From Tarik Thami, yoga teacher in Tokyo:
“No Pain, no Yoga” Sri K Pattabhi Jois
On pain, Injuries, suffering and a few more things…
Maybe that was the best answer Guruji came up with, over the years, when students kept complaining about their “pain”.
If we consider practice as a mirror of our life, we all know that life without pain is not real and you can only avoid it for so long. Many times, avoiding the inevitable will transform that minor body “pain” into a major life suffering. Practice is not a tool to create your ideal pretend, imaginary world or the image that “you” want to see. Good and bad, pain and pleasure, are different sides of the same coin of “All is Coming.”