I posted a video (below) to Instagram with some of my thoughts in the description area. I think it's appropriate to share it here as well. So here it is...
Good action in our morning class today. Thank you all for coming each morning. I'm sitting in the train now, riding home and felt like I wanted to share some of our thoughts about the practice. When I say "our" I'm talking about me and Terje, so I'm not claiming to know what other people think.
Anyway.. on January 2nd we have a ten year birthday to our yoga school. That is when we started teaching ashtanga yoga in Estonia. During the past decade many things have happened. We went deep into the traditional system and for the past almost a year now, we have gradually started to shift away from that, in our opinion, rigid approach of yoga and started to find ourselves again. Now the question is why. Why do we feel that the rigid approach might not be the best approach, at least for us? The answer is simple really. Yoga, whatever style you practice is just a tool. It's not the end goal. If you spend any time in contemplating any of the more existential questions, you will soon understand that a rigid belief system is false and it will not survive a more serious critical "investigation". No beliefs do, they are all false and they will all eventually be destroyed.
Rigid belief systems, like "this is the only way to do it" are designed for "children". Someone else is in charge and I don't have to think for myself. All systems in general, all structures, everything with form will be destroyed. This should tell us something. It's not the form that is important, rather the source of the form. No, it doesn't mean the source of a belief system. Rather the source of this existence. No, I'm not talking about god, which is yet another belief system. Anyway, that is starting to go a little too deep for this instagram post, so I guess that's all for now. Enjoy your practice and find TRUE freedom in it.
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