We have to find a way to go deeper inside, deeper in the practice. We are not stuck in a group of peoplejust talking about asana and trying to explain how to do handstand and how todo back-bending. That knowledge is very limited and it’s unnecessary knowledgeyou are gaining. What you need to know is how to prepare yourself to gaingreater knowledge. This is what yoga practice is about. Yoga is just an idea,like consciousness, and higher consciousness. It is also like a tool. A gurugives tools to students. A guru shows how to use them to discover this brighterlightness, which is called nana. The asana is only part of it. We have to cometogether and practice and go towards this. If students don’t know how to usethe tools it will be a disaster.
It’s only through a guru,your teacher, that any knowledge is transferred. Many people put up yoga videoson You Tube, but they don’t connect with people. Everyone wants to copy eachother. Many people today want to write a book. They copy pieces from otherbooks and paste it into their own book. They copy and paste that’s all. Peoplelive a copy-and-paste life. There is no experience in that. They want to copysomeone else’s life because it looks good or sounds nice, and paste it intotheir life. They watch videos to see how to do asana, but they do notexperience the teaching or energy of their guru. They do not experience reallife. If energy is not developed with your guru, you don’t have the connection.Many things are lost. Many things are diluted. Without this, you don’t get toexperience the real yoga.
On tour, I try to givestudents insight into an authentic practice in the way I know. I try to presentit in my own way. It is important even if it helps just a few of them to takeup yoga and know what this practice is all about. It is my hope that everyoneexperiences for themselves real yoga.