Where do we go from here? Swami Niranjanananda says that the goal for the next 50 years of yoga must be deepening what we already know. This applies to our personal practice as well as yoga in general. Instead of striving to add on new techniques, new styles and new variations, seek to truly master what you have already learned. Sure, you have done natural breath awareness countless times, but have you perfected it? Can you stay awake and connected through an entire shavasana or are you still drifting?
Returning to the foundations of your practice can bring new and fresh insights, as you are not the same person now as you were when you started yoga. Reading about the theory behind the movements can make your poses even more meaningful. Keep digging deeper into what you already know, and you will tap into a wellspring of wisdom, peace and calm you never knew existed. Your yoga practice – and your life – will move to a higher level.