My place

Yogi: Chanda Patel
Photographer: Hiral Dixit
Location: Southbank, London, UK

The image shows yogini Chanda Patel by the banks of London's famous River Thames. It's a small oasis of calm in an otherwise teeming metropolis, especially for a busy urban professional. "As an optometrist, my days are filled with busy clinics seeing patients during the day and then teaching yoga classes in the evening – from time to time it can become a little overwhelming," she tells OM. She says the Southbank is a wonderful place to explore right in the heart of London, "To help unwind, I often find myself walking here on the banks of the Thames looking for a little stillness in the heart of this bustling city. Listening to the calming sounds of the waves lapping up against the shore is incredibly peaceful."

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