Weight training

barbellsI understood, therefore, why I did weight-lifting and understood the important I attached to the body. At the moment of lifting, there is a sort of explosion. The lifter takes hold of the bar and identifies with the weight. Without forcing, quite naturally, almost involuntarily, he lifts it. There is an exchange: the body stiffens like the metal whereas the inert weight moves. It is a victory; the lifter accomplishes what seemed to be impossible and beyond his strength. The dead weight is transformed and does what also seemed impossible: it moves. As a result, the lifter feels linked to all things in each part of his body. For the same reason I had done a four week week course of yoga at the Satyananda ashram near Melbourne.

About interfaithashram

Rev. Dr. John Dupuche is a Roman Catholic Priest, a senior lecturer at MCD University of Divinity, and Honorary Fellow at Australian Catholic University. His doctorate is in Sanskrit in the field of Kashmir Shaivism. He is chair of the Catholic Interfaith Committee of the Archdiocese of Melbourne and has established a pastoral relationship with the parishes of Lilydale and Healesville. He is the author of 'Abhinavagupta: the Kula Ritual as elaborated in chapter 29 of the Tantraloka', 2003; 'Jesus, the Mantra of God', 2005; 'Vers un tantra chrétien' in 2009; translated as 'Towards a Christian Tantra' in 2009. He has written many articles. He travels to India each year. He lives in an interfaith ashram.
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