If the teacher works to show the student something—

it is a gift —

& afterward it is the job of the student to practice and realize and to expand that understanding further.

The teaching is not the end of the truth or the learning. It is not finished. It is the opening into a new horizon. “I have shown you all these things, Now realize them for yourself.” Yogācārya B.K.S. Iyengar, August 2014.



My teacher, Manouso Manos, taught me Vrśchikāsana at the March Intensive before one of the āsana classes. There’s been so much learning, practicing, trying to realize the full depth of what he taught.