Yin yoga is the bomb! You get up from it all drowsy and relaxed – like you just got a deep-tissue massage (I would imagine), but without the icky feeling of being touched by a stranger. Or … without the added benefit of being touched by your partner. Hee-hee.
I’m hoping to come up with a more detailed account of its benefits when I’m over this flu. And when its effects on me have become more noticeable.
“I kept wanting to scream at Pam. It took me so long to do so many important things. It’s just hard to accept that I spent so many years being less happy than I could’ve been. Jim was five feet from my desk and it took me four years to get to him. It’d be great if people saw this documentary and learned from my mistakes. Not that I’m a tragic person – I’m really happy now. But it would just … just make my heart soar if someone out there saw this and she said to herself, ‘Be strong. Trust yourself. Love yourself. Conquer your fears. Just go after what you want. And act fast, because life just isn’t that long.'”
– Pam Beasly, The Office
I love this show. I love that it’s about awkward situations. And mind-numbing hours doing menial tasks. And smart people who do dumb things – like stay in a job they only mildly tolerate because they’re afraid and beaten down. It hits a nerve as it makes you laugh.
So thank you, The Office, for always leaving me satisfied and smiling.
I’m now a perfect yogi who practices mindful eating all the time. I eat whatever I want, but I stop when I’m full. I’ve also gotten rid of everything that does not serve me. Anger, resentment, bitterness, irritation over the littlest things, back issues of Glamour – all gone. I’m so happy and at peace and content and nothing can touch me.
She called it the thunderbolt (Sanskrit: Vajrasana). It’s really not that uncomfortable – definitely more tolerable than the hero pose (Sanskrit: Virasana). Or maybe my knees are really just weak? And if your knees are like mine, a pillow might be a good idea.
I’m happy to report that this helped get things … moving after a particularly heavy meal. It’s also the only yoga pose you can do after eating, apparently. For the others, you’ll have to wait at least two hours. Oops. Try this, endeavor to sit still for five minutes, and lemme know how it goes. I mean it – I want the gory details. 😉