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Would Anyone Care for some Calm?

Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and the operations of thought. James Allen

As I write this, it is Monday and for most of us, the weekly rat race has begun again! Carving out time on a yoga mat can sometimes make the race go a little smoother, bringing you some calm, often leading to clarity and peace.

For me, the time on my mat, that hour, when it is just me, my body, my breath, and the thoughts that I create around fully being present are the best moments I get during the day. When I am fully experiencing myself in my body as I move with my breath, as I sit in stillness, move with purpose, breathe with intention and twist, turn, rest and move again, those are the moments that restore me allowing me to find the energy and clarity I need.

Yoga is my moving meditation, bringing to me “calmness of mind.” For me, yoga provides a true sea of serenity in the middle of the chaotic storm of a hectic life. My time during yoga allows me to find some peace, some quietness, some stillness in an ever racing day filled with obligations and in an ever racing mind filled with thoughts that have no time to settle. I look forward to leading you in a weekly practice that creates calm in your body and mind.

Shannon Knox will begin her Vinyasa Yoga 201 series on Wednesday evenings from 7-8pm beginning September 11 and continuing through

November 6.

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