29 April 2010

Bending it Like A Pretzel, Almost. Well, In the Future Anyway.

Twenty years ago,  I stopped practicing yoga.   That's misleading, I began completely neglecting the asanas (the physical postures).   And maybe I've been a little lax with the yamas (restraints).   I've had the occasional harmful thought.  I lie.  It can be fun, right?  Sometimes you  have to pretend to be your non-existent twin sister.  It's just better that way.  No debt, nope gotta a pile of student loans.  Celibate when single?  HAHAHAHAHAHA, not quite, but I will be faithful if I take a husband.

I decided it was time to jump back into it.  For about a week I have been taking it slowly, realising that I am not 15 anymore, I weigh 30 pounds more than I did then, and it has been so long, I've got my yoga virginity back.  Everything was going well.  I feel better, I'm more relaxed, my mediation is more efficient, but I was curious how strong and flexible I still was. 

Did I mention patience is another one of the yamas I need to work on?

6 comments:

Ann said...

Epsom salts in a warm bath might help!

SE'LAH... said...

Funny you should say that...we all could use a little more patience or it will use us.

Breathing with you.

one love.

Old Kitty said...

Blimey.

I am blinded and very impressed by your yogic terminology!

I am also so happy that you have started it up again and have woken (gently!) your yoga virgin twin sister!!

May you continue on your way to a calmer and more serene you.

:-)

Take care
x

Cinner said...

Good for you, patience is a virtue..And I would try epsom salts too. lol. take care.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I find that yoga was designed for the long and lean.....not me. :-( Still I love it. (even if it doesn't love me)

Namaste

laughingwolf said...

'celibate', as the so-called priests and other clerics pretend to be? lol