Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I watched the Shawshank Redemption about five times on TV because it was a good story of hope and courage and was constantly being played on TV, before I saw the metaphor for my yoga practice. I love the Morgan Freeman narration in the escape scene, about geology is the study of pressure and time, that's all it takes pressure and time. That sounded familiar because my yoga practice too straighten my spine is also a study of pressure and time. Having any sort of physical limitation is like being in prison in your own body. Bikram yoga is that rock hammer, Everyday I do Bikram's yoga, I am chipping away at my escape tunnel, some people like me are in hard granite cells and have to do years of hard labor chipping away everyday, and others are in bamboo cages that open easily and have absolutely no idea what it's like to be stuck in the granite.