Respect and yoga
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Looking around for things to do with my daughter I found out there were a free yoga class in the town. We were going there to put up posters for the theatre so we adjusted the time and arrived at the yoga place 20 minutes before it would start... a big room three ladies who chatted with eachother, nobody to greet us, we took a mat and found a place. Lots of more ladies arrived, I think we were about 25 women and two men in that class - kudos to the men who dared coming... and kudos to me because it was rather awful.
I am so fat that I can´t do indian sitting - I have to sit with my legs stretched out in front of me and since I have all this fat on my front it is also hard to sit in an upright position without support - an angle of 90 is hard when you have a big cushion of fat in the fold... I also have a hard time both to get to the floor not to speak about getting up... I gritted my teeth and endured and thought of what a great example I set for my daughter, participating although I am not as good as anybody else present....It shocked me a bit to find out how stiff I am in my arms, have to work that a little...
I think I will go again, they have a free class every tuesday in july and if I go these four times I might find out if it is something I want to do as an activity this autumn... I don´t think daughter will accompany me more times though, she found it utterly boring. I am looking for something that she finds interesting enough but still helps her to relax, she is very restless.
The other subject for today - respect. I read in one of my forums that if you can´t love yourself you might at least respect yourself - and it struck a chord. If I met myself I would probalby like me although I would find me a piece of work, a little too much...but still fun and more interesting than those who hides everything. But I would definitelyrespect me - for trying so much, for the willingness to be vulnerable and try new situations, for the kindness I show others, for the efforts I make...
And respect is great, it is the foundation for a loving relation.
So I am okay with self respect.
Oh - food picture!
"Jambalaya! = chorizo sausage, shrimps, onion, rice, bell pepper