I have read that: Life and yoga are about learning acceptance, but life and yoga can also be about transformation. To me, these two ideas sound much opposing to one another. Am I to transform? Or am I to accept myself as I am? Can these two seemingly contradictory ideas both be possible? I have come to understand that it is better to start with acceptance, which cultivates awareness; awareness cultivates our ability to concentrate and to be in the present moment, which is where acceptance happens; when we accept where we are in life, in yoga, rather than fight against it or try to ‘fix’ it the environment of our mind and body becomes peaceful, which therefore transforms our experience into a more peaceful one. Therefore, through the transitive property:Acceptance can transform us towards peace.