Why old yogis are often stuck in their practice

| USA Maui Retreat 2016 Q&A 2016-11/17 (10:40-12:11)

I have seen many yogis who have practiced a long time, but they have not changed very much because they don’t use their wisdom - they have dichotomized their practice between what’s on the cushion and what’s life. They have not expanded their awareness and understanding of things into their whole life – they have not made the connection.

And most often, they are looking for meditation experiences – they read about special meditation experiences and they think that that’s what they need to get. They have not heard of the concept that meditation is about growing our wisdom or understanding truths. They are looking for these experiences and sometimes unconsciously they try to create these experiences in their practice.

And that’s why they are stuck.