> 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.
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)
"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today." (Thomas Sowell)