You yourselves are the Being you are seeking~ Swami Vivekananda
Something beautiful happens on the mat for the student who stay with yoga practice even for a short time. An awareness begins to dawn. Having been immersed in an outwardly focused culture, most of us come to yoga in search of something we do not have, something we cannot even name. As the weeks turn into months, thought, we begin to understand that we are no longer seeking something outside ourselves, or something that we do not have. A powerful understanding starts to take shape.
Our attention shifts from what we can get to who we can be. Without anyone needing to tell us- but simply by spending time on the mat with ourselves-we arrive at the conclusion that we are the ones we've been waiting for. This is the beginning of svadhyaya, or self-study, on the mat.