What Being a Yoga Student Means?
We at the Vedamrita family believe that it means making a wholehearted, dedicated effort to being the best student of yoga.
According to Guruji Shubham Barwala Ji implies that we are open to deeper spiritual study and have respect for what is being studied and whoever is teaching us this wonderful science of yoga.
Guruji Neeraj Ji from his personal experience says that he spent several years of his life exploring a wide variety of yoga ashrams all over india and realize that being a good yoga student means that you possess an attitude that yoga is non-comparative and non-competitive.
To put simply on a yoga mat we don’t need to compare ourselves to others, but how can we know what we prefer or what better suits us and our personality if we haven’t learned from different yoga teachers, went to different yoga ashrams retreats, or studios?
We have to stay committed to the Holistic Experience of Yoga. This commitment develops with time it includes our dedication and willingness to practice yoga even we don’t feel like we are in Mood. You will find that not every yoga style will suit you, but don’t stop trying. Otherwise, you are refusing the pleasure and opportunity to discover something new.
That’s the most important part—being a student of yoga means embracing everyone and being open to the holistic experience of possibility. According to Guruji Shubham Barwala Ji, it also means each yoga student should join a yoga class with an attitude that he or she is responsible for making each and every yoga class as this class is the best class of my life.
Understand that Learning Is a Process
In the full spectrum of learning, yoga practice should be kept non-competitive as it means that we meet the practice based upon where we are today not where everyone else is. Just as a grade school student would struggle in a graduate class, so should a yoga newbie give it time before they join an advanced asana.
As Guruji Neeraj Ji frequently says that, don’t rush things or don’t be in hurry. Practice is defined in the Yoga Sutras as something that takes consistent effort over a long period of time. Don’t be concerned with how long it takes; follow the road of the tortoise and not the hare when it comes to being a good yoga Student and your body and your mind will thank you.