How to Surf the Waves of Samsara Like A Buddha

Ok, I don’t actually know how to surf the waves of samsara like a Buddha, but I imagine that before one can do that, lots of stretching would be helpful. ๐Ÿ™‚

Meanwhile . . .

One of my dear friends is in Australia, and she might try surfing!

When I heard this news, I said, “Ooh, I’ve got some stretches for you!” (thinking ofย the masters of stretching Bob and Jean Anderson‘s book Stretching, which teaches stretches for nearly every sport, including surfing).

With much amusement and delight, I found sea-Buddhas from long ago

Much to my delight, I discovered that the surfing pages of this book has been decorated (by my much younger self) for what, I vaguely recall, was purely my own amusement. ๐Ÿ™‚ Across the top of the page were these words: “How the Buddhas get ready to go surfing.”

Here, then, is how to prepare to surf the waves of samsara like a Buddha . . .

You can download the entire 2-page instructions by clicking here:ย ย Stretching Like the Surfing Buddhas.

And here are the highlights:

 

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“Ah, it feels so good to stretch my fins.”
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“I feel like a sea anemone.”
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“Stretching is cool. May all surfer beings know this release, this body happiness.”
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“Om”
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“Wow, this is great! I really, really feel that spine spiral thing.”
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“I am kelp, twisting gently in the sea”
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“Hmmm . . . how DID my flipper get so tight? Being a dolphin can be difficult.”
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“I am a barnacle.”
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“Wow, my body is the ocean, my breath the tides.”
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“Om mani padme OUCH! Ahhhh . . . om mani padme hum. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™”
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“Oh, I LOVE my board! May all beings share in this joy. ๐Ÿ’™”
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“Dude, surf’s up! Let’s go save some beings.”

 

You can download the entire 2-page instructions by clicking here:ย ย Stretching Like the Surfing Buddhas.

Enjoy!ย ๐Ÿ’™

 

P.S. I also highly recommend their entire book. Stretching is still my go-to favorite after 20 years!

PHOTO CREDIT: John Jason on Unsplash

STRETCHING ILLUSTRATIONS from Stretching by Bob and Jean Anderson