> Which sport do you practice?
Bikram Yoga - 90 minute hatha-yoga classes in a 40'C room.
I started the classes last in February last year and did 130+ classes throughout 2013. January has been a bit slow so far Bikram-wise (due mainly to holidays and parenting commitments) but my girlfriend and I are doing a 30-day challenge starting February 1st, where we do 30 classes over 30 days. It's a bit of a logistical challenge for me (due mainly to parenting commitments) but I've worked out how I can do it. We sat down and plotted it out last night along with a few contingency classes. The only thing that's going to stop me is if my hernia operation gets scheduled in that month. It's going to be a nicely symbolic challenge too, because my girlfriend and I met through the local Bikram Yoga studio and we both started yoga in February 2013, four days apart, so it's little like an anniversary of sorts.
> Does your sport help you with your meditation practice?
I don't have a meditation practice beyond daily mindfulness (satipatthana style) separate from the yoga but I do have better mindfulness of body since starting the classes.
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'." (Snp 3.6)
"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)