Empty your Mind be formless,
Shapeless, like water -
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Yoga as both a concept is a very personal thing. One individual might follow a path that involves a great deal of physical yoga, another approaches yoga by the devotional path, or via service, meditation or any other form that draws them.
Whilst it is important to find your own way of practicing, humans have an overwhelming desire to separate and classify, to justify their own path and if it works for them, to pass it on to others and encourage them to adopt it as well. Hence the various 'schools' of yoga, the specific training methods, techniques and so on that are transferred from one person to the next. If we aren't careful, yoga can change from a practice that sets us free into a practice that simply builds new walls.
Yoga means to harness or yoke. It doesn't involve separation, it is the very opposite of separation – so 'practising' yoga is the last thing that we should be separating from our lives. Yoga Like Water came about as a way of reminding people of this... that yoga becomes life and life becomes yoga, in fact they were always that way. They don't struggle against each other to find their own space, and when we stop struggling we start to flow through life as the Taoists would say just like water.