Since I’ve spent a considerable amount of blog space commenting on the use of language in yoga instructions, I thought it only fair to say that although inspiring, clear instructions are crucial in the beginning stages of a yoga practice, it may not matter much at all if you realize what is really happening in yoga.
So as not to be appear mysterious and speaking in codes – yoga must be experienced. And no amount of descriptive language or correct yoga props can substitute for the yoga of knowing, existence, bliss.
Which may happen for a first-timer as often as for a 20-year practitioner. In a gym yoga class as much as on a retreat. Or even if the yoga teacher is blabbing on and on, about nothing!