Day 80, hamstrings are yielding

If something is happening several days in a row, it can be a trend and most of all it can be so.

My hamstrings, the tight, resistent, stubborn suckers have finally yielded a bit. I am more stubborn, they never had a chance anyway.

I think it was one of Emmy’s advice that have helped, when stretching the hamstrings you can’t put weight on them because then they will be confused.

DancingJ have written a lot about the dialogue lately. That has moved a lot in my head about the dialogue as well. There are a lot of things I love about the dialogue, but there are things I don’t like.

Many years ago I worked with an autistic child and when telling her what to do and what to not do it became a mind challenge for me. She never catched the don’t. Like in “Don’t walk in the water-puddle.” In her ears it became “Walk water-puddle.” Instead I had so say something like “Walk on dry ground”.

In the dialogue there are lots and lots of this kind of things.
Second part of awkward
Teacher says: “Don’t blink your eyes, you might loose the balance.”
Me: Blink my eyes and loose balance.
In Stadning Bow
Teacher: “If you fall out, come in again.”
Me: Falling out, and coming in again.
In Balancing Stick
Teacher: “Not a broken umbrella”
Me: Body curls up a bit

There are several of this kind of things in the dialogue and in class I try to listen and follow what is said and then I think it is not so good to have this kind of things in the dialogue. When teachers rephrase this kind of sayings to the class seems to be more precise.

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About ahappyyogi

A yogini with a great interest in sailing.
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8 Responses to Day 80, hamstrings are yielding

  1. thedancingj says:

    You know, I have to agree – when I practice, that line in standing bow is the only part of the dialogue that I don’t like! I used to lose the balance EVERY time I heard someone say “if you’re losing the balance…” 😛

  2. Johan says:

    Too true, the brain is not really geared up for negative thinking. It why things like “don’t think about X” never works. I bet working with that child in the past helps a million at work every day now? Remember what Bikram said about babysitting.

    Great news about the hamstring.

  3. That’s funny because for a looong time I would always fall out in standing bow when that line about getting back in if you fall out would come. LOL

    • ahappyyogi says:

      It’s almost that it implies that one should fall out just to be able to get the chance to get in again.

  4. catherine says:

    I *always* blink my eyes right then. I can’t help it.

    • ahappyyogi says:

      In English it is semi not ok, but in Swedish we speak the other way around, blink not. And coming to the not I’ve already blinked.

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