YOU LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE
When you begin a Mysore Style Practice, the teacher will work with you one on one to teach you a sequence of poses. You will only be given poses that you are able to do and all poses will be modified to meet you exactly where you are. You aren’t expected to know anything when you arrive. All poses will be taught to you individually.
Once you learn the sequence, it belongs to you. You can practice whenever and wherever you wish. Can’t come to class? No problem. Just practice where ever you are.
YOU GET TO BE QUIET
In Mysore the teacher isn’t calling out postures to the group but rather walking around quietly giving individual instructions as needed. You are moving through your sequence with your breath. You can begin to be quiet with yourself in a way that allows self-reflection, deep focus and meditation.
When you practice with the same people every day you form friendships that are rooted in hard work and the idea that you aren’t facing your limitations on your own but in community. It’s like having your very own (silent) cheering section.
CHANGE IS COMING
With consistency comes change. As Manju Jois says, we start with the physical and we impact the mental and the spiritual. This happens over time.