Monday, June 11, 2007

Sumo-Contortionist


Remember when I mentioned a few months ago that I'd been informed by my spiritual advisor that discipline was one of my major weaknesses?

And I agreed. And I decided to use yoga as a method of developing discipline.

It's been a month. Morning for 15 minutes and evenings for 15 minutes.

At first, I really liked it. I like the graceful movement of it. As I graduated from level one to level one point five, it began to get harder. And harder. And harder.

Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that muscles exist in some of these places. Such pain, I've never known! My back feels like someone has been punching me. My rear end feels like I've been sitting on broken glass. My muscles burn.

And, yes, I know it's good for me... but...

Ajahn S got a snarky email from me recently: You should get your scrawny Thai ass over here and try to do this!
To which he replied: Hmmmmm. Mhmmmm.

One day, when I see him again, he will regret that "mhmmmm".

Smart ass! :)


Peace,

~Chani

14 comments:

flutter said...

LMAO! oh I love it.

Christine said...

Ok, that little lemur picture is too much! Just thinking about yoga hurts! LOL

QT said...

Chani - you have been making so much progress on your "self-improvement projects" - don't beat yourself up!

slouching mom said...

You've just shattered the stereotype I held about yoga being ever so serene and gentle! ;)

Mary said...

LOL - laughing at slouching mom's comment.

Keep with it, Chani! It's good to get reacquainted with your muscles.

jen said...

those pictures are hilarious. and so is this post.

good for you for sticking it out.

Pam said...

I love yoga humor. It looks soooooo much easier than it is. But it's good and I'm glad you didn't quuit.

meno said...

At the gym i frequent, they offer a free yoga class. Now i'm afraid to go. :)

KC said...

Love the pictures. Good for you. I need some discipline too- mine is fading away fast.

Sober Briquette said...

Too funny. Keep it up (she says from her comfy chair).

Lee said...

It's been way too long since I've been to the gym. Thank goodness someone's working out!

Cecilieaux said...

Um ... off topic, but could you make your text a brighter color? It strains my eyes. If not, Oh, well ...

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Hmmmmm. Mhmmmm.

crazymumma said...

Ah yes....those muscles you did not know you had. But what a gift you are giving your body.....