taste the honey, taste yoga

How can you convey the flavor of honey to someone who has never tested its sweetness? It is the same with yoga; you have to experience it and understand. Initially this experience is impossible to articulate verbally. It is more like a flavor that we enjoy. But as the mind is transformed through yoga practice, we become better able to perceive the reality underlying our existence, and consequently to understand the philosophical basis of yoga and the direction it suggests we move in order to widen and deepen our experience of this reality...

--Guy Donahaye

Excerpt from Guruji: A portrait of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Through the Eyes of His Students