The last week of the month is usually reserved for a quiet practice. This is not just to give the body and the mind the chance to rest and recover, it is perhaps more importantly, to condition the body and the mind to develop tolerance for longer holds, focus on the breath, and quieter states of mind. A Beginner mind is often distracted, dull or too much focussed on activity- or alternating between these states of rajas and tamas. This is one of the reasons that the Beginner level sessions are usually kept active. This session starts actively, directs attention towards the breath, and then culminates in some quiet positions.