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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Yoga is for everyone, but there are different expectations coming from different people towards what they want from yoga...

When the 'yoga practice' appears to be something that they like and can agree with, they feel happy and satisfied, and they say this 'yoga' is very good. As they are getting what they want and like from this 'yoga' the way that they like it to be, or the way that they think it should be.

When the 'yoga practice' doesn't appear to be something that they like or can agree with, they feel unhappy and dissatisfied, and they say 'this' yoga is not good. As they are not getting what they want and like from 'this' yoga the way that they like it to be, or the way that they think it should be.

Sweets are something very nice to taste, but they can cause damage to our health. Medicine is not something nice to taste, but it can cure or relieve sickness. It's our own choice and freedom about what we want and don't want, but we also will be responsible for the consequences of our actions derived from our desires of want and don't want.

People who are interested in the yoga asana exercises the way that they like it to be, but they are not interested in the teachings of yoga, they will feel like fish out of water when they come in contact with serious yoga practice. They say they like yoga. They say they want to practice yoga. But actually they only like and want the type of 'yoga' the way that they like it to be, and the way that they think it should be. They don't really like yoga as it is, nor do they want to practice yoga at all.

They expect the yoga practice to be adjusted to accommodate their desires of want and don't want, rather than letting go of the desires of want and don't want, and allow the yoga practice and the result of the practice to be what it is. When they expect the yoga practice to give them certain pleasant sensations or certain results the way that they like it to be, but what they experience is not the way that they expect it to be, they complain and demand the yoga practice to be the way that they like it to be. They are completely over-powered by ignorance, egoism, attachment, desires, craving and aversion. There's nothing wrong with that. Just that they are not practicing yoga at all.

Yoga is just being what it is. It doesn't have intention to please anyone, to meet up everyone's expectation, nor to satisfy their desires about what they want and don't want from the yoga practice.

Be happy.

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