When we do a practice like we do in our Iyengar Yoga centres, we gain understanding, so we increase our awareness about ourselves and about the world. We go inside and the mind slowly stops its hyper-activity and becomes quiet. From being silent we become peaceful – which is the very purpose of a human being. When there is peace in the body, there is peace in the mind. And from this peace shines a light which is love. In this very moment we automatically share our peacefulness, love and kindness with other beings. But we can also consciously spread it to the people who are with us, to our family, friends, and neighbours, to the people in our country and in the whole world. We can let it go to all who are still suffering, who are still in darkness. Actually we can share our peacefulness and love with all beings and the nature, with the whole universe. We are not the source of this – it just comes to us and it goes out again into the universe. By doing Yoga we can boost this qualities and they will go everywhere. When we sing OM together we can even spread the waves with the sound. Go on the path of light and be happy. And your happiness may become infectious and spreads.
Yoga master teacher Sharat Arora
at the Himalayan Iyengar Yoga Centre