「痛みを癒すヨーガ」〔原書【Yoga for Pain Relief】〕の「4.体と仲良くなる」(p49〜70)【befriending the body(p49-47)】を読みました。

自分の体を敵視し腹を立てていると、体からの声を正しく受け止めることができなくなり、ヨーガをしていても癒されることはありません。

【p52】
For example, you will need to figure out the difference between a sensation that signals real danger - letting you know that you should come out of a stretch - and a sensation that simply lets you know that some kind of change is happening in a stretch. You will not be able to do this if you approach yoga feeling anxious or angry about the limitations of your body. Without first setting a foundation of friendliness toward your body, you may find yourself so frustrated by any limitations or discomfort that you give up and miss out on the healing potential of movement. If you are used to ignoring the sensations of your body, you may find yourself determined to push through any pain you feel, which will only deepen your pain samskara.

体と仲良くするための「心・体・魂のための慈悲の瞑想(Compassion Meditation for the Body, Mind, and Spirit)」で唱える言葉が書いてるので、メモっておきます。

まず、自分の体に向かって、「you」と呼びかけます。
【p57】
May you be healthy.
May you be happy.
May you be free of suffering.
May you know peace.

次に「you」を「I」に代えて。
【p58】
May I be healthy.
May I be happy.
May I be free of suffering.
May I know peace.

そして、健康・幸福・平和を選ぶ自由が、今この瞬間、自分にあることを認識します。
【p58】
In this moment, I am already healthy and whole.
In this moment, I choose to be happy.
In this moment, I choose to be free of suffering.
In this moment, I am at peace with my body, mind, and present experience.

このような構文で、自分なりに英語のマントラを作れそうです。

さて、ヨーガには「痛みを師とみなす」考え方があるようです。

【p66】
Everything in your life - including pain - can be a teacher. This idea is expressed in the Sanskrit yoga verse guru devo maheshvara, which can be translated as "Illnesses, accidents, traumas, and losses have the power to bring us from darkness to light."
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You can view your past or present pain as a teacher even if you would abandon the teacher in a second. Viewing your pain as a teacher is not a commitment to staying pain. It is simply a commitment to using everything in your experience - even your pain - to learn how to end unnecessary suffering.


アーサナの参考文献:「YOGAポーズ大全」

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