Practice of asanas without the backing of yama and niyama (ethics and individual discipline) is mere acrobatics.
The Illustrated Light on Yoga (Iyengar)
I came to Mysore to do a Yoga Teacher´s Traing Course, in order to become a Yoga teacher.
From the beginning, I feel almost retarded because I am not as flexible as most of the people.
I know: I am a trunk.
But Yoga is not about being flexible.
It is also not about making postures.
Yoga is a way of living, a way to keep your mind clear.
Asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing) and meditation are the necessary techniques to keep your body healthy and energetic, and to clear your mind and let it focus on here and now.
Life can be stressful.
Our minds run aroud like a wild animal and can make our lives miserable.
Yoga is the tool that helps us calm our minds down and connect body, mind and soul.
It´s not about being flexible or making the best asanas.
I still have to interiorize this, believe it for real.
Because I still believe that I cannot be a good Yoga teacher if I am not flexible.