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式子與呼吸 | Asana & Breathing

Updated: Jan 20

瑜伽初學者往往在式子練習中,感到呼吸困難。他們或會以為,要完善式子,必須學曉如何呼吸。然而,這並非正確的理解。


如你在練習式子期間感到呼吸不順,這其實是一個訊號,表示你的身體不是在應當的位置。


如何解決?透過學習體位法。體位法是指在練習每一個式子時,訓練肌肉順著骨骼個關節的結構用力和收緊,穩固關節,從而打開身體的內在結構,使呼吸變得暢順。掌握體位法,不可能一蹴而就,而是必須耐心地、持之以恆地練習。


帕坦加利的瑜伽經 II.49 指出,我們須先掌握好式子練習,方可練習瑜伽呼吸法(Pranayama)。簡單而言,「Prana」是指 「生命力」。生命力得以流動,需要空間。因此,無論是剛起步、久休復出、甚或經驗豐富的瑜伽學員,牢牢掌握體位法,尤為關鍵。


若還是摸不著頭腦,下一個課堂,感受並比較一下,上課前和後,你的呼吸可有不同。


Students new to yoga often encounter problems in breathing during their asana practice. They may think, “to perfect my asanas, I should learn how to breathe”. That’s in fact NOT the solution.


If you find yourself struggling with your breaths during an asana practice, it is actually an indicator that your body is not in a proper position.


How can this be addressed? Through learning the alignment in asanas. Alignment means training the muscles to grip along the bones to bring stability to the joints, that will create space for the internal body. Achieving alignment is not something that can be attained overnight. It comes with a patient and persistent practice.


Yoga Sutras of Patanjali II.49 states that one should practise pranayama AFTER mastering the asana practice. "Prana", to explain simply, means "life force". For this life force to move, it requires space. Hence, for beginners, those returning to the mat after a break, shaping up your body through correct alignment is fundamental and critical.


Feeling puzzled? Next time, feel and compare your breaths before and after an asana class.





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