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My Journey with Yoga我的瑜珈之旅


It was a voyage with several twirl and twist... unendingly sets off as ever fresh learning and teaching.
這趟瑜珈之旅歷經幾度轉折……永遠都在教與學的過程中重新出發。

I was born in a small town named Auppukkottai, Southern part of India. When I was in my tender age, in an early daybreak it happened to meet a professor named Mr. Sundaralingam, who was living just next to my home.
我出生在印度南部的一個叫做Auppukkottai的小鎮。當我還小時,某天黎明破曉之際,我遇見了一位名為Sundaralingam先生的老師,他當時就住在我家隔壁。
He was doing Yoga… in that dawn looking into is gracious face and body, while he was performing Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand) and Sirasasana ( Head Stand), I was very much inspired and fell in Love with Yoga at once…
他當時在做瑜珈……在晨光之下,我看著他正在做Sarvangasana(肩立式)和Sirasasana(頭立式),他的身體與臉龐如此優雅,讓我當下大受啟發,並愛上了瑜珈……
He was my first Asana teacher.
他是我的第一個體位法老師。
Like everyone else, the enormous physical potential and the harmony drawn from Asnas was the motivation for me to learn Yoga.
My first teacher had unbolted the access of yoga for me.
如同許多人的經驗一樣,體位法中蘊涵的無限身體潛能和其所帶來的和諧,是我最早開始練瑜珈的動力。我的瑜珈啟蒙老師替我打開了瑜珈的大門。
And my Second Guru was Mr. Alumuthu and third I met Mr. Arunagiri at an Ashram called Thiruvalluvar Yoga and Naturopathy Centre at my home town. I became a student there. During this time of being a diligent learner in the Ashram, I realized that the Asanas are only a diminutive primary door step on the path of Yoga.
我的第二位大師是Alumuthu先生,第三位則是Arunagiri先生,我在提魯瓦魯瓦爾瑜珈及自然療法中心認識他的,那是我家鄉的一間印度修道場。這段期間我非常勤奮地在修道場中學習,發現到原來體位法只是瑜珈道途上最基本的入門磚。
It was my first time to depart little beyond and learn about the Yoga Philosophy in the Ashram.
那是我第一次向前邁了一小步,在修道場中學到瑜珈哲學。
To me, learning Asanas was like implanting the seeds to the path of Yoga, and Yoga Philosophy was a nourishment, hard-pressed me frontward to understand the real purpose of yoga. I could comprehend the real essence of it by and by.
對我而言,學習體位法就像是播下瑜珈之路的種子,而瑜珈哲學則是後續的不斷滋養,敦促我繼續向前理解瑜珈的真實目的。我漸漸理解了瑜珈的真實精髓。
The sap of my Guru’s teaching was to look into our being in three different planes. Such as Physical, Mental & Spiritual, for better perceptive it also can be ordered as Body, Mind & Soul. This teaching laid me a new trail of learning and it’s got inclined and blazed in my teachings later on.
我的上師教導我們以三個層次來審視自己的存在,身體、心理和精神,也就是身、心、靈。這樣的教導替我開啟了學習的另一個層次,也深深融入了我往後的教學之中。
By the time I left the Ashram after being 8 years with my Gurus, I came to realize, yoga is not a mere system of physical practice. It’s a way of harmonious living.
在修道場與上師學習八年後,我了解到瑜珈不僅僅是一套身體修煉的系統,而是一種和諧生活的方式。
Then I got introduced with Osho’s teachings. Since then my journey has taken a different flight towards the ultimate truth. Particularly the series of his discourses named Alpha and the Omega, on Patanjali Yoga Sutra had flashed the beam on me, and I got illuminated furthermore that the Yoga is not only for Harmonious Living but to attain the ultimate awakening.
然後我接觸到了奧修的教導,在那之後我的旅程就導向了對終極真理的追求。我特別研讀奧修名為《瑜珈始末》(Alpha and the Omega)的演講內容,其中對帕坦加利瑜珈經的討論點醒了我,進一步領悟到瑜珈的目的不僅是為了達到和諧的生活,而是獲致究竟開悟。

One fine day evening when I visited my hometown, I met my Guru. In the midst of our conversation he said, if you want to really master something, you should become a teacher. It doesn’t mean when you become a teacher your learning has come to an end. No… but it really get instigated in another dimension.
有天傍晚我回到家鄉,遇到了我的上師。對話中他說到,如果你真的想專精一門專業,你應該要成為老師。這並不表示成為老師後你就不再學習,不是的,而是教學能將你領入下一個境界。
A sincere learner can become a Teacher, but you know, a sincere teacher is always a good learner too... Learning is a never ending episode; you must keep yourself open and unwrapped forever like a new beginner. Then your Teaching & Learning both are significant.
一位虔誠的學習者可以成為老師,但你知道,一位虔誠的老師也永遠都會是個好的學習者……學習是永不結束的篇章;你必須讓自己持續保持開放,並且永遠都向初學者一般敞開。這樣一來,你的教導與學習才有更深的意義。
When I understand this without more ado I became my Guru’s assistant and commenced my Teaching. Being an assistant for few years with my Guru had laid a foundation of my career wholly in Yoga.
當我了解這一點後,我毫不猶豫地成為上師的助教,並開啟了教學的生涯。擔任上師助教的這幾年替我的瑜珈教學生涯奠定了完整的基礎。

As I left the Ashram with a longing thirst of sharing my Guru’s Love and my learning, in the year of 2002, I’ve started my own Yoga school at Coimbatore, South India and named it “Elysium School of Yoga”. As I begin to teach all the age groups in various environments, my experience got expanded more and more.
離開修道場後,我極度渴望分享上師的愛和我的學習,於是2002年時,我在南印度的Coimbatore創辦了我自己的瑜珈學校,命名為「極樂瑜珈學校」(Elysium School of Yoga)。我開始在各式各樣的環境中教導不同年齡層的學生,我的教學經驗也越來越豐厚。

In the year 2005, I was chosen to be yoga instructor by “Yoga Plus” Hong Kong. This new occurrence had broadened my style of teaching with all different students around the world.
2005
年時,我獲得香港「Yoga Plus」機構選為瑜珈教師,在那裡我接觸到來自世界各地的不同學生,也拓展了我的教學風格。

In 2009 I Moved to Taiwan and started my teaching style in the name of Nirvana Yoga. In this I’ve also added Manta Chanting ( ) which helps students to grow in various higher dimensions physically and mentally.
2009年時,我搬到台灣,開創了涅槃瑜珈(Nirvana Yoga)的教導,其中加入了梵唱,幫助學生在身心更高層次得到成長。
And after few years, I came across the Ayurveda an Holistic and Traditional Medicines and the way of treatments with no side effects at all. I’ve learnt that this Ayurvedic Medicines with Pathya, (Regularizing the food) heals the ailments from the source.
幾年之後,我接觸到了阿育吠陀這套古老的整體傳統醫學,其治療方式完全沒有副作用。我了解到阿育吠陀醫學加上Pathya(飲食調整)能夠從根源醫治疾病。於是我也將阿育吠陀的療癒哲學融入教導之中。
So I’ve supplemented this Ayurvedic Philosophy in my teachings.

From the year of 2010 I started to travel around the islands of Taiwan and other Asian countries for teaching yoga, Retreats, Workshops, Certificate Courses and also Teacher trainings in Yoga and Ayurveda.
2010年起,我開始於台灣各城鎮及其他亞洲國家教授瑜珈、主持工作坊、開設認證課程及瑜珈和阿育吠陀的老師訓練。
Then Since 2012, I did experiments of some Meditation Techniques derived from Osho and other awakened ones along with Yoga and Ayurveda. Though yoga in itself has Meditation, but that part has become so formal now and there is no life in it.
2012
年開始,我在瑜珈和阿育吠陀教學中實驗性地納入了一些靜坐技巧,那些是從奧修和其他開悟大師那所獲得的啟發。儘管瑜珈練習本身就有靜坐,但現在已經變得過度制式化而失去其精神了。
So I had to rework and rephrase it little bit and prescribe with other two. it has obtained an incredible results. I felt my teaching is so complete and comprehensive with these three permutation Yoga, Ayurveda & Meditation.
所以我必須重新調整和描述真正的靜坐,並把它融合進瑜珈和阿育吠陀,而成效非常卓越。我感到自己的教導於是完整和統合,包含了瑜珈、阿育吠陀和靜坐。
Ayurveda helps to heal the body ailments. When it hook to yoga practice, it supports to Body and Mind. And when these two are amalgamated with Meditation with an accurate proportion, then it works on Body, Mind & Soul. Infact these three are not separate realities. Just for a fundamental understanding, it has to be discriminated into three.
阿育吠陀能協助療癒身體疾病,融入瑜珈練習之後,更能支持人的身心。當這兩者以適當的比例與靜坐融合之後,就能對身心靈產生巨大助益。事實上這三者實為一,只是基礎階段為了方便理解才一分為三。
Ultimately there is one. Whilst only one is remaining, it also is mentioned as Nothing… or Nirvana.
最終就是合一。當只剩下一,也可以說是空無……或涅槃。
Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation lend a hand to move towards this ultimate oneness or Nirvana. They work as a tripod to unite the body, mind and soul.
阿育吠陀、瑜珈和靜坐能幫助我們在追求究竟合一或涅槃的路上向前,這三者幫助整合我們的身、心、靈。
When we have demonstrated this in our retreats in India, it has actually worked with many of our friends, and scores of of them have really got initiated towards the quest of truth that “Who am I..?” They got moved at least a bit, just beyond the traditional beliefs and dogmas which have become a mere lifeless cerebral exercise.
我們在印度的僻靜中呈現了這三者的教導,而我們許多朋友都因此受益,其中還有好幾人因此踏上探尋「我是誰?」的真理道途。他們受到了一些感動,超越了傳統信念和僵化的教條,那些已經變成毫無生命力的頭腦觀念。
In Nirvana Yoga, when we have fused all these three together in an exact ratio it’s become a soulful trinity of life.
在涅槃瑜珈中,當我們用最精確的比例融合這三者,這就會成為生命中的靈性大三角。


Presently I am a full time yoga teacher in a studio called Yoga Journey in Taipei (Taiwan) www.yogajourney.com.tw


I am certified and qualified with:

  • Yoga Therapy Teacher Training
  • Niguma Yoga Teacher Training with Geshe Michael Roach
  • Level-1 (Beginner) Yoga Teacher Training (200 Hrs)
  • Level-2 (Advanced) Yoga Teacher Training (300 Hrs)
  • 500 Hrs Master Level Teacher Training (YAI India)
  • 320 Hrs Basic Ayurveda Therapist Course (India)
  • Yoga Alliance RYT-500

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Niseema


niseema

在開始接觸瑜伽之前,
Niseema有將近十年的時間在國高中擔任英文教師,
因長時間使用錯誤的喉嚨教學,
當時不知道使用丹田的力量,
因此面臨必須開刀治療喉嚨長繭的毛病,手術後,
朋友介紹瑜伽是不錯的養身練氣的方法,
就這樣,塞翁失馬焉知非福,
Niseema ㄧ頭掉進瑜伽古老精深的世界。
原本只是想改善身體健康,
卻發現體位法只是瑜伽經八支功法的
ㄧ小部分,
瑜伽所定義的身心靈健康的狀態是指『
ㄧ』的狀態,
所謂的一就是人的神性自我與宇宙神性連結合一,
越深入瑜伽,越想了解『我是誰』這個深奧的生命議題。
之後在瑜伽師資班中的瑜伽哲理課程
更讓
Niseema 撇見瑜伽智慧之光,
同時也開
啟了人生另ㄧ樂章—-瑜伽教學的工作。
相較於同樣是教學性質的高中老師之職,
瑜伽老師的工作對
Niseema更像是ㄧ份志業或天命,
也因把持這種志業的態度讓
Niseema
瑜伽修行和工作熱誠配合的天依無縫。

這幾十年的瑜伽修煉也讓Niseema踏上了身心靈成長的求道旅途,
這期間幾乎每年都會回到心靈的原
印度,
足跡歷經普那奧修靜心社區學習靜心,
及參與印度合
ㄧ大學進修深化課程,
ㄧ路走來,總是有無數慈悲的智者及上師的引領,
也因他們的愛,NIseema也希望將
這些開悟覺者的菩提之光傳承給所有的瑜伽人。

Niseema
練習瑜珈已有13年,
上師曾提醒Niseema ,踏上瑜伽正道就是ㄧ位瑜珈行者。
行者,顧名思義,是行走的人,行走於
中的人,
瑜伽人要體現的是一種生命的修行。
相對於冥想打坐向內看的靜心,
瑜珈體位法則是一種向外觀照自己身體、呼吸的動態靜心。
藉由體位法,不只觀照身體,同時也觀照叨絮的頭腦。
當我們的身心靈皆處於瑜珈練習的半內觀半外觀時,
當下所有的身體移動都將獲得定靜的力量。
瑜伽不僅能淨化我們靈魂的居所
—-身體層,
最重要的是要引領我們走入認識生命本質的靈性旅途


Niseema 教學風格:
著重引導學生在體位法中如實接受自己的身體,
並且觀照當下的呼吸,進而達到身心的寧靜合
ㄧ。
課程中會以脈輪的系統深入瑜伽,
藉由哈達瑜珈身體的練習,
深入療癒內在情緒體
,並以提升靜心品質為主要精神。

瑜伽研習認證:
* 2008- Taiwan Pure Yoga
American Yoga alliance T/T by Pratrick Gleeman

* 2008-Taiwan Space Yoga 
6 days Purna Yoga T/T by Master Aadil Palkhivala

* 2009-Space Yoga 
40 hrs American Yoga Alliance 
Level 2 T/T by Steven Thomas

* 2009-Anusara Immersion 5 days in Thailand

* 2010-Taiwan Pure yoga 30hrs T/T by Practick Gleeman 

* 2012-Taiwan space yoga 
5 days intensive yoga therapy workshop by Doug keller

個人臉書靈性成長記錄:
http://www.facebook.com/niseema.tsai,
http://www.facebook.com/yoganirvana.org

Niseema 所走過的靈性足跡:
2009 臼井靈氣第ㄧ級
2009
從心諮商心靈療愈師訓練by Rahasha
2010
印度奧修社區 學習各種靜心課程
2010 印度合ㄧ大學 Deeksha Giver 
2011
修習光的課程
2012 印度合一大學 覺醒深化課程 
2012 馬來西亞磁塔能量靜心營
2013 印度短期艾育吠陀研習 
2014 與印度開悟師父Samdarshi 內觀靜心兩週。





Ananda Kumar

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As far as the mysticism is concerned, ones own bio-data’s or personal information is truly invalid. It is just similar to searching footsteps of a bird’s flight. But kindly be informed, it has uttered just for a formal introduction…

I lived in a place called Ooty also called India’s Queen of Hills.

Beyond the effort of myself, just begun the drifting from various unknown or lesser known mystics around India… Then passed through Vedathiri Maharshi, Guru Nithya Chaitanya Yati, Osho, Krishnamurty, Ramana Maharshi, U.G. Krishnamurthy with the unquenched thirst about myself and my indispensable sorrow even though I could attain worldly materials whatever I craved for.

This journey begins at my age of nineteen and it has taken more than 20 years for me to comprehend that my questions are never going to be answered but simply the questioner dissolves and disbands.

I could look obviously, though if I could have got an answer, another question is going to be arisen in me shortly with various tricky, fiddly forms. Understanding this in my journey gradually I got to know that there is ‘no one’ to know… or receive the answer.

Yes when all the questions are wholly nullified through Meditation (if we really know the substantial meaning of Meditation) we land up in that unknowable space where there is no ‘I’ or ‘Me’ to experience the truth.

The Truth is not an answer but the total dispersion and complete evaporation of all the ‘questions’ and the ‘questioner’ that is not the two but one.

I wrote two books. One is on my Adi-Kailash Himayalayan travelogue wherein I understood that chasing the Money, Power, Security and run after Peace, Salvation, Liberation and Enlightenment are absolutely similar. “I” and “Me” is very trickily operating in both the drives. I had denoted in this book about Glorifying the ‘I’ or ‘Me’ is the very subtle intrinsic nature in our being and every action. Sometimes towards Worldly and after sometimes Spiritually. And our primary sorrow is nothing but this stuff ‘I’.

And another book on an Enlightened Guru whom I met, he seems to be very simple and ordinary in appeal, just like our man next door. This book narrates how I missed him when I was filled with so many ideas, images about Enlightened Masters, mystics and their behaviors etc. Then at a snail's pace how I could understand that he is an awakened one.

Eight years before I had constructed a Non-Commercial Meditation Centre in the bank of River Siruvani wherein various kinds of seekers are visiting and staying. The focal objective of this place is Look into Oneself and being harmony with the Nature indeed both are equally same.

In here we share the Non-Seriousness of the existence, and to experience the whole spectrum of life which nature fetches us every split seconds. From here I usually take friends into the jungle and mountains and explore the ‘I’.

Anand 老師是台灣Nirvana Yoga 在印度舉辦
瑜伽靜心營的靜心課程帶領者,師承開悟大師奧修,
拉瑪納尊者,及克里思那穆提的教導法門。

Ananda
老師是位不練體位法
但常年靜心的瑜伽行者
(yogi)
其教導非常具有穿透性,
不但可以打破哈達瑜伽練習者不自覺對身體的執著,
或者靈性修行人對
自我錯誤的認同。
Sri Anand 出生於南印度烏蒂(Otty)
從小就被靈性神祕學所吸引,很渴望認清自己到底是誰,
19歲的 Anand 便開始了這段靈性旅程,
經過
20幾年上師的教導及薰陶, 加上個人生命的歷練與探索
終於理解到
, 所有生命的問題都不會有答案
當我們悟道後,問題的本身自然會消失與溶解。
過去的
20幾年, Anand 察覺到的是
就算一個難題被解決了,之後還會有另一個難題出現,
沒有人可以解決任何我們的問題,
除非我們能認知到『根本就沒有所謂
困惑難題的存在。』
所有的問題都可以透過靜心而達到完全的消融,
但前提是:我們必須真的了解靜心的真義,
藉由靜心而到達那個沒有
我執的真理空間。 
真理不是一個答案,真理只是一個讓我們再也不會有
存疑發生的唯一解決之道。

回顧ㄧ生求道的旅程,每個階段都有不同的領悟,
Anand 寫了兩本書記錄了他所領悟的靈性教導。
一本是
Adi-Kailash Himayalayan (阿迪 - 神山喜馬拉雅遊記)
這本書內容有關人在追求真理的渴望,或者說靈性的欲望,
這追求內心平靜丶靈魂解脫甚至開悟的靈性欲望本質
跟人在追求世俗的滿足如金錢丶權力丶安全感,
其實模式是一模一樣的:動作都是追求

只是目標是外在與內在的不同而已
.

而另一本書是在敘述Anand 所認識的
一位非常平凡的開悟上師及上師所帶給他的影響。
之後,在
2006年,Anand Siruvani河邊構建了
一個非營利的靜心禪修中心,
這個幽靜的能場吸引了許多對於自我探求有興趣的人,
一起在這裡尋找真我與與學習與大自然共存,
在這深山裡的靜心中心,靜心者分享了彼此的存在,
ㄧ起進入叢林和山脈去尋求真理的足跡。