Yoga is a curious subject.
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It's so extensive and reaches into many disciplines -- philosophy, religion, energetics, anatomy, biomechanics, medicine and more. All of this in service of, I think, a fairly simple question: can we quiet the wild, rambunctious and wandering mind enough to finally wake up? The line of questioning can go further of course, and one might ask: Waking up from what? Does it mean we are sleeping? I feel awake...? Does that mean my perception is flawed--that my understanding of reality is off? Maybe?
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Many teachers liken the work of yoga (with its many practices, concepts and techniques) to polishing the mirror of our awareness. Most of us have "clouded" "sight." We're pulled by our thoughts and emotions, cravings, aversions, seemingly without any agency. However, while surrendering to much of life is, I believe, wise, you CAN make changes, alter course and indeed change your mind.
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While some believe that yoga is a body of knowledge that should be taught like a subject in school (philosophically, anatomically etc), my belief (and it's only my own) is that yoga is often best shared experientially. By this I mean that by sharing a moment of deeply conscious breath, present time awareness, gratitude just to be alive, MAYBE, I can really transmit the yoga instead of trying to share this enormous body of concepts and words that are filtered through more mind stuff. I like the idea of a yoga 'experience'--where in that space the seeds are all around just waiting to be noticed, watered and plucked.
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So teachers (students), consider what is really important to share to students about this huge body of knowledge that has become really massive. Yes, make sure they're safe in their asana practice, but also always asking yourself what is the WISDOM of what I'm sharing? How can these philosophical concepts, or specific alignment cues or stories of Shiva or Lakshmi be applied directly to this human's life to help them wake up...not just get into eka pada koundinyasana?

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