Yoga – Not as Old as You Think

revin la acest articol pe care l-am publicat si in luna martie fiindca azi am avut o discutie referitoare la “yoga este veche de mii de ani” – yoga este vie si in continua schimbare, ceea ce practicam noi si toata lumea moderna nu este vechi/antic/mistic! este bun, este placut, este interesant si sanatos, are influente din mai multe arte, imbina delicat noul si vechiul, dar nu este veche de mii de ani:D

de citit (deschide link-urile) -  articole interesante despre cateva mituri legate de yoga

New Light on Yoga

“But on another level it’s liberating to realize that yoga, like life itself, is infinitely creative, expressing itself in a multitude of forms, recreating itself to meet the needs of different times and cultures. It’s liberating to realize that the yoga poses are not fossils—they’re alive and bursting with possibility.”

How old is yoga?

“…In a rare interview, BKS Iyengar, the 90-year old ambassador of yoga to the West, told me that his yoga, as taught to him by his master, was a purely physical exercise and completely unrelated to ancient philosophy. He says he invented and refined much of it himself. It wasn’t until 1960, while on a visit to London, that English intellectuals introduced Iyengar to the ancient “yoga sutras”. Five years later, he combined the yoga poses and the Hindu teachings together in his book “Light on Yoga,” which then sold hundreds of thousands of copies in the United States. And voila — the modern yoga craze was born. But it was basically a new age invention, not an ancient practice…”

Where Yoga Poses Come From: Are We Making This Shit Up?

“Really, who ever thought that was a millennia old asana? Anyway, we’re all just making it up… hopefully with humbled intelligence and a deep understanding of the biology of the body and the philosophy of the practice in mind. Now, in order to make our beloved asana practices ready to sustain the test of time, we have to make it relevant by using these practices to create sustained freedom and joy… just as the history of yoga has intended. “

Not as Old as You Think

“contemporary yoga is a unique example of a truly global innovation, in which Eastern and Western practices merged to produce something that is valued and cherished around the world”

YogaDork Interviews Kate Churchill and Nick Rosen of Yogamentary Film ‘Enlighten Up!’

“The irony was that we went to India thinking wow this is really the source, but when we go there the yoga that seemed really significant had nothing to do with our yoga. So it’s just a matter of what you want to study. It doesn’t really matter, you could do it in Idaho if you found the right teacher who suited you and if you found the right source of material.

I think ultimately through making this film, to me, enlightenment translates into becoming aware. There’s so many different ways to do that and it’s up to you to sort out how you do that.”

“What do you say to those who argue their yoga is more “real” than others?

“It drives me nuts! When people try to say that their one yoga is more legitimate than another because it has so-called historical lineage or a better pedigree. That is BS. If you look at the history of yoga it is not about that. The ancient yoga is nothing like what we practice; postures were irrelevant. Postural yoga is a very modern phenomenon. The history’s like 100 years old.
Yoga’s anything you want it to be and that’s very freeing. The worst is people saying we’re destroying yoga in America because it’s not spiritual enough. Tell that to BKS Iyengar when he was 25 years old developing this on his own and wasn’t spiritual. I just think that’s sanctimonious hypocrisy and often is a marketing tool more than anything.”

“It’s just like life. Yoga can be a great vehicle for transformation for people and I met a lot of people through that whole process like who were addicted to drugs or really depressed and yoga created this really intense energetic regular thing to devote themselves to that brought them a lot of stability.”

Yoga este o metafora pentru viata. Este vie si in permanenta miscare/transformare. Ador yoga pentru relaxarea, forta, respiratia, energia si focusarea pe care mi-o ofera. Ador yoga fiindca m-a facut sa-mi pun o gramada de intrebari, sa imi depasesc limitele si sa-mi inghit ego-ul de multe ori.
Ador yoga fiindca mi se potriveste…
Dar, da, nu cred ca yoga este veche de mii de ani, cel putin nu in forma care se propavaduieste nicaieri in lume (nici macar in India) si sunt emise multe mituri – care mai de care mai interesante.
Cred ca pentru fiecare yoga este o altfel de calatorie si inclestarea in “real yoga”, “traditional yoga” este funny.

Astea fiind spuse, sa ne vedem cu bine pe saltele si sa ne descoperim/traim, cat de prezenti putem, fiecare drumul:D

Xoxo, Sanda

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Sanda, Hyogo

Sfanta Sanda nu este, festivaluri sau premii cu numele meu nu sunt, dar am gasit altceva – un orasel simpatic din Japonia imi poarta numele (sau invers):D
The name “Sanda” has a long history. Records found within the Buddhist statue “Mirokubutsuzazo” in the ancient Konshinji Temple reads: “These areas are decreed as Matsuyama’s land, which includes Onden, Hiden and Keiden, which are three rice fields, and is thus renamed Sanda.” (In Japanese, “San” means three and “ta” (here pronounced “da”) means rice field.) This indicates that the name Sanda has been in use for an estimated 1,300 years.”

-mai multe info despre oras aici

Am chiar si steag!:-))))

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Weekend

M-am plimbat, am facut yoga, am fost la o poveste/cafea cu niste prieteni minunati, am mancat ceva gustos, am plimbat pufosenia blanoasa…ajunge pentru ziua de azi, ma pun sa citesc si sa lenevesc:D

Sa aveti un weekend exact asa cum vi-l imaginati si sa ne revedem cu drag saptamana viitoare!
Xo, Sanda

PS
* da, coama aia este parul meu:D
* citesc cartea Paula de Isabel Allende

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Azi, la yoga

Tema clasei de vineri – nicio tema
Azi doar va invat cum sa va construiti o practica echilibrata pe baza unei scheme simple – mai sunt si alte variante pe care le vom explora in saptamanile viitoare:D

Sa ne vedem cu drag la ora 17.00!
Xo, S

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Bucurati-va de viata!

Sunt campioana la bagatul in seama a lucrurilor marunte pe care le transform din tantar in armasar…
Am dat de dimineata, dupa ce tocmai m-am ratoit la Aaron ca nu si-a facut ghiozdanul, peste acest articol si m-am gandit sa-l impart cu voi – un reminder emotionant care sa ne ancoreze, macar pentru cateva zile, in universul lucrurilor cu adevarat importante.

And So There Must Come an End

Charlotte has blogged on The Huffington Post UK since 2013 and sadly passed away on Tuesday 16 September from bowel cancer. She wrote one final post that she wished to share with all of her readers. We are honoured to offer it to you here.

I’ve always been a good planner. I like lists and tick sheets, to-do notes and objectives. I’m very good at starting things, but honestly, I am also easily bored and quickly lose interest once the original excitement passes.

I haven’t had the luxury of being allowed to be bored of having cancer. It isn’t something you can just give up if you don’t fancy doing it that day. There isn’t a switch you can chose to turn off one day from the next. At least not for me. From my first day as a cancer patient, I have attended every test, scan and appointment. I have tried every treatment offered, from the standard medical therapies, to eating oiled cottage cheese, having acupuncture and juicing kale. Cancer has become our life. Holidays, haircuts and helicopter lessons have all been timed around good or bad chemo weekends. Danny and Lu, unwittingly as innocent by-standers have had their childhoods protected but also dictated by my various regimes. This is all they have ever known and, I hope, have still managed to turn out to be pretty good, well-rounded, loved and treasured children.

The innocence that we have protected them from has now had to be revealed. Following my birthday, I started to feel ‘unwell’. We ‘popped’ to hospital where the usual set of tests were carried out. Unfortunately, when combined with a recent scan, the results were nothing short of devastating. We were no longer looking at a month by month action plan with a couple of months buffer at the end. I was given days, perhaps a couple of weeks to live. I wasn’t expected to leave the hospital, but somehow, have managed to pull it out of the bag at the last moment and return home, to spend what little time I have with my darling children and loving husband.

As I write this, I am sat on the sofa, relatively pain-free and busy doing my little projects, sorting out the funeral and selling my car. We wake up every morning, grateful I can have a cuddle and kiss my babies.

As you read this, I will no longer be here. Rich will be trying to put one foot in front of the other, to get by, a day at a time, knowing I will no longer awake next to him. He will see me in the luxury of a dream, but in the harsh morning sun, the bed will be empty. He will get two cups from the cupboard, but realise there is only one coffee to make. Lucy will need someone to reach for her hairband box, but there won’t be anyone to plait her hair. Danny will have lost one of his Lego policeman, but no one will know exactly which one it is or where to look. You will look for the latest update on the blog. There won’t be one, this is the final chapter.

And so I leave a gaping, unjust, cruel and pointless hole, not just in Halliford Road, but in all the homes, thoughts and memories of other loved ones, friends and families. For that I am sorry. I would love to still be with you, laughing, eating my weird and latest miracle food, chatting rubbish ‘Charleyisms’. I have so much life I still want to live, but know I won’t have that. I want to be there for my friends as they move with their lives, see my children grow up and become old and grumpy with Rich. All these things are to be denied of me.

But, they are not to be denied of you. So, in my absence, please, please, enjoy life. Take it by both hands, grab it, shake it and believe in every second of it. Adore your children. You have literally no idea how blessed you are to shout at them in the morning to hurry up and clean their teeth.

Embrace your loved one and if they cannot embrace you back, find someone who will. Everyone deserves to love and be loved in return. Don’t settle for less. Find a job you enjoy, but don’t become a slave to it. You will not have ‘I wish I’d worked more’ on your headstone. Dance, laugh and eat with your friends. True, honest, strong friendships are an utter blessing and a choice we get to make, rather than have to share a loyalty with because there happens to be link through blood. Choose wisely then treasure them with all the love you can muster. Surround yourself with beautiful things. Life has a lot of grey and sadness – look for that rainbow and frame it. There is beauty in everything, sometimes you just have to look a little harder to see it.

So, that’s it from me. Thank you so much for the love and kindness you’ve shown in your own little ways over the last 36 years. From the mean girls in the playing fields who pushed me into the stinging nettles aged six to the bereaved husbands who in the last week have told me what their wives did to help prepare their young children and everyone in between. They and you have all, in some small way helped me become the person I have been.

Please, now use that love for me and pass it to Rich, my children, family and close friends. And when you close your curtains tonight, look out for a star, it will be me, looking down, sipping a pina colada, enjoying a box of (very expensive) chocolates.

Good night, Good bye and God bless.

Charley xx ”

Sursa: The Huffington Post UK

Sa fiti iubiti si sa iubiti!
Xo, Sanda

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Ratacirile fetei nesabuite

Travesuras de la Niña Mala – Ratacirile fetei nesabuite
~ Mario Vargas Llosa

“La 70 de ani, Mario Vargas Llosa scrie primul lui adevarat roman de dragoste.”

Chiar a scris un roman de dragoste curajos, viu, fara perdea…mi-a placut mult!
“Fata rea” te provoaca si intriga – si recunosc in ea parti din mine, iar cu “baiatul bun” empatizezi atat de tare incat ii intelegi fiecare decizie – in el recunosc parti din sotul meu.
Probabil de aceea am savurat cu placere si deosebit interes cartea/povestea, de la prima pana la ultima pagina:D

“In sfarsit o dulcegarie. Era si timpul, baiete bun”.

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Cum sa te salvezi daca te ineci cu mancare si nu are cine te ajuta

din pacate am cunoscut un caz care s-a sfarsit prost:-(

bine de stiut:

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Scriu repede si urat:-)

ne vedem la dojo de la ora 18.00:D

Xo, S

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Doar bine

Woaw! Unii studenti de la yoga reusesc sa ma lase masca chiar si dupa atatia ani de practica.
Mi-s tare dragi…

Xoxo,
Sanda

PS. Facem noi cumva si vom practica yoga impreuna si dupa ce renunt la postul oficial.

PS 2 – sambata asta facem yoga de la ora 9.00!:D

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Azi, la yoga

Vinyasa flow – respiratie, ritm, dans, energie:D

Va astept cu drag pe saltele!
Xoxo, Sanda

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