Monday’s Yoga (8/16/10)
I am really stressed about my job right now. At a time like this, yoga is more important than ever, so I’m doing it like my life depends on it. During yoga, one is supposed to focus on the breath and the movements. Yoga is a way of letting the brain rest while the body relaxes itself. Unfortunately, my brain has other ideas about what to do during yoga. For example, why stop worrying just because you’re doing yoga? You can worry and stretch! And don’t pay any attention to that breathing thing—that’s just a scam that should be ignored so you don’t forget what you are worrying about.
On Monday night, I clicked over to my favorite Dave Farmar work-out and attempted to downward-dog my way to calmness. But I just couldn’t get into the feeling of yoga! I had the attention span of a moth, and my breathing kept speeding up, so I never really found the calm yoga groove I was seeking. It was frustrating, but I figure that crappy yoga is better than no yoga. It was worth a try.