Practicing at home takes more right effort, more sati, more samadhi; mostly it requires more right attitude, more right thinking, because we have to be more patient – the results may not be so immediate. Right attitude becomes the most important so that we can keep going and not give up.
I encourage yogis to practice at home because at retreats, there are so many supporting conditions – we rely on the supporting conditions, we don’t rely on ourselves.
When we go home we don’t have crutches; we have to rely on ourselves. And when we have to use our own strength, we will become stronger. Having to bring out the 5 spiritual faculties from ourselves, they become qualities that we can rely on.