We learn early on that yoga is about what’s going on inside. Don’t worry about what others are up to. Focus on what works for you. Yet, most of us practice yoga most intentionally and vigorously in the company of others under the guidance of an experienced teacher. There is no way I could work like this at home I think, as I mop my brow and flop back into child’s pose. Up I go again inspired by the knowledge that my fellow mat mates are doing their best go deeper and stretch longer. After savasana we have completed a collective journey by following our own paths. Now it’s time to head back into the wider world strengthened by our unspoken shared experience.