As yoga teachers we are taught to notice patterns, tendencies, and for myself find ways to enhance rather than make someone feel small or insignificant. I am a firm believer in alignment, but I don’t believe there is just one way to get there. One thing I truly find frustrating is when a person preaches of how their way is better than anyone else’s. This is one thing about Anusara that felt out of alignment as I was getting certified ~ the way teachers projected themselves as the best. Yes I think some of them are awesome, but not the best. Today I recognized that alignment for me is a position where you don’t become obsessed but rather utilize it just enough. There isn’t just one pattern in everyone and for me you honor the individual first.