Thursday, March 16, 2006

Unplugging...well mostly

My mind has been quite noisy as of late. Now I know I could blame it on the crap on the radio or all of the tangents my DSL takes me on, but I am a fully grown woman, completely capable of reaching out to push the “power off” button on may car stereo and step away from the highly distractable DSL for a couple of hours and walk over to a yoga class (always a good way for me to quiet my mind), I do after all have at least three yoga studio’s within walking distance of my apartment (Four if I am ambitious in my walking, but One is literally ACROSS THE STREET). So I have taken the first step. My car radio is off. I walked to my the library (my pre-dsl favorite haunting grounds), checked out several books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (already read, but I am a re-reader of favorites), Joseph Campbell and a book by William Carlos Williams, who I know so little about yet have always enjoyed his poetry. I also took the fifty or so yard trek to the yoga studio to obtain an updated schedule. I haven’t actually read the books yet, nor attended a yoga class, but already my mind feels quieter just thinking about doing those things. Unlike my plants, I am sure that my laptop, telephone, television or radio will not wilt and become lackluster, due to lack of attention and love.


Blogger Kristina Chew said...

I've been thinking (thinking) about yoga too---the hard part is getting myself into a class on someone else's schedule. We shall see!

"No ideas but in things."

9:14 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

No yoga for me but C likes to get into the "upward facing dog" (or something like that) position and tap his foot on the ground at the same time. It is one stim I would *love* to see disappear and never return again...mostly because sometimes he actually does it on people. Sigh. His therapists call it the "Pelvic Thrust". I blogged about it one time. I even tried the position to see what all the fuss was about but it was extremely uncomfortable and just added to my bewilderment over why C would do such a thing multiple times a day. Some things we may never know...

12:29 PM  
Blogger Minka said...

The "100 years of solitude" guy? I tried to read that book and it almost killed me. What am I missing?
Yoga and reading are the two things that work for me as well!

12:34 PM  
Blogger Wade Rankin said...

"I haven’t actually read the books yet, nor attended a yoga class, but already my mind feels quieter just thinking about doing those things."

Ah yes, the Zen method of simplification. I use the same approach to getting in shape. I am certain that the act of paying helath-club dues will make the pounds fall off.

5:08 PM  
Blogger SquareGirl said...

Kristina, yes other people schedules can be hard to fit in to our own. I was able to do it before, so I am sure I can get myself to do it yet again.

Wendy, one of my little friends always does down dog all the time, which is, according to yoga teachers a very healing position. When I actually get to class (I am determined to do so), I will ask an instructor what the benefits of upward facing dog is.

Monika, both are wonderful solutions to a very busy mind. 100 Years of Solitude is one of my favorites, but I admit it is reaaaly hard to begin took me over four years during which I read the first three pages like 25 times.

Wade, I am quite certain I just burned off a bunch of calories and pounds by laughing very hard at your comment.

8:28 PM  

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