Thursday, August 13, 2009

i'm back.


i always think about what i'm going to have for dinner during savasanna. i can't seem to meditate. i try going to my "special meditation place" which is a frozen lake covered in snow with big pine trees all around. nice, right? then madonna whooshes in all shambala'ed and shit like in the Frozen video. and from there it just gets worse. i consider mehndi, earrings that connect to noserings with little chains. dead can dance. and then the worst happens. i remember a tragic little trend from the early nineties. gregorian chants in pop music. the end.

um...what's your special meditation place?

8 comments:

LPC said...

god you are the neatest person

17 beats. said...

dead can dance are pretty great. glad your home. come some time, mkay?

Anonymous said...

Truly enjoy reading your blog, such witty and slightly tormented observations. Absolutely love it. Your amazing and very active imagination makes savasana even more important for you, as I am sure quiet moments of peace are rare and fleeting. I am a yoga teacher and I always guide my students through first really finding the luxury in the pose. Let your arms and your legs fall out wide enough to allow for your palms to face up without effort and your feet to fall toes out and heels in. Then take a few more deep breaths and open the mouth on each exhale, release ujjayi breath. From there, simply keep your focus on your unregulated breath. Every time a thought arises, such as for you maybe people in full custom playing chess or the fact that a rhino's horn is made of hair, just acknowledge and turn the focus back to the breath. Moments of true surrender are brief, but eventually they will be offered up more often and for longer periods. Don't fight for them, just allow for them.

dana said...

hi! i have been following your blog for a couple of months now...awaiting images of your new space! :) you are freaking hilarious! i more than often go to a place of food during savasana...tables of pastries! i will be in ny next month and am hoping to come by. ox-dana

Miz.November said...

Honestly, I haven't made it past focusing on my breath. If I veer off from that I get lost every time.

amy helfand said...

at least you make it to yoga.

josh said...

agree with miz nov. count breaths 1 to 10 on the exhale, after 10 start at 1. if you lose track or go past 10, just start at 1.

Jack said...

I just love that picture..its so awesome...great to visit your blog..

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