Update

This is a really fast update between meetings —

I just received mail from Tekno books, letting me know that Sony Reader wants to buy the electronic rights to one of my stories. (The story “Obsessions” in the collection, “In the Shadow of the Wall.”)

Other big news — we had a substitute yoga teacher for yoga last night. Normally this wouldn’t be news, and until this morning, all I would have done is bitch about how she went too fast, wasn’t careful enough, didn’t have flow, etc. We stretched a lot, did some rather intense stretches actually, but really, it wasn’t anywhere near as good as my regular yoga class (which I love.)

However, this morning, MY HIP DIDN’T HURT. And it’s been remarkably pain free all day.

I am going to have to keep stretched out like this. Even if it takes 30 minutes a day. Because no pain is a remarkable thing.

Meeting has started — bye!

Comments (10)

  1. Pain is a great teacher, isn’t it? My yoga practice is a combination of flow (as in, power vinyasa) and contemplative. The mixture seems to work really, really well. Doesn’t mean I don’t get pains, though–and injuries. No answers.

    • Pain is a great teacher. I’d been in pain for so long I’d kind of forgotten that I could be out of it. I’d been contemplating going to a hip specialist or something. Now I know — stretch out more.

      And I love my yoga class. My teacher is right for me. We don’t really do flow so much as approach a pose with whatever lesson is associated with that class (like ease and stability, or softness, or alignment, or something like that.) Then we slowly move into the pose, and hold it, trying to live in the moment, finding different qualities in the pose. It isn’t for everyone, but it’s the kind of yoga I love the best. Not every week, but at least 90% of the time, the lesson of the week is *exactly* what I need to hear or think about and apply to my life at that moment. It’s been amazing. As well as so, so very good for me.

      I wish you the best in your practice as well!

  2. Pain is a great teacher, isn’t it? My yoga practice is a combination of flow (as in, power vinyasa) and contemplative. The mixture seems to work really, really well. Doesn’t mean I don’t get pains, though–and injuries. No answers.

    • Pain is a great teacher. I’d been in pain for so long I’d kind of forgotten that I could be out of it. I’d been contemplating going to a hip specialist or something. Now I know — stretch out more.

      And I love my yoga class. My teacher is right for me. We don’t really do flow so much as approach a pose with whatever lesson is associated with that class (like ease and stability, or softness, or alignment, or something like that.) Then we slowly move into the pose, and hold it, trying to live in the moment, finding different qualities in the pose. It isn’t for everyone, but it’s the kind of yoga I love the best. Not every week, but at least 90% of the time, the lesson of the week is *exactly* what I need to hear or think about and apply to my life at that moment. It’s been amazing. As well as so, so very good for me.

      I wish you the best in your practice as well!

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