Monday, June 26, 2006

A confession

I love my Tweezerman callous shaver. Too much, I think. I have little cuts all around the perimeter of my heels from overzealous callous-shaving. I am sporting about four bandaids on each foot.

And yet, I find myself unable to stop. It is indescribably satisfying to see literally years and years of dead skin peeling away, like snake skin. I feel as if I have lost a shoe size. The color of my feet is even different now (not counting the blood and scabs), having gone from a dull yellowish to a pretty pinkish color - the color of live skin! I had no idea I was carrying around all that dead skin.

But I really need to lay off until the little cuts heal. It's going to be difficult.

My pal in the Canary Islands believes that I may have a problem here. That's probably because as we were chatting today, I disappeared for a significant period of time to tend to my wounds. Even as I continued my callous-shaving. But it's not a problem. Because I can stop anytime I want.

I can! See? I'm not callous-shaving now! And see? Not callous-shaving now either!

Yoga makes for some pretty damn calloused feet. But I'm cool. I'm still typing. Not shaving my callouses....NOT. SHAVING. MY. CALLOUSES.

YC

10 comments:

samasthiti said...

EEeeyyyeewwww...

Anonymous said...

You may have inherited this. I have been known to have the same compulsion.

Anonymous said...

I am obsessed with cuticle pens, I have them everywhere and constantly put oil on my cuticles. We all got something.
Kiran

Sergio said...

Hope you're not doing it right now.
You aren't, are you?
DON'T!

vivage said...

Thats one way to get your heels off the ground in Kurmasana!

Jody said...

whitney does crak you shave your callous'. see everybody DOES have something!

yoga chickie said...

I am pretty sure that Whitney thinks "crack is whack" and that if she were going to use drugs, not that she would (!), it would be the real deal - somethin' pricey like actual cocaine!

Sara said...

Oh my gosh, callouses are bad? I thought they were a badge of honor! hehe My feet are so thick I barely need shoes. Kind of embarrassing in class, but I divert attention with wild toenail colors.

Michele said...

Eeeee! Don't go too far with the shaver! Get a pumice stone thingy of some sort ( I have a soft one like they do at the manicurist's) and use it each time I jump in the shower. Usually I put in the plug so I can soak my feet while washing everything else, then I scrub. Works great and even the manicurist's doesn't need to shave anymore.

Michele said...

Eeeee! Don't go too far with the shaver! Get a pumice stone thingy of some sort ( I have a soft one like they do at the manicurist's) and use it each time I jump in the shower. Usually I put in the plug so I can soak my feet while washing everything else, then I scrub. Works great and even the manicurist's doesn't need to shave anymore.

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