Yoga is the relation between the guru and the disciple. This relationship seeks new challenges, new paths and new horizons, creating an ever renewing confidence in the Self. You are the guru and you are the disciple. This duality is within you. The sense of enquiry and devotion is the discipleship, and the intensity towards the Divine is the guru.
Because of old religious prejudices, for centuries we have looked down and condemned the physical body as an enemy, and as a heavy liability. We have neglected the growth of the potential which is in us. The body as it is now is pampered and misused. True, the body with it's unruly desires and passions has posed problems. But the same body if taken into confidence and spoken to, could be developed as a sensitive instrument for the holistic growth. In fact the ‘Hatha’ and ‘Tantra’ Yogas know and utilize the body with it's passions as an asset and sublimate these energies for spiritual powers and siddhis. A purified body is a new vehicle for unknown energy paths.
Swami Gagangiri Maharaj