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Today is Full Moon.

I am really aware of moon cycle since I have started yoga.

I feel more down and physically tighter when new moon is closer, and more excited and my body gets flexible when full moon is closer.

But either way I have to be careful as I am not balanced well and get injured easily.

 

Originally we don’t practice on full moon and new moon in India, Mysore.

I know, but maybe I am crazy, I did take 2 classes today.

I drained after that, but anyway I just followed my own instinct.

During practice, I focused on breathing, deeply got into myself.

The class was pretty chatty, some people went easy due to full moon, but actually it didn’t bother me so much, as I was really into my own practice.

 

At my second class was Vinyasa, held one of my favorite teachers.

She gave me music, which I was really searching for a while.

 

Now I am writing this with this music, feeling very calm even though full moon.

 

Yoga is not what you can do, more like how you can feel.

 

 

 

今日は満月。

ヨガをはじめてからというもの、新月や満月の影響を感じるようになった。

私の場合、新月が近づくと体がかたくなり、キモチ的には落ち込み気味。

満月が近づくと逆に体は柔らかくなりキモチ的には興奮状態になりがち。

どちらの場合も中心を見つけにくいのでけがもしやすい、要注意の時期。

インドのマイソールでは、新月と満月の日には練習しないことになっている。

というのに、なんと今日私はクラスを2つも受けてしまった、Crazy!

自分で自分の体と心とちゃんと話し合って、やりたいと思ったことをやる、それでいいと思ってるから。

もちろん無理しないように気をつけながら、呼吸に集中して自分の中に深くはいって。

満月だからといっておしゃべりしながらする人たちもいて、ちょっと気にはなったけど自分に集中していたのでまあそんなに邪魔にはならなかったかな。

(でも、基本的に私はレッスンのときはレッスンをまじめーにするのが好きです…)

 

 

2本目は私の大好きな先生のヴィンヤサ。

彼女がよく使う曲で、なんていう曲だろうとずっと探していたのだけど、実は彼女の友人が歌っているとのこと、そのCDを焼いてもってきてくれた。

今それを聞きながらこれを書いている。

満月だけど、とても穏やかな気分。

 

ヨガは自分が何をできるとか自慢するものではなくて、自分がどう感じるか、受け止めるか、そういうもの。

 

 

 

“We are what we think.

All that we are arises with our thoughts.

With our thoughts we make the world.

Speak and act with an impure mind

And trouble you will follow you

As the wheel follows the ox

that draws the cart.

We are what we think.

All that we are arises with our thoughs.

With our thoughts we make the world.

Speak or act with a pure mind

And happiness will follow you

As your shadow, unshakable . ”

-The Dhammapada

 

 

She is the one of greatest Yoga teacher I have seen.

We receive these cards at the end of class, and how amazing most of time the phrases hit my situation, concern.

I have been wondering what I am doing, not sure if I am doing right both to myself and to others.

Am I being sincere from really deep my mind, to my family and friends?

What I hate isn’t what I am doing?

When you are on the right track, you feel that everything goes well, and once you get on the wrong track, you feel everything goes wrong.

 

I don’t know, I just have to keep moving.

Nobody is perfect, we are all making mistakes.

Just try to be honest and pure to yourself.

 

 

 



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