"You don't get what you don't ask for."
"Ask and ye shall receive."
"You can't always get what you want."
We've heard these sayings a million times but, how often do we consider theme when it comes to Yoga? More often than not I find myself either accepting everything my teacher has to share or acting as the skeptic and analyzing every word. Why not just ask? Ask for the poses that you want to work on, the philosophies you would like to know more about, the topics that you are curious about.
Yoga has become a world-wide commercialized activity. People are making millions selling Yoga. Do they really know what they are selling? Do you really know what you are buying? Why not take this month to search your self for knowledge and to dig it out of your teacher? Believe me, I don't have all of the answers. Together, however, we may be able to shed some light into the darkness of our knowledge of Yoga.
Don't ever be afraid to ask your teacher when a question arises during your practice. It's the best way to evaluate if you really are getting "half of what you want and half of what you need" (Amy Pearce-Hayden, E-RYT, The Yoga Scape, NY).