It works

The backbending over a ball works. I really felt a difference today afer warming up over the ball before practice. EVERYTHING felt better about my practice, and backbending was painless, and there was noticeable openness in my pits.

Thanks guys. I will keep you posted. Of course.



11 Responses to It works

  1. samasthiti says:

    SO no comments on the latest blog post?
    It’s good for you to apologize.
    Its good practice.

  2. samasthiti says:

    It’s good practice..

  3. YC says:

    I just wanted to put it out there. I didnt think feedback would be productive. But yours is fine.

  4. karen says:

    Get some sleep, Ashtangini. Tomorrow’s a new day. I apologize for anything I said that made you feel bad.

  5. laksmi says:

    hey, could somebody apologize to me now? I feel badly. but i feel badly because i said something dumb and work and then i sit here and kick myself for hours and hours thinking, ‘jesus, why do i always put my foot in it? why do i have to go over the line trying to get a laugh? why am i still such a jerk?’ Then after thinking that shit for a while, I sit here and thing, ‘god, why can’t i just let it go? why do i hang on to shit like this? why can’t I just allow myself to make a mistake and move on? the waters i navigate are so tricky and I do well most of the time’……arrrrrrgh!

  6. YC says:

    Karen – you are too kind. You made me see something I needed to see. It was only the “uck” that felt bad to me.

  7. karen says:

    Lauren, I fully rescind the “uck,” which was aimed, truly, at the way I felt to have the war revived, and not at ALL about how I felt (or feel) about you as a person. It expressed how I felt inside, and was NOT lobbed at you.

    Lax: re: “why do i have to go over the line trying to get a laugh?” I lived with a guy back in my 20s who was SO all about getting the laugh. I adored his inventive sense of humor. Truly, he was genius. I remember him saying that all he could foresee about his own death was that he would be looking down the barrel of the gun of whoever the humorless son-of-a-b**ch was who was the butt of his final, best joke.

    All that said, inventive humor is one of the best reasons for being alive.

  8. YC says:

    Thanks Karen. Laksmi – the person you deserve an apology from is never going to apologize to you. I will say this, and I know it goes without saying: no one should ever make you feel bad for being sober. It’s a choice you made, and that’s your business. You have your point of view, and it is diametrically opposed to the views of those who choose not to be sober. I would imagine that it is a slippery slope from casual use to life-interfering problem, and the place on the slope where things change for the gruesome will depend on what a person wants out of their life. For someone like me, with two active kids and a house that now demands my attention too, not to mention a yoga practice that takes a lot of energy and good health, the place on the slope is the place where I can’t stop after having two drinks with dinner, where I wake up with a hangover that interferes with my taking care of all the people and things I have to take care of. That’s when I have to NOT for a while. For someone who has nothing going on ther than work, yoga and friends, it’s going to be a much higher threshold. What does one want out of life? We make our choices. I see nothing wrong with suggesting to someone who is expressing dissatisfaction with her life that a change might be helpful. I do see something wrong with berating someone for having made a change that was necessary for her well-being.

  9. (0v0) says:

    I agree with this, and commented at the time that sobriety is a choice not to ridicule under any circumstances. Laks’ choices are admirable to me.

    I don’t know how I would do it if the many potheads and heavy drinkers in my life ridiculed me, instead of just wishing quietly I’d join them.

  10. laksmi says:

    Thanks you guys. I just read this and it’s nice. I am still stewing a bit about the unmentionable–especially the remark made about my husband. I find it’s stifling my own blog entries because I am really feeling like letting a truckload of swearing out. But i’m not. ugh.

    Karen, the humor–it’s like I used to say to my shrink ‘If you’re laughing, you’re not leaving me’. 🙂

  11. The Mindbender says:

    Hey Laksmi,

    I’m not entirely sure what happened, but I can get the gist of it by reading this comments (I’ve seriously curtailed blog reading during the last blog wars) but I am sorry that you are feeling bad, and I concur with the others here that teetotalling is a perfectly acceptable choice. I was prohibited alcohol for medical reasons between the ages of 17 and 23 and to be honest, I don’t think I missed on that much (although I drink now – just not a lot. Probably because I skipped the teenage-binge-drinking phase.

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