Actually, his understanding is quite similar to that of the average human being (meaning very low) but what makes him even more ignorant is the presumption to know more.
The average yoga teacher think to be special, to teach something "spiritual and divine". His aulic tone makes Cardinal Bagnasco look like a dreaded lion. He dresses mostly in white or soft colors with strange mullets, which in his view represent the psychophysical balance achieved by stretching, and very often he develops what we might call the spiritual ego that makes him more ignorant than the average person. Actually, his understanding is quite similar to that of the average human being (meaning very low) but what makes him even more ignorant is the presumption to know more.
In fact, the average yoga teacher teaches a light gym in a religious sauce that suits more the so-called third age: living in a "sedentary" times has actually become a good excuse to move less. Actually, in practicing or teaching yoga, we do nothing special and most teachers know that they are neither more nor less than gym instructors. Knowing this, would make things better. Twenty years ago, when Yoga wasn’t known, there were many practitioners looking for an inner revolution and willing to do a lot for it. Today, Yoga classes are attended by hyperstressed people who mostly ask for something that relaxes them. Since ours is a sick democracy, the offer is in tune with the demand: no revolution but exercises that seem to be anesthetic pills. The heroes of this generation of Yogis are the pacific, sleepy Indians, bearers of a philosophy of ailment with devastating results in their native land that, for a an unconscious masochism, some would like to take us here too. I say NO to all this. I do not accept it. Those who attend our courses, end up in a centrifuge in which they are forced to know their limits, stepping outside their comfort zone to find their fundamental questions that no one can ever answer. As far as the teacher is concerned, it's a simple travel companion, a facilitator. Therefore avoid the word Teacher. Thank you.