Yoga and I 瑜珈與我(中英全文)

IMG_1114YOGA AND I 瑜珈與我

BEFORE YOGA 瑜珈之前

I was born loving arts and designs. Since I was young I have always been interested in things that are creative and beautiful, hence drawing and painting naturally were really my thing. I later move to America and finished two degrees in fashion design and merchandising and became a fashion designer for the next 10 years.Since then, my reason for doing yoga changes everyday, it started the second year I moved to Taiwan, I was under stress, I tried gym and that didn’t stick very long, I had some dance experience prior and was still very much in love in dance; namely ballet and modern, but the art is too much to pay for given my body constantly under stress. I recently wrote this down and it sums up my relationship with yoga.

我從小就喜歡藝術和設計,喜歡美麗的事物,所以畫畫對我來說是個很自然的事。當我移居到美國時,我完成了服裝設計和企劃兩個學位,然後接下來的10年在紐約成為了服裝設計師。我是來台後才開始真正的接觸瑜珈,從那時候開始,我做瑜珈的理由一直都在改變中, 當時我是因為壓力的關係需要一個舒壓的方式。我嘗試了健身房,當很快就放棄了。因為在美國就有點舞蹈的經驗,所以也喜歡上芭蕾和現代舞,但在這藝術對身體上付出的代價實在太大了!我最近在筆記本上寫下紀錄了以下一段我與瑜珈的關係。

On a good day, doing yoga cheer me up, it gives a pleasant feeling.
On a bad day, yoga frustrates me even more.
when I have time, yoga seems to be a luxury.
when I don’t have time, yoga seems to be a burden.
when I am emotionally well, yoga help me to stay even keel.
when I am emotionally drain, yoga help me feel a little bit better about myself.

在過著很不錯的一天時,瑜珈讓我感受到心情愉快。
在過著很糟糕的一天時,瑜珈讓我感受到煩惱。
當時間很充裕的時候,瑜珈讓我感到奢侈幸福。
當時間很短缺的時候,瑜珈讓我覺得充滿包袱。
當我情緒很高潮的時候,瑜珈讓我回到平穩的感覺。
讓我情緒很低潮的時候,瑜珈讓我渡過難過的日子。

The reason for practice never feels the same, it changes every  day, every season, every year, and every phases of my life. The key is no matter what the emotional and physical stage I am at, yoga has always been there to serve as a refuge. 

我練習的理由在每一天,每一個季節,每一年, 甚至與人生的每個階段都一直在改變。關鍵的是不管我的身心的階段是什麼樣子的,瑜珈成為了我生活方式上的庇護和指示。

YOGA & PRACTICE 瑜珈和修行

Throughout the years, I have studied different yoga disciplines such as Anusara, Vinyasa, Ashtanga and Iyengar, occasionally have taken classes from Bikram and Sivananda teachers. I am grateful to such teachers Richard Freeman, Doug Keller, Peter Scott, Chuck Miller, Neil Pearson Vincent Lu and Heidi Chen who have shared with me their wisdom.

過去的幾年,我練習了不同派別和種類的瑜珈,如Anusara, Vinyasa, Ashtanga 和 Iyengar等, 偶爾還也會向Bikram和Sivananda的老師學習。我很幸遇的遇到改變我練習的老師們,特別非常感恩 Richard Freeman, Doug Keller, Peter Scott, Chuck Miller, Neil Pearson,Vincent Lu 和 Heidi Chen等老師分享和教導他們的智慧

It was in 2012 where I have a privilege to meet my current teacher Hart Lazer, who is a student of well known teacher Ramanand Patel and B.K.S Iyengar. Hart has an extensive background in trauma, therapeutic and counselling. He trains teachers worldwide of Ashtanga, Iyengar and Sivananda lineage with a therapeutic approach for more than 30years. It was an eye opening experience in term of restructuring my own understanding of what yoga practice really is about. It was the first time where I have been able to systematically looking at the psychological and physiological aspect of practicing without falling into a fixed doctrine.

在2012年,我瑜珈了改變了我瑜珈練習的老師Hart Lazer. Hart 老師是著名瑜珈大師Ramanand Patel和 B.K.S Iyengar的學生,曾經是心理和創傷療癒背景的諮商師。Hart老師在世界各地教導瑜珈給Iyengar, Sivananda和Ashtanga的學生有30年以上,綜合了療癒瑜珈和各派別的智慧,有系統化的傳授瑜珈。第一次向老師學習的時候讓我有突破的感覺,讓我從新整理了練習的理念和意義,跳脫了派別的思維,站在心理學和生理學上看待瑜珈,並非被某個信念而框住了。

I have decided to reboot my training by enrolling at the beginner’s 200 hour teacher’s training with Hart. After 3 years, I have finally completed an iyengar inspired 350 hour LEVEL 1 teacher training, 50 workshop hours and some apprentice works. I have learned the fundamental of yoga asana with the Iyengar tradition, pranayama awareness, buddhist meditation, injury prevention, trauma healing and therapeutic approach in restoring the body. I am humble to say that even after years of teaching experience, I am a beginners again ! Hart has helped me to deepen my practice by integrating my previous experience along with the current therapeutic training. Yoga practice has taken on a different meaning, I feel the more I study the more I am afraid to teach.

我決定重新開始向老師學習,回到基礎200小時開始。三年後,我完成了老師以iyengar為基礎的350小時LEVEL 1的訓練,加上約50小時的研習課和當老師在亞洲的助教。我學習了iyengar系統的練習方式,呼吸法,佛學冥想,傷害預防,創傷療癒和如何以療癒的方式讓身體回到平衡等等技巧。我很慚愧的說當時擁有數年的教學經驗的我,又回到初學者的狀態!Hart老師讓我更深入的把我過去的經驗和現在的療癒訓練結合,瑜珈的意義也頓時變得不一樣了,偶爾我越理解瑜珈越覺得感到教學上的困難

I would not say that the training was easy, I struggle through meditation, verbal precision and asana integration during the 3 years span, however I have grown in my understanding of what practice means to me and how yoga practice should be. I am often reminded by Hart:  “ every time you teach, you see big letter of AHIMSA painted in front of the mat, every time you practice, remind yourself of the three poisons : ATTRACTION, AVERSION and INDIFFERENCE ( Buddhism three poisons ) . As I struggle, I cry over my own unhappy life as much as I struggle in my own practice. My yoga practice helps me to reveal my own emotional reaction, and I am finally confronting my own enemies. It is quite an amazing experience because as simple as it sounds, yoga helps to see clearly who you are.

Hart老師的訓練來的不容易,我在靜坐冥想的過程中掙扎,在如何正確的應用語言上的引導中結巴,同時也在統整瑜珈體位法上的知識充滿了疑惑。但是在這三年裡,我深深的理解了練習的意義和如何透過正確的練習來改變自己。我常被Hart老師叮嚀 “每次你進入教室教學時,請記住學生的墊子前塗鴉了很大的AHIMSA這個字。每次你踏上墊子練習的時候,請記住佛學上的三毒:貪、嗔、痴,” 在掙扎的過程中,我為了不快樂的人生和困難的練習上流下了許多眼淚,我的練習開啟了我內在的敵人,面對了內心情緒上的矛盾和恐懼。如果能簡單的說我練習瑜珈到最後就是為了“看清自己” !

YOGA & TEACHING PHILOSOPHY 瑜珈和教學理念

A well-designed asana class should empower the student so they can see clearly about themselves and not just a routine exercises. By using the Astanga 8 limbs method, a complete yoga experience also must include Dhyana (meditation), Dharana(body awareness and concentration) and pranayama(breath control) work. Through Abhyasa (effort) and Vairagyam (non-attacnment), We explore different levels of practices with discipline but eventually also letting it go wholeheartedly without attachment.

一個有規劃的課程應該是能讓學生練習如何看清楚自己和非例行的運動。利用八支瑜珈裡的方式,一個完整的瑜珈體驗應該包含了禪那(冥想),專注(身體覺知和集中練習)和調息法(呼吸控制練習)。透過Abhyasa(不間斷的練習)和Vairagyam(不執著),為了探討練習的不同層面,必須學習有紀律但是同時也能夠完全的屈服放下。

The muscular and skeletal level practice in asana allow us to drive the kundalini into the susumna nadi, which propel the prana (inner breath) to flow evenly throughout the channels, the practice is meant to awaken the buddhi (inner intelligence) of the body/mind/spirit of the yogic body. In buddhist text, it is to awaken the buddha nature which my own teacher would often call it the essence of who we are. I am therefore no longer chasing the superficial aspect of the asana practice but the essence of it. I began to pay attention to the sensation and emotions generated from the practice and how it has changed the gunas (attribute of the gross body) of my body. I began to see yoga alignments as not just the structural alignment of the physical body but as an optimisation of the forces within in order to achieve an intention. I use meditation as a practice to de-condition the past experiences and return to the present moment. I use breath control practice to help with my focus and awareness so I maintain an open awareness on my own citta vritti (agitated mind). Deepening my own yoga practice has becoming about understanding the sensation of my body and learning to listen before I act. After all, yoga transformation occurs only when we comprehend the intention.

在肌肉和骨骼層面的練習,體位法的目的是要讓kundalini (生命力)能在脊椎的中脈輪由骨盆低端進入,促使Prana(生命能量)能平均的分佈到身體的每個經絡路線,最終是要喚醒內在瑜珈三身(身,心,靈)的智慧。在佛學裡統稱佛性,也是我的老師會常說的人性本質。所以我也開始不在追求體位法的外在形式,偏向體位法如何帶給我們在探討人性本質上的練習。我對體位法如何給練習者在觸感和情緒上帶來的影響深感興趣,如何改變練習者身體的gunas(屬性)。我也覺得身體的順位不只是肌肉骨骼的正位架構,同時也是帶著正念的有效率利用肌肉骨骼的力量來達到平衡。我練習冥想來協助我削減過往的業率,讓我時時刻刻回到當下。我練習呼吸觀想來幫助我的專注力和提高我的覺知,讓我能在citta vritti (心靈的變化) 時能夠駕馭著它。深入的自我練習的意義是在帶著正念的感覺身體,學習聆聽後才行動。真正的瑜珈轉變來自於正念的行動。

I now teach so that I can better understand my own intention. I am grateful to all the students that come to my class; I look at it as an opportunity to practice AHIMSA and COMPASSION instead of self serving purpose. I structure my class accordingly with my own teaching philosophy in mind inspired by two teachers that influence me the most, Hart Lazer and Richard Freeman. I remembered once from Chuck Miller class, he said” You are always a student !” I believe that I am student first before teacher.

我在教的時候會常提醒自己教課的意義,我非常感謝我的學生,每次給我機會練習Ahimsa (不傷害)和Compassion(慈悲),並非為了自我的滿足感。我排課的方式和教學理念都包含了生理,心理和哲學的考量,受了Hart Lazer和Richard Freeman老師的引導。我曾經上過Ashtanga大師Chuck Miller的課,他說“你永遠都是學生!”讓我印象深刻,所以我相信我首先是學生,然後才是老師。

YOGA & HEALING 瑜珈和療癒

I came to yoga to release stress ! I find that “duhkha ”(suffering/stress) is the root of all imbalances in the body, it inhibits our body and mind, separated us from our own soul. When we are not who we are, we are not happy with ourselves physically and emotionally. When we come to yoga because of suffering, we often come with a “ fix-me “ instead of “what’s-happening-to-me” attitude.

我第一次接觸瑜珈時為了減壓!我覺得”duhkha“(痛苦/壓力)是造成身體和心靈失衡的主要因素,“痛苦”限制了我們的身體和意識,讓我們遠離本性。當我們沒辦法和內在本性連結的時候,不管在身體或情緒上都沒辦法的到快樂。然而我們常開始接觸瑜珈的態度都是為了把自己”修理“好,並非先了解究竟自我的問題出現在哪裏。

In the first introduction page of Richard Freeman’s “The mirror of yoga”, he starts with “ Yoga begins with listening. When we listen we are giving space to what is.” It was the “what is”  begin the healing process in yoga. The healing process in yoga always start with self, a therapeutic treatment always start with awareness of self. The process is best explained in Doug Keller’s “yoga as therapy” : “ Any good therapist will involve the patient or client at least to some degree, empowering him or her to participate in the healing process.” In my own healing practice, I have learned from listen to others from listening to myself a little bit more over the years; in my own teaching, I learn from teaching what I prefer to teaching what’s necessary. In my own life, I have learn to taking control all the time to stepping back and listen to what the present moment required.

在我自我療癒的練習中,我學習了聆聽自己的聲音多於別人的聲音;在我的教學裡,我從教自己喜歡的內容到教當下學生需要的;在我的人生裡,我學習從不斷的追求下一個慾望到停下來感受當下的一切。在Richard Freeman老師一書『 The Mirror of Yoga』裡的第一章第一段開始是這麼寫的 “瑜珈是從聆聽開始,當我們開始聆聽的時候,我們給予自己空間,感覺到自己的存在感 ”。 每個療癒的階段都會從自我開始,所以一個療癒的課程必須建立起自我的覺知。這在著名的療癒瑜珈老師Doug Keller在 『 Yoga As Therapy』裡提到 “一個很棒的療癒師必須在某個過程上讓練習者或患者參與,賦予他更多的能力來參與復原的過程。”

By listening to “what is” at the present moment in all three layers of the yogic body, namely Stula Sharira ( Physical Body ), Sukshima Sharira ( Psychological Body ) and Karana Sharira ( Spiritual Body ) is the beginning of a good healing process. First we shall correct any imbalances at the physical level.A physical asana assessments usually required to examine any misalignment or imbalances at muscular and skeletal level of the practice. It follows by organic level where practitioner should stay at a position for at least 3 min for one cycle. By staying longer at a pose, the major human system such as cardiovascular, endocrine and lymphatic system are nourished to ensure proper circulation. The nervous system also plays a part in the healing process; it provides us information about how we feel, sense and move the body. Therefore, giving time to observe our sensation and feelings is to give space for the nervous system to complete the healing process. Any body and emotional tension, stress and tightness at that linked to physiological dysfunction may begin to release and let go. Then come the pranic level of the practice where inner breath ( prana ) is moved in different diaphragm of the body, for example, a tight pelvic floor possibly means Apana does not move into the pelvic floor to complete the breath cycle.

當我們開始聆聽瑜珈身體的三個主要層面:肉身體,星芒體,因果體都是有效的療癒身心的練習。在第一個層面,體式的練習讓練習者糾正任何壓力或不平衡的肌肉骨骼順位,然後器官層面的練習讓練習者停在一個動作上約3分鐘,也就是血液循環的一周期。透過停留,人體的主要系統,如心血管,內分泌及淋巴系統得到滋養,以保持正常的循環。神經系統在療癒過程中也扮演了一個重要的角色, 提供身體感受,感官和移動的訊息,所以給予時間和空間讓神經系統能完成療癒的過程,讓任何生理或心理上不必要的張了,壓力和緊張可以開始被分解並且達到放鬆的狀態。當這一切來到了Prana(氣)的練習層面時,氣息可以順利的從身體的一個呼吸風箱來到了另一個風箱自由的移動,如一個骨盆裡沒有氣息的練習者,很難把下行氣運轉到骨盆低端。

YOGA & LIFE 瑜珈和生活

Through yoga, we always make complicated matter simple and back to being complicated again. The duality of yoga resemble an endless paradoxical parity of life, and that is the nature of yoga practice. Just like in asana practice, when we make it too simple, everything goes back to physical level of the practice, but if we make it too complicated, we then will miss the inter connectives between the ego ( Ahamkara) and the openness of the mind ( manas ), and because of suffering, so you can experience happiness, and vice versa. Most of us can only experience suffering because of happiness, but rarely do we understand the happiness is impermanence.

Perhaps to live a blissful life, we must ask these questions:

Can we surrender ourselves at any given circumstances, happy or sad ?
Can we surrender to love and kindness an compassionate towards people who are suffering ?
Can we forgive those who have hurt us and asking for forgiveness to those we have hurt?
Can we be grateful to those who have connected to us in any way ?

The true bliss comes from a direct experience of happiness and sorrow without reacting to it, when you have an experience of a emotional reaction, try to stay with it and experience the inter-dependency of our true nature and the world around us, so we may develop enough attention to find peace in our life. Practice often so we may return to a sattvic stage without holding on to any emotional reactivity. Practice, Gratitude, Peace !

在瑜珈的練習裡往往從最複雜的事情裡簡化後,再次從簡單的事情複雜化,瑜珈的二元論常常會在這兩者之間徘徊象徵著一種矛盾的平衡,因為瑜珈本身就是這樣,如體位法asana的練習,把asana看的太簡單,會讓一切回歸到表面上肉體的層次,假設過於複雜化,又會失去瑜珈對自我Ahamkara 和開放意識上的連結,也就因為「苦」才會體會到「樂」的意境,也因為「樂」才會有「苦」的存在,能從樂看到苦的人多,能從苦看到樂的人又有少?在這兩者之間,是否能屈服並且平靜的任何狀態下?你是否有更多的慈悲心、能為更多人服務、協助更多的人脫離苦、原諒更多對不起你的人、向你傷害過的人說對不起、向周邊和你有連結的人說感恩?

真正的練習能體會在當下人生的甜酸苦辣,並非甜酸苦辣本身、所以當下遇到這些感受時,嘗試停留一下,讓意識心感受到這一切互相依靠影響的境界、觀察是否能洞視到平靜、讓身心靈回到悅行sattvic、並非留戀在『苦』或『樂』的感受情緒感受上。練習。感恩。平靜 !

課後的祈禱文
Ending Prayer

讓我們的練習幫助我們找到幸福快樂健康和平
Let our practice help us to be happy, well and at peace

讓我們的練習吧我們的祝福獻給痛苦和遇到災難的眾生
Let our practice bless those in suffering and tragedy

讓我們的練習把這個世界變得更美好
Let our practice make this world a better place

Pain Care Yoga certification process II . 疼痛照護瑜珈證照過程 (二)

IMG_4472Tadasana 山式
IMG_4473Supta Padangustasana 預備式

IMG_4474Supta Padangustasana

Case Study : Knee Pain 個案:膝蓋痛

Client Profile 練習者個資:
Beginners yoga practitioner, about 1 1/2 year, 2 to 3 classes per week.
初學者,約1 1/2瑜珈練習者,2到3堂每個禮拜

Client Complaints: 練習者疼痛敘述
Pain on inside right knee, x-ray check, no tear or crack on cartilages, ligaments and bones, possible pain at medial meniscus.
右膝蓋內側,X-ray檢查,無軟骨,韌帶或骨頭撕裂或裂痕,復健師推測右邊內側半月板傷害。

Client Assessment after injury: 練習者站姿評估
Difficult in walking, not moving very well, sense of feeling inconvenience. Stressful emotions, feeling anxious and unease. minor swelling at right inner knee, obvious imbalance in Tadasana. Injured side tend to be weak and difficult engage quad muscle. feeling lack of breath, awareness about pain increases.
走路困難,不太能動,感覺不方便,極度情緒緊張,焦慮和不安。右腳內側少許紅腫,明顯的左右兩側不平衡。受傷的大腿難提起股四頭肌,呼吸短缺,不斷的感受到疼痛的感覺。

What I do to help: 建議練習方式
Asana – Tadasana(block), Anjaneyasana (wall), Supta Padangustasana (rope+blanket), Savasana
體位法- 山式(磚塊),弓箭步(靠牆),躺下手捉腳(繩子+毛毯),大休息
Pratyahara – body scanning exercise, building awareness through simple leg lifting movement.
感官收攝-身體呼吸掃描,建立基本覺知在受傷的腳慢慢的運動來加強大腿力量。
Pranayama – breath awareness exercise, nadi sodhana scanning.
呼吸控制法- 呼吸覺知練習,左右兩側交替呼吸法

Hoping to change: 療癒目的
Pain疼痛
1. Change the person’s perspective towards pain that it does not limit the person way of being normal in daily live, it may limit certain movement.
改變練習者對疼痛的想法,讓她能繼續的在這狀況下生活放鬆愉快,同時增加動作上的運動範圍
2. Calm any emotional reactivity of the person so the mind does not fluctuate too much.
讓練習者能在情緒不穩定的狀況下沒有太多思緒上的浮動。

Movement動作:
1. Build Strength on right leg, lift any compression that may have cause the pain
建立有腿的力量,減少骨骼之間的摩擦所帶來的擠壓。
2. Bringing attention towards the pain to increase the mobility
製造更多的專注力在疼痛照護上讓身體慢慢恢復運動範圍

Quality of Life:生活品質
1. Ease any emotional imbalances of due to the pain.
舒緩任何疼痛上所帶來的不平衡。
2. Build confidence so practitioner may feel a little more secure when participating in other activities
建立信心和安全感讓練習者能繼續勝任日常生活上其他的事情。

Practitioner Comments After Session: 練習者課後簡短心得
In her own words:
“ I really like the concept of starting from “zero” with my practice after injuries. I recently read a book about an olympic swimmer, Before he went to the pre-olympics trials, he asked his coach what advice would he give., the swimmer coach told him “Gratitude” ; bring an attitude of being grateful about everything that has happened up until this point going forward. So he went to the trial out and it did not turn out well. At the last swimming contest, he was thinking to himself, in the past, he was swimming only for himself, he thought that being grateful is just about saying thank you to people you see and meet, but when you have nothing and starting from zero again, all of a sudden all the things that happen up until that point arise from the heart. So when Jordan was saying starting from zero, I started to feel there are more than just pain outside, everything rises along with it. So I think therapy isn’t just about getting well at the physical body, it also means feeing mind and soul peaceful and quiet at the same time.
At the physical level, I am a little less afraid and worry to be back at practice again. I was worry after injury about going back to yoga, now that I know I can feel safe, I continue with my practice, and I now know if I am not safe, I stop.
The homework that Jordan gave, the best exercise remains TADASANA, every time when I practice TADASANA again, I can feel peace, relax and focus. ”
“ 我很喜歡老師說從0開始這個概念。最近正在看的書裡面的男主角是個游泳選手,他在參加奧運的選拔前問了教練能不能給他一些建議,教練對他說:Gratitude.懷抱著對周遭所有事物感謝的心情前進吧。但後來正式比賽時他不是太順利,直到在最後一場比賽時,他說當以前他都只為自己而游,以為感謝就是打招呼般或是口頭說出的謝謝,不過當自己成為0的時候有東西從心中靜靜地湧上來。所以當老師說到從0開始時,我也感到有什麼東西靜靜的湧上來,我想所謂的療癒不只在於對身體層面的療癒,更多是在於心、靈面的平和與安靜。身體層面的話,在不太過擔心或害怕疼痛的情況下,我嘗試開始回到運動及練習之中,不在還沒開始前擔心害怕而是去做,如果過程中覺得不安全或是無法安心才停下來不做。在老師給的功課裡,我最喜歡Tadasana,每當練習Tadasana的時候我感到心中總是有平靜,而且能夠放鬆又專注。”

For confidential purpose, leaving out some practitioner private emotional experience and medical history.
為了保證練習者隱私,把一些個人的情緒變化和醫療紀錄不公開。

Satu Bandha Sarvangasana

IMG_1312Setu Bandha Sarvangasana variation. This variation is a good start for someone who often feel dizziness and shortages of breath while doing deeper backbend. It’s also a beginners variation for inverted pose such as Viparita Dandasana. I use it often for myself and students for therapeutic purpose, not only it keeps the leg engaged, belly is soften and thoracic opening. The weight at the palm also release tension at the shoulder, and tightness at the chest. suggested staying time 6 min. 

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana 版本。這版本對常在後彎是頭暈或呼吸困難的練習者有很大的幫助。同時也是倒立修復的基礎,如viparita dandasana。我常用在自己或學生的療癒練習裡,這版本不但能維持大腿的力量,增加腹部呼吸的放鬆和胸腔的開展,放一個重量在手掌能讓緊膨的肩膀和上胸的壓力得到鬆弛。建議停留至少6分鐘。

Brief History of Yoga..Happy International Yoga Day !

A brief history of yoga ! yoga is about living skills, how effectively we communicate with ourselves and act towards people and society around us. Look around the activities that you do every day and practice 8 limbs with dedication. Hatha Yoga is not truly yoga without philosophy, so read a verse, help a friend, volunteer your time to people in need, meditate and sit quietly, cook a meal, write something nice, whatever you do be creative, be a yogi ! Happy International Yoga Day !

瑜珈的簡介歷史!瑜珈是一種生活態度和技能,是讓我們如何有效的和自己溝通、如何對待周邊的人或社會。看看你周邊每天做的事、把八支的理念放入生活裡。哈達瑜珈少了哲學就不是很真實,所以讀一句瑜珈經裡的經典、幫助一位朋友、捐出你的時間給需要你幫助的人、安定你的心、靜坐冥想、在家做菜、記錄一些溫馨的事、寫下一些好的感覺、無論你怎麼表達自己、帶著創意 be creative、成為一個 yogi!國際瑜珈日快樂!

Asking Questions

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Photo taken from Iyengar website.

練習最難的事或許是誠實的面對你的缺陷,
然後有智慧的做出正確的選擇並非為了要和大家一樣。
你是否有監視過常常遇到困難的動作?
嘗試問問自己你對在這動作上的態度是什麼?

The most difficult part about practice is facing your shortcomings and be honest about it.
By making the right decision for the right reason and not falling into what everyone else is saying and doing.
Have you look at poses you constantly have difficulties lately?
Ask yourself what is your attitude and approach toward these poses ?