En esta entrada os presento un extracto de la entrevista con el Maestro Manju Pattabhi Jois, el hijo mayor de Guruji Sri Patabhi Jois, que lleva enseñando el yoga durante 60 años y practicándola desde los 6 años. Responde a las preguntas como practicar estando enfermo, con la fiebre, durante del embarazo y periodo en caso de las mujeres. Muy interesante y auténtico!!
Q: If you are sick is it OK to practice?
Manju Jois: It depends on what kind of sick you have. If you have a headache you can still do it, if you have a stomachache, (it’s OK)..
Q: And a fever?
Manju Jois: High fever NO. If you have a stomach problem you still do it. Any other kind of fever… or cold, just take it easy. If you have cold don’t practice, the mucus is coming out, let it come out, don’t practice. Because they are all natural things. If your body produces more mucus it automatically discharges it. So people should not take any medication to stop it. And high fever, it is the pita, the body gets overheated and the body starts sweating so you don’t overheat it by practicng.
Q: And pregnant women? They can do after the third semester?
Manju Jois: After three months, yeah. And after they have the baby they can take a break for a month, then jump on the waggon.
Q: What about women having their period, what is it they can do and cannot do?
Manju Jois: We don’t advise them to practice yoga then, take the period off. Because this menstrual cycle you go through, if you mess with that then in the future they will have problems. So that’s why you have to take it easy. Be like an Indian women, they don’t do anything for three days. They don’t cook for three days, they don’t clean for three days, just watching soap opera…the husband comes home and has to do all the things when he comes home, “Nothing is made what happened“? “It’s My period“. ” Oh my god..”. Then he has to get in the Kitchen and start cooking. So that’s why we all know how to cook.
Y el vídeo de Manju hablando sobre Ashtanga yoga :