Day 26 of #yogasutrachallenge: YS 1.26 Purevesam api guruh kalenanavacchedat
Day 26 of #yogasutrachallenge: YS 1.26 Purevesam api guruh kalenanavacchedat My interpretation: Not subject to the limits of time, Isvara is the teacher of even the ancients Today I went to a workshop with the astanga guru David Swenson. He has written a guide to the practice which I refer to daily so I was really excited to learn how to fly and float my way through a sun salute. It offered everything I had hoped for and I immediately went on to teach my own private student a lot of what I had learned as that was something I had been working on with him regardless. David Swenson studied under the late Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, who was a disciple of Sri T. Krishnamacharya, "The Father of Modern Yoga," who himself studied with the yoga master Sri Babu Bhagavan Das. This lineage and the history of yoga itself is long, but ultimately, it had to start somewhere. The start, according to Patanjali and many others, was with Isvara the divine consciousness which spoke the original Vedas (hymns) to the ancient sages through the wind on the mountain tops of Northern India. As such, Isvara is the original guru.