May. 21, 2008
Do you ever find yourself consistently doing an activity even though you're not very good at it? And no Jason, I don't mean talking or dating... No, I am talking specifically about yoga. I have to say that I've been doing it for about 5 years now and I'm not really all that much better than when I started. That really bothers me! Honestly, isn't the point of any sport, hobby, activity or even life itself, that you eventually get better at it and stop making mistakes? I know that riding my bike for example is much easier now than 7 years ago when I began mountain biking a little more hard core. I haven't fallen off for several months now. And wakeboarding: I used to look like such a dork! Now I only look like half a dork and I can shred the wake a little, holding on with one hand. But yoga - why must you elude me? I can do a downward dog beautifully. My tree is pretty cool, and I can even manage the eagle, albeit only on the left side. But all that "look into yourself and clear out all your thoughts and float with your breath" stuff? WTF mate? I try and shut this dumb brain off, but in about 7 seconds I'm already thinking about what I'm going to eat for breakfast or what Blue's doing or that I forgot to pay my credit card and I need to book my summer holiday and Dick Shredder's parent's were very nice I hope they liked me and I mustn't forget to water the plants tonight and that man next to me just farted I think. How can I open up my heart centre, relax my sith bones and feel my chakra when all that crap's going on? Plus my teacher's amazing and I think I might have a little non sexual crush on her.