Explore the mind’s role in health and wellness in today’s turbulent times. This discussion correlates Ayurveda teachings to various Yoga Sutras in looking at the nature of thoughts through the faculties of perception and discernment. Learn how aspects of the mind are positively affected by Sattva (the illuminating, pure, or good quality) or challenged by Rajas (the quality of mobility or activity) and Tamas (the dark and restraining quality). Responding to life situations with clarity, courage, purity, and peace can be cultivated. A meditative contemplation exercise towards the end offers students practice at developing Satvritti (pure thought waves that bring goodness, peace, and balance).