Here in the West,Yoga is often portrayed (and indeed adopted by many practitioners) as just another expression of narcissistic youth obsession. But can there be a way to focus on the body that is not ultimately delusional and self-defeating? Thousands of years of Hatha Yoga tradition tells us there is...
Awareness that I hold a light is not enough. I must keep it pointed forward, leading others out of the darkness. Pointing it back to myself helps no one. It blinds me, and reveals only the shadow side of myself to everyone but those who are already enlightened.