Wednesday, October 10, 2007

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.



samasthiti said...

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

samasthiti said...

It's good practice..

YC said...

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

karen said...

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

laksmi said...

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!

YC said...

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

karen said...

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.

YC said...

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.

(0v0) said...

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.

laksmi said...

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'. :)

The Mindbender said...

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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