Sutra Sampling. Numero Dos.

Yoga Sutra #2:

Yoga is the control (regulation, channeling, mastery, integration, coordination, stilling, quieting, setting aside) of the modifications (gross and subtle thought patterns) of the mind field.

This is an ongoing process. I have glimpses of stillness in the mind during or post yoga. I’ve learned to become a silent observer to my thoughts and notice their patterns through yoga and meditation.  My movement professor in college shared a metaphor for meditation with me that I still connect to:

“Meditation is like trying to get a puppy to sit still for a picture.  The puppy finally sits still and you are ready to take the picture and as soon as you are behind the lens the puppy starts moving again.”

My mind is a puppy.

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