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Yoga invites us to explore the conditions of our mind as well as our body.  Some days I wake feeling awesome and ready to take on the world.  Other days my body is in such a condition that I need to take it easy, rest and relax, and enjoy a gentle practice.  Sturas 1:6-11 invite us to look into the condition of our minds.  Am I mentally coming from a place of peace, or is my mind distracted by implied fears, old memories, or gossip?  Being aware of the different conditions of the mind beings me to a state of awareness and I empower myself to change the negative thought patterns and bring my mind into a state of peace.  Peace does not come from the mind.  Peace comes from the stillness found between the thoughts- good or bad.  Today when I find myself anxious or in despair I will take a moment and rest in that place of peace.  In yoga we learn to love the stillness.   

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