熱瑜伽課的啓發 Love the Inspiring Hot Yoga Class Today

今天去挑戰比較難的熱瑜伽課程,感覺反而沒有上次累,果然有練就有進步。

上次那個綠課比較多要靜止維持住的姿勢,這次比較多flow,上海的Y+是綜合這兩種,但是比較容易。兩年沒有做熱瑜伽,一堂課總是有一、兩個動作是曾經能做,但現在已經做不全。結論就是瑜伽果真是會鍛鍊到很多平常不會用到的肌肉。

Today I went to my 2nd hot yoga class in California, supposedly a more challenging one. But I actually felt more at ease than the first one. After two years of not doing yoga regularly, there was always a few postures that I can no longer perform thoroughly, which proves that yoga does help exercise some muscles not used in daily life or other sports.

今天的瑜伽課只有12個學生,這些人的身材都超好的。像我就完全是個外星人,有一、兩人是中等身材(亞洲人,所以在美國其實都算小號的),其他不管黑人、白人、混血男男女女,全都是可以拍泳裝廣告的身材!

而且有幾個人我猜不是舞者就是以後會變成瑜伽老師的人,太神奇了。老師説做倒立——能做手倒立的就做手倒立(就是兩手撐直在地上倒立起來然後筆直停住),能做頭倒立的就做頭倒立(就是手的力量不夠,以頭頂在地上為主,手輔助一下),能做肩膀倒立的就做肩膀倒立(就是頭倒立也做不起來,就可以躺在地上,用手撐著背,靠肩膀和腰腹力量倒立起來)。

在上海通常不是每個人都能做肩膀倒立的;頭倒立的只能以鳳毛麟角來形容,而且幾乎都是男的才會做。這裡有4個人可以雙手倒立,而且都不用靠牆的輔助的~ 是體操運動員嗎?太神奇了。有一個美女還能很優雅的兩隻腳叉開慢慢抬上去!有3個人靠著牆做,應該是頭倒立吧,或者是手倒立。剩下的人全都能做很漂亮的肩膀倒立。也就是說一半以上的人都能做手或頭的倒立耶!

These Californian classmates are super fit. Half of them can do either handstand or headstand, and the rest can all do shoulder stand. No wonder most of them have great bodies.  For me, it felt a bit like stepping into a swimwear photo shoot  as a completely outlier. Nevertheless, it is very inspiring to do yoga with them.

I especially love the comments by today’s teacher. Once he said something really Zen:

“There is no destination. If your head touches the floor, then you need to bring your feet closer so that you can do a proper stretch of your back. The floor is not the destination. There is no destination. Destination only exists in your mind.”

What a profound statement!

Even when we were supposedly calming our mind and focusing on our body, still our habitual patterns always rush us to go for some destination or to achieve something. Indeed the destination only exists in our mind. It is our mind which decides what is the destination; it is our mind which decides whether we reach the destination or not. These are all illusions created by our minds. Unfortunately we play this game for too long that we forget it is only an illusion created by ourselves and then end up with all those worries, feeling of underachievement, unhappiness and sufferings.

May all sentient beings be free from suffering and the cause of suffering. May all beings have happiness and the cause of happiness.  May they never be disassociated from the supreme happiness which is without suffering. May they remain in the boundless equanimity, free from both attachment to close ones and rejection of others.

老師也很好,我特別喜歡今天這個男老師的風格。我們在做一個兩腳打開、彎腰向下伸展背脊的動作時,因為這些神人同學隨便一彎就整個人下去了,他説了一段話讓我特別感到有啓發:

“目的地是不存在的。如果你的頭碰到地的話,就把兩腳站得近一點,這個姿勢是要伸展你的背脊,不是要頭碰地爲目的地。沒有目的地,目的地只存在你的心裡。”

我們大部分人真的都太急於想要達到什麽目的,而忽略了其他的一切。其實是自己的心決定什麽是目的,是自己的心決定自己是否有達到目標,這些全都是自己的心所造作出來的一個幻相,而痛苦就來自於戲演得太投入,以至於自己以為這個自己搞出來的幻相是真的,然後為此煩惱受苦。

願一切眾生都能遠離苦和苦因,願一切眾生都能獲得樂及樂因,願一切眾生不離無苦之樂,願一切眾生都能遠離親疏愛憎、住平等捨。

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