Meditating to a fire and sanskrit chanting every morning and every evening sounded hokey to me...until I did it. I practiced my tratak, learned some sanskrit and did some readings from the Yoga Sutras + The Bhagavad Gita. I am realizing more and more in my "Yoga" journey that its all about having the right teachers. It means everything! So gratitude to my 2 main Yoga teachers, my Yogi friend who loves Yoga so much she helps me to love Yoga and the people at Ananda. As a whole, all of these people have played a huge part in process.