Sunday, July 7, 2013
Yoga in the City - 2013
This will be my third time, having gone in 2010 and 2012. I'm looking forward to it, but at the same time I'm pretty sure it will be a humbling experience. Even after all these years I sometimes wonder at my lack of 'progress' with many of the poses.
Last week, I tried to bring revolved triangle into a few of my morning practises, realizing that I hadn't really done enough of it in the past year, all things considered. Then at my yoga class, Andy worked it into the evening's sequence. I couldn't help but observe that I absolutely suck at this pose. I had this same insight last year, and here it is, a year later, with only a modest improvement.
Earlier in the week I had a dream that doing bhramari (bee) breath would somehow directly help bees. Of course I rationally know it is not really feasible, but it was a very comforting dream, and I indulged myself and skipped my regular routine to just hum like a bee. A few days later I heard of the Florida beekeeper who lost 32 million of his bees, and it made me incredibly sad.
So, drown in a half-empty glass, or float in one that is half-full? Float in a half-empty glass or drown in one half-full?
And what does that have to do with yoga, anyway?