It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.
This past weekend, I was once again fortunate to practice under the watchful eye of Iyengar yoga instructor, John Leebold. The bonus this year was offered through his focus on the anatomy of the human body and the genius of B.K.S. Iyengar.
I'm always ecstatic when modern science confirms the validity of age old yogic principles (e.g. nostril breathing and nitric oxide). In reality though, science is just discovering the tools to measure the effectiveness of nature and the brilliance of master yogis.
What I realized through John's teachings this weekend, was that the mastery of yoga already exists within us. It lies in the miraculous construction of our physical bodies, the life force within our core, and the teachings that have already been set forth. All we are doing is discovering the tools: the poses and our practices, that will enable us to appreciate what we've been graciously given.