When I teach, I seem to amass a library of books by my side. They are staring back at me on the floor, almost coaxing me into a sense of focus or joy - whichever is needed most. I always have a new book in my bag, I am always studying and reading about yoga or being in the moment and trying to create some good from it!
It's extremely scary to rock up in a country which is so very different from your own and travel around. You have to get used to a lot of strange concepts and idiosyncrasies of an entirely new and alien environment. But we do it because we want to get away from the complacency and stagnation of our comfort zone.