If you don’t enjoy it, you won’t continue doing it! Yoga gives you back what you put in, slowly peeling off the layers that are getting in the way of you experiencing joy. This feeling is like being invited to a better party than thinking.
The essence of the yoga taught at Yoga of Self has been passed down from Bhagwan Nityananda. He was a very powerful yogi who left his body in 1961. He was Rob’s teacher’s guru. The name Nityananda means eternal bliss (Nitya – eternal, ananda – bliss). This bliss is always within, waiting to be expressed. Through effort, over time, yoga elevates your energy vibration, so you can feel the joy of your energy welling up and moving through your entire being.
In yoga, bliss is also described as the unstruck sound in the heart. This means that the vibration in the heart comes from within and exists without any external contact. As your yoga practice progresses the feeling and awareness in the heart becomes subtler and more sensitive so this bliss can be felt from within, independent to anything else. The enjoyment of yoga lives in the journey, slowly training the mind to stop competing and comparing, as those roads lead straight to pain and suffering. To enjoy yoga it is essential to accept yourself as you are then gradually evolve from that point.