Monday, September 26, 2011

Two Reasons to Practice Yoga


...gorgeous afternoons...rumbling Wissahickon and gently rippling Schuylkill reflecting vibrant greens and blues as the bike floats past with minimal effort, beyond sculpture garden and gilded greco-roman art museum, all the way to the studio...cheerful vinyasa and laughter with teachers and students, all friends...then fueling up at the Indian buffet place with samosas and malai kofta for the ride home...

...and those other times...grey and cloudy outside, but even moreso in....roll out the mat for lack of any better idea, thinking maybe just maybe this’ll get me through the day...and, somehow, it does....not so much providing an esoteric heightened state that can only be described in Sanskrit or with reference to something some semi-mythic incredibly enlightened person wrote in India or Tibet three thousand years ago....and not a spiritual orgasm to be translated into new age positive affirmations or old time religion or a marketing campaign for the latest Yoga for Rich People With Big Houses and Nice Butts© DVD series....but revealing at least a window...some little bit of space...not much, maybe, but enough...that didn’t appear to be there before...

7 comments:

Lydia said...

Ahhhhhh, that is nice. :]

Mandy said...

Mmmmm. Indian Buffet!

Meredith LeBlanc said...

pure poetry...very nice Dr!

(my verification word it "twert" ~ is that the past tense?)

TheRiverWanders said...

Thank you for the lovely visuals...

the walking man said...

A third reason...because it makes the practitioners thereof limber?

It's A Yoga Thang said...

Yoga for Rich People With Big Houses and Nice Butts© DVD series.....funny...it's like Bunco...for real.

earthtoholly said...

Mmm, biking and Indian eats...samosas and chutney!

(In re: today's EJ post...just as I saw it, I was in the process of emailing a relative I only recently became aware of...he's a "Miles" too.)