Monday, August 31, 2009

relax




"relax"





"Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare"
There was a time during my college days wherein i was really frantic about the school jam..My classmates had noticed that i look filthy with my unkempt hair, puffy eye bags, and with my unorganized things. Stressed! Stressed! Stressed! Then one of my classmates pulled me back and took me to the cavern-like spot in our school. "Hey, want to straighten your messy life"? She asked. I was in full amazement with her question and i took a moment to think through if my life was indeed so bad. She also paused for a moment as if she was waiting for the right timing (until my delirious face was turned back to normal) and then she started to disclose her little secrets about "happy life". I couldn't believe that someone like her was talking to me about "happiness and peace" blah blah for i had the prejudice thought about her - "weird and filthy". But she's persuasive, i was convinced to attend a yoga class with her.

It was a mid afternoon under the shady tress and grassy purview near the soccer field and the bunch freakazoids were sitting on the ground in a circular manner. There was one person playing a mini drum with goatskin cover and another person was holding a maracas-like instrument.The headmaster of the group invited me to sit beside him. He had a serene face and he talked in a calm manner. He commenced the activity by a short lectures about yoga and its principles ,and after that we started the sanskrit chant in air with drums and maracas for a humble entreaty.

"Yoga: union with the ultimate. The purpose of yoga is to lead to a silence of the mind. This silence is the prerequisite for the mind to be able to accurately reflect objective reality without its own subjective distortions. Yoga does not create this reality, which is above the mind, but only prepares the mind to apprehend it, by assisting in the transformation of the mind – from an ordinary mind full of noise, like a whole army of frenzied and drunken monkeys – to a still mind."

The first time gathering was followed by another and another...and I was able to recite the lengthy superfluous chant on the Buddha beads. I succeeded in absorbing all the external forces around me and in detaching myself to the world. Until one day...
Someone knocked at my door and gave me a test about faith...

Because of the conflict in faith, i slowly withdrew myself from the group and started all over again. But Yoga has thought me a lot of lesson. It's not only about the relaxation and comfort that you can gain but the technique of having a peace of mind that really matters. So at times that i feel so bad bad bad, i take a moment and practice yoga.





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15 comments:

Dudes said...

im trying Kabbalah, i kinda dig the whole thing but its hard to practice in real life.

maybe i'll do yoga one of these days.

I am Xprosaic said...

Yabang! Wahahahhaha... eh di naman ako everyday may bagong post eh... jijijijiji... di gaya mo... mukhang nakadalawa ka na agad... jijijijijijiji... yan buti yan magyoga ka muna... tapos turuan mo ako... jijijijiji... may pagkahyper ako eh mukhang ok ang yoga pamparelax... jijijijiji

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

wow yoga ..maganda yan...
"meditation". nice pics by the way...

Amorgatory said...

i miss my yoga class

darkhorse said...

Cool I like doing yoga just for my stretching and warming up before lifting weight - I supposed...kala mo naman consistent sa work out eh!...tc

ezekiel13 said...

hey bro thanks for the visit... I. myself wanted to try Yoga but not given a chance yet... I want to experience that peace of mind you're telling through Yoga... hope to learn how to do it some time. Good luck to you..

I am Xprosaic said...

Tatangkad ba ako sa yoga?! pilates ata yun... pilates na lang para tumangkad ako... sawa na ako sa kakatalon pag new year eh... jijijijijiji

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

elow! napadaan...nakapasok din ako dito.nice blog!

sunny said...

@ dudes, lemme check Kabbalah, sounds pretty interesting

@ i am xprosiac, hahaha hyper kid k pala eh...alryt i mastered this thing kaya imma teach u b best of it,lol

@ merly, hehehe many thanks....uu meditation is good for mind and body..ayus!

@ amor, uu nga pre havent heard about na...

@ dh, lift weight? lol hahahaha siguro tama nga sabe ni OR,lol

@ ezakiel, many thanks for the visit....

I am Xprosaic said...

O hail yoga master! jijijijiji... pwede na ba kita tawaging "master yoga"?! jijijijiji

sunny said...

nah! ahehehehe yogi n lang,lol

I am Xprosaic said...

Ahehehehehe ok sabi mo eh Yogi! jijijijij... Yogi bear and bubu... nasaan si bubu? jejejejje

Anonymous said...

ahhh...the wonders of yoga...

-the geek

Goryo Dimagiba said...

paano ba mag-yoga? upo ka lang ng indian-seat tapos pikit? un nba u?n

darkhorse said...

hahahah...lagot ka binaggit mo name nya hahaha...tc