Thursday, December 8, 2011

The More Un-Yogic, the Better?


What is here is elsewhere; what is not here is nowhere.
Vishva-Sara-Tantra

Folks, you know I’ve never been a fan of yoga. If I wanted to spend all day on the ground sweating in a contorted position, I would eat another gas station hot dog.
Stephen Colbert

...sometimes I arrive at yoga class in what might not be considered the most, y’know, yogic mood...at some strange juncture in a difficult day, full of anxiety, anger, and/or general misery, exacerbated by the trip to yoga class, driving through traffic in the rain or nearly getting plowed into by a truck on my bike...or nearly getting plowed into by a truck on my bike in the rain, the guy who nearly killed me though I had the right of way having the nerve to yell at me...you get the idea...leaving me tromping in and rolling out my mat in a an utterly wired and generally negative frenzy....really, there couldn't be a better time to practice yoga...

...making me especially grateful for these kind, calm, and centered teachers who help me to let go...

...though, of course, as I’m learning, now, it’s a bit more complicated...or maybe simpler, but more difficult...if, ultimately, more rewarding for that...when I am the yoga teacher...

5 comments:

Silliyak said...

breathe, or don't, either solves your problem

Grace said...

I never understand what you are talking about, I'm sure that's a deficiency on my part, but this post - not only did I understand it but I laughed. Out Loud.

DaisyDeadhead said...

Great Colbert quote! :)

word verification: soyearpe. hm.

Kate said...

Gotta have the yin to have the yang, n'est-ce pas? Hope tomorrow is calmer, inside & out.

earthtoholly said...

...and all I'm thinking is, boy, I hope drjay still wears a helmet...may you arrive at each and every yoga class safe and sound.

(By the way, your Perry/Brokeback Mountain comment was a real zinger!)