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How to recognize a Yoga teacher?

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Following is a paraphrasing of text from “What are we seeking?” By TKV Desikachar:

If you are seeking for help from a Yoga teacher then they should meet you on your own ground, as you are. A teacher should adapt the teachings so they reach you.

There are no preconditions

No preconditions means that a teachers accepts you as you are, with your personality, views and culture.

No preconditions means that there is no standard method. How can a teacher help you by forcing a uniform model on you? Is this a sign of respect to you?

No preconditions means that a teacher accepts your situation however difficult it may be and regardless of any differences between you.

No preconditions means that there is always hope – a living force which tells you that things are never blocked. A teacher will remind you that by embracing things as they are, hope will arise and bring about change.

No preconditions means that a teachers accepts you as you are and doesn’t tell you that you are wrong only because your opinions differ.

Comment: a relationship is a mutual experience, no preconditions applies to both sides. Come with an open heart to a teacher that greets you with an open heart.

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