Enlightenment

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Enlightenment is not something you achieve. It is the absence of something. All your life you have been going forward after something, pursuing some goal, Enlightenment is dropping all that. _~ Charlotte Joko Beck “Everyday Zen”

開悟不是一個你可以到達的境界。開悟是一個一切都不存在的境界。在你一生中一直追求著一樣東西,或達到某個目標。開悟是把這一切都放下 ~~ Charlotte Joko Beck “Everyday Zen”

Buddhist Mantra Tattoos, 1st

Some have asked about the meaning of my recent tattoos. I have always wanted a tattoo for almost since two years ago, but I also didn’t want to have one just because everyone has one, after years of practice and study, I finally come to a consensus of what it all means to me.

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An oracle writing of my last name ”Koh“ 高

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Amitabha Mantra 阿彌陀佛咒文

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Avalokitesvara Mantra ( Om Mani Padme Hum )  六字大明咒

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Medicine Buddha Mantra 藥師佛咒文

This is one of the mantra we practice on my first ever 200 hours yoga teachers training and I felt in love with it. Also it a mantra that eliminated suffering, heal sickness emotionally and physically.

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On the right arms, buddha hands – offerings in jhana mudra, lotus flower – pure, wisdom, eliminate sufferings.

On the left arms, buddha hands – offerings in jhana mudra, Naga snake – protector  of the buddha, great prowess and strength

一日靜坐+瑜珈 +讀書會 1 DAY WORKSHOP YOGA + MEDITATION + BOOK CLUB with JORDAN

IMG_5073 (1)在這兩年裡,我不斷的在瑜珈課裡推薦靜坐冥想的好處,同時也希望更多瑜珈練習者能綜合練習體位法和靜坐。我在靜坐的親身體驗中得到了很多回饋,不但在體位法上讓頭腦更能清楚,身體感官更加的清晰,心靈上也得到了許多開悟。靜坐在瑜珈,禪修,佛學上的教導的技巧都很多,其實最終的目的都是一樣,讓我們回歸到人的本質,安靜無我的狀態,和看清自己。在瑜珈上,我們常聽說體位法的目的最後就是為了能夠有足夠的體格準備靜坐,所以除了練習體位法外,我們也必須嘗試靜坐的練習。這裏我選擇了容易易懂書:《靜坐的科學,醫學與性靈之旅》,我看過之後覺得對沒有經驗或初學的同學應該有幫助,我也喜歡裡面問答的方式,能一一的回到大家對靜坐的疑問。靜坐是個無法用言語來形容的一種練習方式,必須透過親生體驗,希望大家來一起做瑜珈,靜坐和開放的討論吧!!

《 2015年8月29日》(六)Saturday
0930-1200
晨練+靜坐練習
Morning Practice + Meditation

1200-1330
午餐
lunch

1330-1600
讀書會討論
Book Discussion

《讀書會》Book Club
書籍名稱:靜坐的科學,醫學與性靈之旅
作者:楊定一,楊元寧
出版社:天下雜誌出版
網路訂購:www.cwbook.com


《午餐的餐點提供》Lunch provided by CHENDER
CHENDER真的食盒。真心的為你準備料理,不用多的調味吃出食材的真味。
每日採限量製作,限量屬於你自己的食盒。

請大家回覆時告訴我們你的選擇(A/B/C/D )
如果有素食需求請告知:

午間 / 晚間 食盒價格:
A 檸香煎鯛魚
(台灣鯛魚使用)
B 碳烤松阪肉
(日本進口松阪肉使用)
C 迷迭碳烤雞腿肉
(台灣放山肉雞使用)
D 季節烤蔬菜鮮蝦沙拉
(蒜檸初榨橄欖油醋汁)
配食:每日市場選購季節蔬食配菜兩道。季節生菜冷壓橄欖油沙拉。奶油玉子燒。

《上課地點》
地點:三朵夏
地址:地址:台北市中山區長春路20號8樓
電話:(02)2568-4696
交通資訊:
一、自行開車:
1、中山高速公路→重慶北路下交流道→重慶北路→中山北路二段即抵達。
2、中山高速公路下圓山(松江路)交流道,接松江路南行至南京東路右轉,
在左轉中山北路再轉長春路口即抵達。

二、大眾交通工具:
1、鐵路→ 台北火車站,北出口乘公車至中山北路二段下車。
2、捷運→”雙連”捷運站 1 號出口至中山北路二段。
3、捷運→”中山”捷運站 4 號出口至中山北路二段。
4、公車:搭台北聯營公車
216.217.218.220.224.227.247.260.287.310.603.中山幹線等路在國賓飯店站下。

《報名資訊》
名額:20人限定
費用:每人1200元(含場地費及一套餐飲)
中國信託 敦北分行
銀行代號:822
幀 號:015 540217160
戶 名:温翠華
請FB告知: Jennifer Wen

《備註:》
1.參加者需自備瑜珈墊、毛巾……等個人用品。(會館有墊子和瑜珈磚)
2.報名者請於 5 日內完成繳費,以保留名額;超過 5 日未完成繳費,我們將把名額轉讓給候補者。
3.欲報名者參加的朋友或有任何疑問請私訊聯繫 Jordan Koh 老師。
4.本活動因包含餐廳場地租借費,報名後若因故無法出席,恕無法退費,但可轉讓給他人參加。
5.Yoga Mindon 擁有變更及終止活動的權利。

Pain Care: Injuries and comprehensive approach in yoga therapy 疼痛照護:療癒瑜珈多面性的面對受傷

IMG_5050當你身體在疼痛的時候、練習也隨著改變、無論你如何努力、呼吸節奏會變得急躁、身體拉傷的地方會變得非常緊實、難以駕馭、心情會變得沮喪、冷漠。這時候耐心非常重要、細心的觀察力和有智慧的移動身體會讓身體復原的比較快速、也能讓身體在適當的休息和復原中不再受到傷害。嘗試用呼吸覺知、呼吸練習、舒緩的伸展和靜坐等方式練習瑜珈、讓療癒的方式不再是限制在體位法、而是全面性的看待身體和心理的感受。當你內心在練習中因為疼痛而無法安靜,自然的身體受到了極大的刺激,神經系統是在“戰”的狀態下,無論體位法如何的深入,身心無法達到放鬆和療癒的效果。

適當的方式是應人而已的調整體位法的姿勢,首先讓身體來到肌肉和骨骼在最飽和和安全的狀態下停留,讓受傷害的地方得到最大的養分,細胞自然流向求救的部位,給最多的血液和淋巴液體流向需要療癒的地方。我常遇到來找我諮詢身體受傷的同學過渡的伸展或移動受傷的部位,表面上是得到短暫的舒緩,實際上姿勢是處於逃避疼痛而運動,並非因為要全面性的平衡肌肉左右或內外而運動,這不但對長期復原沒有幫助,反而加強了身體偏離中心而移動造成了長期疼痛(chronic pain)。在診斷自己的體位法動作時,必須在先理解身體為何要移動而移動,這需要極大的耐心 (就是受傷時沒有的一項特質),停留在當下並且觀察現況(也是在一般人練習缺乏的特質),帶著不傷害(ahimsa)和誠實(Satya) 的態度移動身體。身體移動在瑜珈裡是必然的,如何有智慧的移動是療癒的重點,不是動作本身,結合了運動學(kinesiology) 和心理學(psychology)在瑜珈哲學(yoga philosophy)的引導下去面對受傷,讓身體能全面性的復原。

When body is in pain, it changes the way you look at practice. Despite the efforts, sometimes the breath becomes irritable, the area where injury occurs became tense and unforgiving. You might experience mood swings, such as depression and indifference, and it’s difficult to manage. At this point, Patience becomes key to your practice. With careful observation and moving the body intelligently allow the body to recover relatively quicker, in the mean time, proper rest is required to prevent the body go into further injuries. Try using breath awareness, pranayama, dhyana(meditation) to assist in the recovering process, so your yoga practice does not confine to just asana, rather a comprehensive way of healing the body and mind. When you are hurt during practice, your mind is impossible to stay quiet. The body has been greatly compromised, and the nervous system is at “fight” mode, so regardless of how deep you go into your asana practice, mind and body are not relaxed and healed effectively.

Rather the more appropriate way is to change the position of your asana individually so the muscles and bones are at an optimal level. The injured area is being supported so the muscles surrounding are not strained or overworked. The healthy cells are then circulated to the injured area to provide necessary healing. The blood flow and the lymphatic fluids are being delivered to the injured areas for it to heal properly. I often encoutered inquires from injured students on how to approach yoga practice. Mostly when I see how they move, there is tendency for them to over work the injured area just because it’s comfortable at that moment. In that instant, the muscular and skeletal movement to avoid pain does temporary provide temporary relief. However, if over work in avoidance ultimately creates more problems. It creates imbalance energy inside and outside of the muscles and bones, prevent the body move towards its core and eventually lead to possible chronic pain.

When assessing body movements and its mechanics during injuries, we must first look at the reason to move as a whole. For that, we need a lot of patience ( which usually lack of during injuries ), allow the body to be a a supported position and observe everything from the pain area to the range of the movement. With the attitude of yoga practice of AHIMSA (nonviolence) and SATYA ( truthfulness ), we must learn to move the body with great amount of intelligence. In using yoga as therapy, body movement is inevitable. However, if we move with the right attitude and not just focusing on the eventual shape of the asana, by using kinesiology and psychology as base, along with the guidance of yoga philosophy, a complete recovery of mind and body is not so far fetch !

Viparitta Karani

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-Increase blood circulation to the belly
– passive stretch for the thoracic and cardial muscle, help facilitate blood circulation back to the heart.
– increase abdominal, pelvic and thoracic breathing
– release tension of the thigh and hip joints
– stimulate and balance adrenal glands and kidneys

-增加血液的流量到腹部
-被動伸展胸腔和肋間肌,並幫助血液回流到心臟
-增加腹部,骨盆和肺部的呼吸
-解放大腿和髖關節的壓力
-刺激和平衡腎和腎上腺

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