? These can be helpful cues to recognize when we are entering a stressed-out-fight-or-flight reaction.