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so stressed out and passive-aggressive?
If only I was wearing my old chinos. One can only dream."
There's a lot of claims it's tapping into ancient/mystical ideas but a of it is thoroughy modern bullshit with little historical precedent.
Plus you have to remember the argument "it's been being done for hundreds of years" is the single worst justification of anything ever. Unless you like the idea of burning witches, for example.
Before I started doing yoga I was really stressed and used to get wound up about simple things and lose my temper easily. Nowadays I'm relaxed and calm and never get wound up
Now fuck the fuck off and stop fucking posting if you're gonna slag things off you know nothing about. Fucking idiot.
but you lost it a little towards the end.
that follows them everywhere they go.
tossers. Do some real sport.
It is also about 3000 years old.
I am aggressive by nature and I work in a macho aggressive environment, and i shudder to think quite how intolerable I'd be without my daily yoga. (or twice daily today- going to bikram in a minute to get sweaty and have an orgasm).
Designed to make you bend over backwards, whilst panting and sweating. Lovely!
it's an interesting mental trap,
You get sold a spiritual ideal, a new idea for "WHO YOU ARE" and you try and conform your neurology and patterns of behaviour to this new ideal, which emphasises oneness and peace as being THE way to live your life.
A lot of spiritual mindsets eschew confrontation as being something to avoid, as if anger is a lower form of behaviour.
so, people deny their felt emotions and have to learn new strategies to get what they want... so you get a new set of behaviours emerging to try and obtain the same outcomes.
Hence the emergence of passive aggressive behaviours since often, being direct with people gets ruled out as an option.
Since emotions being truly felt go unexpressed, people get stressed.
it's an interesting way to contort yourself.
Well, that's My take on it..
Yoga is cool though. a bit boring, but there is something to it.
And we were stretching and this man farted very close to my face.
I laughed so hard I was ordered to leave the room.
That's not a very hippy/ new-age attitude to have is it?
I read a book called the Power of Now and stuff, about how the past is toxicating and that you should ALWAYS live in the present.
Fucking hard iving constantly in the now. I 'd rather live in the minute or something.
is the biggest load of shite I've ever read.
It's basically just
Do Be Happy
Don't Be Sad
Thankyou Baked Potato
I've never understood that, and as far as I'm aware the internet hasn't been invented yet so I have no way of finding out.
Passive aggressive is a contradiction in terms though, isn't it? I can't be aggressive whilst I'm sat being passive, can I? Or even if I was, it would be the least aggressive form of aggressiveness ever seen.
*takes a sip of chamomile tea*
"Go fuck yourself"
*lights joss stick, pets kitten*
Things like copying in someone's boss whilst "politely" reminding them they've been breaking work rules or being deliberately difficult or obstructive - things like that.
his daughter was amazing but he was a fucking douchebag.
im a very chilled person
Obviously people "do" yoga for all kinds of reasons, but many of those taking it up later in life in the western world will be doing so because they're stressed and dissatisfied. "Looking for something more" or somesuch. Whilst Yoga may or may not particularly help them, it certainly won't instantly relax/satisfy them.
so i guess yoga is just a form of low impact exercising (that people with creaky old bones can do) which would explain why it seems to be targeted at middle aged suits. all the benefits of exercise minus the heart attack from running around in sub zero temps.
you chair bound indie whisps to do a full session of yoga, i've done heavy weights and running for years and yoga works me into a good sweat, once you start getting advanced positions into your routine its very challenging, especially if you have a weak core which most of you soft bellies no doubt will have
If you do some of the pansy breathy stuff like Kundalina then probably not. If you do Ashtanga or Bikram, then yes you will be a puddle of sweat.