Clare has also attended many other courses, workshops and training events, far too many in number to mention here. Yoga is a lifelong journey, there is always more to learn.
Svādhayāya (one of the three aspects of Kriyā yoga and the 4th of Patañjali's Niyama), indicates that yogic philosophy recognises the value of studying. The ancient yogis were scientists: they inquired into themselves and their experiences of the universe with tremendous depth. An essential part of yoga practice is the concept of Svādhyãya: not only the study of texts of the past, but the study of the Self.
According to TKV Desikachar, the word is composed of Svā, meaning "self" or "belonging to me," and Adhyāya, meaning "inquiry" or "examination." Quite literally, Adhyāya refers to "getting close to something." Thus, the practice of Svādhyāya allows us to become closer to our true self through study and inquiry.
Desikachar TKV (2003) Reflections on Yogasūtra-s of Patañjali.East West Press.ltd._