QUOTE (AlexLion @ May 15 2009, 08:24 PM)
Hello, my friend!
You wrote in your personal info that you are interested in self-study, yoga and meditation. I found that fact really interesting
How long you are practising yoga\meditation? I think that also mean you like reading books, do you like reading self-study educational (ehm, I think you understand what I mean) books like psychology, medical philosophy, books about human body and mind physics, etc? Or you also read entertaining books? (Science fiction, fantasy..)
Did you train some martial arts in the past? Now I think you don`t because of guitar playing
I really want to do some martial arts with deep spiritual background such muay thai or some, but fact that you can injure your fingers\hands distracts me greatly...
I decided that I will become professional guitarist no matter what, so hand traumas are not welcome =|
Ok I think enough questions for now
Good to hear from you, Alex!
I've been practicing Hatha Yoga (yoga of the body) since my 18th, and have been practicing meditation for about 10 years now. The technique is called Kriya Yoga, and I find it to be the most effective technique for me.
I've also read all kind of books about self-study, studied a lots of religions, like Taoism, Sufism, Hinduism, Christianity and Buddhism. I found out that all these religions have a lot in common, and that the ancient Taoists, the Hesychas Christians and Kriya Yoga meditation is almost the same technique.
I've also practiced martial arts, started with Kyokushin Karate, later Shaolin Logfist and White Crane with Yang style Tai Chi, and Wing Tsun. Since the ancient Taoist meditations are very similar to the techniques I'm practicing now, the philosophycal and spiritual backgrounds are at my disposal.
I had the same fears of hurting my fingers, but if you have the needed focus for what you do, there's a little chance of getting hurt. You have to be able to concentrate and focus on every move you do, and if you can, nothing bad can happen, at least in my oppinion and expirience. However, you really have to meditate properly to achieve such kind of focus. I myself need to practice it a lot more...
It's very nice to hear that you want to become a professional guitarist. It is a hard work, but I'm sure you can achieve everything you want. Sacrificing martial arts for your goal is also a sign that you have a strong will and that you'll make it
What I can suggest for you is to start to practice some kind of a meditation. Make some studies and find something that suits you. You will find out that it can help you a lot in your every day life and also achieving your goal as a professional guitarist.