Friday, June 29, 2007

Friday Confessional: Savasana

I’ve become a raging yoga fanatic. For years, I’ve rolled my eyes and thrown rocks at people that have extolled the benefits of yoga to me. Now I’ve somehow become the douchebag toting around the sticky mat and spouting Sanskrit like a goddamned hippie. Last night I spent five minutes in vrischika-asana. Now my neck hurts.


Speaking of Sanskrit, one such word I love to say is “Savasana,” which means corpse. At the end of our practice, we lie on our backs, palms up, motionless, like a corpse. Supposedly you meditate during this time. Instead I pretend to be dead. After many nights pretending to be dead, I’ve decided that I want to die outside, in the rain, during a summer thunderstorm. Nothing crazy, no tornados, just a strong shower with healthy thunder. Preferably with a light towel over my face. No rocks underneath either. Please don’t tell my yogi, she’ll make me do breath of fire until I pass out.

13 comments:

blythe said...

now you've become the douchebag? hmm. mighth have been before.

let's start our own bikram studio when you get back!!!

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Damn, Blythe, you stole my comment!

I used to do yoga. Now I just eat donuts.

And poop my pants.

blythe said...

cherry, you want to start a bikram yoga studio too? i know i liked you.

michael5000 said...

Love doing the corpse. I want to find a yoga studio where it's all just the corpse.

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Of course you like me, Blythe. Everyone does.

Mr. Shain said...

ok, if you two are going to have comment sex, let's take it somewhere else. this is a family blog.

The [Cherry] Ride said...

Yeah, a family blog with photos of half-naked men in speedos and links to leather fetish sites and penises.

Mr. Shain said...

i meant a "family" blog.

Annie said...

what is it with You People and yoga?

The Yellow Dart said...

You do realize that you've become a WeHo cliche, right?

Jess said...

I think you can do yoga and not be a douchebag. I mean, I do yoga and I'm not *that* much of a douchebag.

Sometimes I almost fall asleep in savasana. Sleeping is like meditating, right?

Mr. Shain said...

::michael5000:: we all love the corpse. there's a nude bikram yoga studio in LA... a room full of wet naked bodies all doing savasana is hot.

::cherry:: we all know the only reason you read this blog is for the half naked men, speedos, leather fetish sites, and pictures of penises. rather, at least we all know it now.

::annie:: i enjoy your use of capitalization. We People do yoga because it's awesome, like the iphone and food with trans fats. mmm... trans fats.

::yellow:: uhm, if by stereotype you mean rich, attractive, successful, smart, hot, and addicted to meth, then yes, i'm a stereotype.

::jess:: you don't HAVE to be a douche to do yoga, but i just happen to be douchey about doing yoga. see the difference? i blog about yoga, i'm that guy.

::blythe:: (preemtive) your comments don't suck, they're just not funny. also, you're totally right. i don't know how i missed that, but it explains a lot about cherry ride.

blythe said...

told you. never doubt me. i'm confused as to why you haven't learned this yet.