See all Meditation


Top articles

How to Meditate: Meditation 101 for Beginners

10 Science-Backed Benefits of Meditation

What is Meditation?

Mindful LivingSleep
CommunityFor Work

Calm in Unending Chaos

Cory Muscara



Cory Muscara



Scan the following QR code with your camera app to open it on your phone

Calm in Unending Chaos

Personalized support for learning how to integrate mindfulness into your life. Delivered fresh everyday by our world renowned experts. Choose meditation duration:

Hello, and welcome back

to your Daily Mindfulness.

In today's session, we're going to

talk about how to find micro moments

of calm in seemingly unending chaos.

So I'd like to share a story to begin.

A number of years ago,

I got into hot yoga.

If you're unfamiliar with hot yoga, it's

essentially yoga in 105 degree heat.

It's intense.

And for me, starting out, this

was a very new experience.

I was sweating a lot.

I was exhausted.

My heart was beating and there weren't

many opportunities to take breaks.

For me, it just felt like

90 minutes of pure torture.

And so I'd be doing all the poses,

the warrior poses, downward dogs.

And I just remember getting to the end

of that and being utterly exhausted.

In fact, a weekend, I was like, you

know, there's no way I can keep this up.

And I tell you about two weeks into

the experience of hot yoga, as a

survival mechanism I realized I had

to find certain moments throughout

the 90 minutes for me to relax.

Otherwise, I wasn't going to

be able to continue to do this.

And I found that halfway through

the session, we were doing this

one pose called Cobra pose, which

for me was tough at the time.

You have to hold your whole body up.

It's strenuous on the

lower back and mid back.

And so I would do that pose, but then

the instructor would say, okay, relax.

And we'd get about 10

seconds of relaxation.

But during those 10 seconds, what

my mind typically would do is

already start thinking about the

next Cobra pose I'd have to do.

And I'm like, Oh man,

this is going to be awful.

I don't want to do this.

I hate yoga.

I hate the instructor.

And so here I had these small moments

where it actually could relax, but I

was creating more stress for myself.

Once I saw myself doing that.

I said, let me actually take

advantage of these 10 seconds.

And so I did.

I do the Cobra pose.

The instructor would say,

okay, relax for 10 seconds.

And I would drink those 10 seconds in.

I'd let my body completely melt into

the mat, I'd I take a deep breath, I

wouldn't think about the next pose,

and I would really relax into it.

Then I go into the next Cobra.

And I'd be frustrated with it, but

we get another ten second break.

And I learned to find these

micro moments throughout the

practice that really rejuvenated

me for the rest of the practice.

So I'm not sure what you're going

through in your life, but, I'm sure

you can resonate with going through

days that just feel very intense.

And even though you might not

have long stretches to relax, I

encourage you to find those micro

moments where you can let go.

Even if it's just 10 seconds or the short

period of time you get in the bathroom.

Those little opportunities can

help rejuvenate you for the

rest of your day and all of the

things that you're trying to do.

Thank you for your practice.

I'll talk to you in the

meditation and take care.

Get Unlimited Access

Start your mindfulness journey today.

A Mindfulness Plus+ subscription gives you unlimited access to a world of premium mindfulness content.

  • Over 1,800 meditations, sleep, calm music, naturescapes and more
  • Daily mindfulness video meditations 365 days a year
  • 100s of courses and tools to help manage anxiety, sleep and stress

Email Missing

We couldn’t detect your email with the SSO provider you have selected.

Mindfulness Guarantee

We are here to make a positive impact on the world. We never want to sell you something that hasn’t helped you live a better life. That’s why if you’re unhappy with any purchase from us, you have 30 days to get a full refund and your money back.

If you subscribed to Mindfulness Plus+ and are unhappy with your purchase, please get in contact with us within the 30-day period and we’ll refund your purchase.

Learn more about our Mindfulness Guarantee.


Bring balance into your everyday life.

We believe in a world where everybody has access to the life-changing skills of mindfulness.

  • 2,000+ Guided Meditations
  • Daily Coaching
  • Sleep Content
  • Mindful Exercises
  • Mindful Radio
  • 10+ Courses from world-class teachers

Private Browsing

Added to your cart!


Claim your free access

Create a mindfulness account and we’ll unlock this premium session in your account forever.

or continue with
By continuing, you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy.

Do you already have an account?

Start a free trial to play this session

7-Days free trial, cancel anytime.

Start 7-Day Free Trial

Finish personalizing your account

Complete a few quick questions to make your own personalized mindfulness plan.