Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Professionally Bendy!

Many congratulations to jak, who is has officially been hired by Tranquil Space Bethesda as a substitute teacher!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


they claim it is loyal, patient, and easily trained. will clean up after itself (and us).

(my mom is great!)
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Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Learning to accept help

An important feature of yoga at the studio jak and I go to is "assists" by the teacher. The teacher moves around the room while the class is in progress, gently pushing, pulling or just guiding as needed to help the students with their poses.

For a long time, I hated it when this happened. I was convinced it meant that I was doing the pose wrong, and mostly served to make me feel like I wasn't any good at whatever pose I was working on. In my mind there was a right way to do the pose and a wrong way to do the pose, and if the teacher had to come over to me to fix me then there wasn't much question as to which way I was doing it.

Looking back now, I just have to shake my head and laugh at myself.

zen habits - may challenge

idea talked about here, which i got from steegness (good luck, by the way).

the habit i want to start is practicing spanish every day. evenings, after dinner (7 ish or 9 ish depending on if it's a yoga/hiking day or not).

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

may asana

the may asana of the month is marichyasana. for a change it's a seated pose that requires more flexibility (and patience) than balance or strength.

Linderman was wrong

The future turns out not to be such a nice place.

(If this post makes no sense to you, it is because you have not been watching Heroes. Shame.)