Waheguru! In the before and after "chat" sessions of yesterday's class, we talked about the mudras, the elements, the fingers, and the differences in yoga systems. This is frustrating to me, which I see as the fire element being agitated in me. I intentionally stay away from details much of the time because of this. My heart is drawn towards self realization and spiritual liberation. But in looking at the differences and my frustration, I see that they came from different people, who had different experiences. Sivananada says one thing, Yogi Bhajan says another, Yogananda says another, Ayurveda says another, and on and on! All are true for them! But what is my truth, what is your truth? That's what I am interested in. I've found that the deeper I go into the study anything, I find a lot of wisdom at first, but then soon enough - I find less and less, to the point where I see it's simply just all made up! But then I turn the deep looking inside myself. Take for example, yoga. Seems like there would be some real answers to life's questions in yoga! But I find the opposite - there is nothing in yoga. And then I find the wisdom in myself. I find the wisdom myself, by myself, for myself. And I see that it's similar but at the same time different for each and every person I know. So there I see all the different systems of yoga. I keep practicing and teaching yoga even though I know it's an empty technique, because it leads me deeper into myself, or rather: it helps me lead myself deeper into myself, where I see that I am nothing! Haha! Eastern, western, ancient, modern, each subdivided 100 times - it's all made up. But what leads me to real happiness? What leads me to liberation? Is it a system? Is it a technique? No. That is up to me. Bless you 100,000 times on your journey!