For me he us just not a teacher or friend (as he always says, 'There is no such things like Teacher-Students. Our relationship is no more than FRIENDS'). He is like a dad figure. Papa Yoga! i say. Going back to his class, #HeartOfYoga is like going back home. All the tangled mind i have in my head, slowly but sure untangled. All those mess inside, soon its organized well. He doesnt like the word enlightenment because it shows hierarchy, the same like his teacher #Krisnamacharya , the "father" of modern yoga. But for me, I AM ENLIGHTENED! Indeedi am. I am grateful for this bless the universe send me into. Thank YOU so much, sir. Not only for accepting my presence in every your classes, also to keep motivating us in the clas to plant the seed HeartofYoga everywhere in the world; to keep the great tradition of yoga alive on this earth; to make sure that everyone can have their own yoga at home, to be done everyday, everywhere. "My breath is my guru!"
It is not only your mantra written on my t-shirt. It is my #selfreminder to be consiously aware of my breath in any actions i take.
I still remember how could i survive Himalaya for 2 weeks couples months ago. Its your teaching that i applied on. One step, one breath. In hale from above, exhale from below. Focus on breathing, do not lose it!
Yes, AMS is not a myth. Its out there awaits us up in the mountain. So does low oxygen. But my breath saved me. The breath i have been practicing in your class and any other classes, using the 4 principles of breathing you taught me. THANK YOU PAPA!
You and your magic mantra and wisdom saved me, empowered me, encauraged me. It is like Gandalf to Frodo.
As you promised me (and all of us) that this practice will work well, i promise you that your mantra wont stuck here with me. I would continue planting the seed to my people, my community, my Indonesian friends and others. But this time without attachment to the fruits.
Again, THANK YOU! 🙏 🙏 🙏
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