Know what yoga means to you.
Know it in your body and know it in your mind.
Be prepared for this knowing to be fluid. Sometimes you won’t know what you know about yoga, but when someone asks you a question, your wisdom will pour out. How delightful!
If you try to solidify your notion of what yoga means, it will become brittle, so you must be brave enough, curious enough, open-hearted enough and humble enough to stay connected to all layers of yoga, without always being able to articulate what yoga means to you.
Understand and welcome the fact that what yoga means to you will evolve over your lifetime. At each age, (or the beginning of a new year) take some time to contemplate these questions — What is yoga? Why am I teaching yoga? What is it that I am teaching and for what purpose? Look for answers in the outer, inner and secret levels.
Let me know your thoughts on this. After I have heard from you, I will post TEACHING TIP # 2.b.