Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become your character,
And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny."
a variation of an ancient proverb
Understanding our true nature changes everything about us, "every thought, feeling, and emotion, as well as every aspect of [our] behavior is predicated on the way [we] feel about [ourselves]," says Erich Schiffmann, one of the most prominent yoga teacher. Many of us hold conflicting and confusing notions about ourselves accumulated over the years. We often base our self image on the opinions of others, which may or may not be accurate. As a result, when it comes to our self image, we hold lots of conflicting notions. Yoga gives us tools to discard those wrong and outdated messages, to let go, be free and live our lives fully. Yoga helps us slow down enough to discover our true self in order to see the world and participate in the world with more clarity.