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This is a practice by which one gives in, in a controlled way, to the
tantrumic impulse that enters us all during the terrible twos and, for
some of us, never leaves. I spend a lot of time, a lot, going
unproductively back and forth between the two thoughts, "I want it,"
and, "I can't have it."
In fact I would argue that all of our complex
behavior might be binary and could be broken down to these two
impulses. Why not make friends with them by trying to express
them fully and in a ballenced way.
This yogic practice starts with everyone thinking of something that
they want but can't have, and having a tantrum about it, rocking
their bodies back and forth between the two extremes of wanting
and not being able to have. And then slowly the subjects will bring
the behavior under control until it is a measured vibration in the
body, a harmonic that allows the body to extend itself to its limits in
consuming energy but also to avoid exhaustion and injury. So this
might look like people shaking all over, or like that guy in the
Michael Jackson video Beat It who is shaking from head to toe.
I guess you could also use it for sexuality.
Certainly not as torturous as this
Maniacs [blissmiss, Apr 30 2014]
||Being a HUGE yoga fan, I think this is better than the
Bikram Yoga class that I unknowingly ventured into
once. Talk about torture. Whoa.
||+ Instead of ommmmm we could chant *waaahhhh*.
||// Talk about torture. Whoa.//
||I note that one of the 26 postures in Bikram yoga is
called the "wind-removing pose" so, yes, in a
confined space I imagine it would be torturous.
||I quite like this one. My toddler doesn't know what
to think though.