《yogin yoga challenge animation》jiushijuyouzheiyangmolideyigeshipinduanpian，yidingyoudabufendeyujiarenyijingkanguozheigeshipin，dantongyangde，zheigeshipinbeihoujingcaiwubiqieyuyishenzhangdechuangzuogushiyidingyeyoudabufenyujiarenshibuzhidaode!
why did you make this film?
i practice yoga. i found that many places in the west solely focus on the physicalportion ofyoga，theasanas. the asanas are only a small part of yoga. many people don't realizethat their primary function is to prepare the body for meditation. my film is acommentary on those who choose to only focus on the physical aspect. iwant to remind them that there is a lot more to it!
why did you call the film “yogin”?
yogin is another term for yogi, a practitioner of yoga. i liked yogin becauseit sounds plural in the english language and it also sounds like shogun andronin, associating more of a warrior aspect to the yogi.
what is that statue and does it have anysignificance?
of course! everything in the filmhas significance. that is a statue of the hindu god, shiva the destroyer. in this particularform, nataraja, shiva is dancing upon the ignorance of man.the master, guruji, is the “actor”playing the part of the will of shiva.
电子游戏注册 what other symbols are there?
the temple has eight sides, representing patanjali’s eight limbs of yoga: yama,niyama, asana,pranayama, pratyahara, dharana, dhyana,and samadhi.
电子游戏注册 the pattern on the floor is a sri yantra. it is said that meditation onthat pattern in theminds eye can carry one toenlightenment.
the mountains and temple are purple – the color of the 7th and highest chakra,sahasrara.it is the union with the higher self,all is one and one is all. note that guruji almost always has the statue of shiva, or a bigpurple mountain behind him.
the battle scene seems to start off withdifficult poses. it seems like you could have created more range, starting offwith simpler yoga poses moving to the more difficult ones.
电子游戏注册 the drama on earth is one big cosmicdance. the egotistical yogin challenges guruji to a battle. gurujiaccepts the challenge but then quickly morphs the battle into a dance. towards the end of the battle scene the characters are playing more then theyare competing. a yoga-battle is silly and absurd!
it doesn’t really seem to be in thespirit of yoga. a true yogi would never compete.
电子游戏注册 no kidding! that is the wholepoint of the film. the ego loves a competition. when we are attached to the will of the ego, therecan be an unpleasant and often painful outcome.
电子游戏注册 i don’t get it,why did yogin spontaneously combust?
when guruji feels like yogin has stepped aside from his incredibly powerfulego, he moves their interaction to the next level,levitation via pranayama. pranayama is often viewed as breath control; however that is only partiallytrue. pranayama is the control of life-force. i look at it this way: we can take a corpse,stuff it with food, give it water, replace the damaged organs and tissues, electrocute it or doany other number of things to a lifeless body - it is not going to come back to life. there has to be some other element. that element is an intelligent engery or life force, alsoknown as prana or chi.
电子游戏注册 unfortunately for yogin (or fortunately if you look at the larger picture ofreincarnation), his ego is so strong that it inhibits theflow of his life-force. as he concentrates his prana with the “breath of fire” the ego traps theenergy until yogin’s body cannot physically hold it any longer and he spontaneouslycombusts.
we all know that energy cannot becreated or destroyed, only transformed. so what happens to that energy when we die? yogin hasjust been taught a monumental lesson. he literally burned away is ego. when his life-forcereturns to another body, his ego will have a considerable less amount of control over his actions.