As every school of yoga would insist – no book can correct a practitioner; and no book can really pep up a practitioner; no book can substitute or replace the magical teaching and lessons of a yoga expert leading one though the flow of each yoga posture. The learning with a trained teacher is not just about corrections and improvisations while practicing asanas, but also the valuable knowledge and wisdom that is passed down to a student.
And for those being trained to become yoga teachers, these valuable snippets of knowledge and wisdom can only enrich an individual’s life. According to tradition, one was usually taught yoga by the Guru of a particular lineage, who primary objective was to ensure that his school of yogic practice is passed down through the ages.
According to varied ancient texts, there is no substitute for the grace of a Guru and it is not limited by reasoning or logic. The grace makes the journey easier by gently correcting and guiding the enthusiast at every step of not only the practices but of life also! No book can correct you.
Though today’s yoga Gurus may not be dressed so grandly, the fact is that they are very important, as they today, carry forth the lineage of yoga. They are the one’s who create more yoga trainers, as well as an ever increasing mass of yoga students and enthusiastic practitioners.