Yoga and Happiness
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Yoga and Happiness
So, Diane, you used to be a yoga teacher, didn’t you?
Oh, yes, I used to.
No wonder you’re in a good shape. And I’m pretty sure you’ll be in shape for years to come.
You are in
a good shape!
I really hope so.
what kind of yoga do you perform?
I’ll show you.
Wow! You’re so sexy and flexible.
Kato, I’ve never heard of this form—“Crane Dance.” Did Himiko-san really show it in front of you?
Oh, yes. I went to one of the famous hot-spring resorts with Himiko-san.
Himiko-san climbed up on the floor. Without a word, she performed the above amazing act.
Did she really show the above form in the altogether?
Oh, yeah. You bet. Believe me, Diane, Himiko-san gave me such a shocking sight that my eyes almost blasted off the eye sockets.
You’re exaggerating, aren’t you?
Anyway, my heart almost stopped beating. He, he, he, he, … By the way, Diane, I absolutely agree with Thomas Jefferson.
…agree on what?
He said, “It’s even more important because our health is worth more than learning.” I agree on that.
Do you, Kato?
Oh, yes, but I think there’s more to it.
I’ve been thinking about it for quite some time, and have come up with an equation?
What kind of equation?
An equation for life and happiness.
I’ve never heard of that?
Of course, because I’ve made it up. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha,…
Show me what it is, Kato.
What is this?
Well…, happiness is produced by the result of your health and social activities.
What is “w” in the Health(w)?
Have you ever heard of the following saying, Diane?
Yes, of course, I have.
So, “w” is a will power. If you have a strong will to improve your health as well as your social actovities, you should be able to achieve a great deal of happiness.
I see. So, you cannot achieve happiness with good health alone.
No, you can’t. You’ll be happy only if you improve both your health and social activities. And if you fail to improve one of those, your happiness will be gone forever.
If you fail to maintain good health, you’ll die at the worst. That’s what Health(0) means. In that case, your happiness will become nil.
What about Social Activities(0)?
Well…, social activities(0) could be represented as follows:
A(school) means activities at school, A(family) means activities in your family, and so on.
If you maintain a strong will to improve your health and social activities, your happiness will be the multiplication of both your excellent health and your successful social activities. However, if you lose your life by accident or by will, that will produce Social Activities(0)—that is, death. Accordingly, your happiness would be nil in that case.
I see. Interesting! Kato, you’re really an eager student, aren’t you?
Yes, I am.
（Yves Saint LAURANT）の