Too Pooped to Practice? Try vitamin B-One

By: Yogacharya

I know you’ve felt what I’m feeling right now. I’ve been sitting in front of my computer all day, my neck is aching, my back is sore, and my eyes are so strained that I probably wouldn’t see a giant flying potato coming right at me!

I really need to do some yoga … but I’m exhausted!

I know what would happen if I rolled out the mat right now and tried to do a few light exercises.  My body would simply let go. Before I know it, I’d be out cold in shavasana.

So when I’m feeling like this, do you know what I do?  I pop a little “be one” pill.  Yep, I shut down my virtual world and head out into the land of the living with no other objective except to be nice.  If I see an old man crossing the street, I play boyscout. I open the door for the lady who has her arms full of groceries and a crying baby in tow.  I smile and say hello to total strangers, and then stop to smell some roses.  I buy an icecream and look so happy about it that the teenager serving me from behind the counter cracks a big wide grin herself!

With all that, I’m reminding myself that there is “NO SELF” … and going about the normal activities of the day as if I were simply an invisible angel on the shoulder of every man woman and child I stumble across during my brief my travels … I’m remember to BE ONE.

… and you know what?

After that, I really feel like I did some good yoga today! :O)


Yogacharya is Director of International Yogalayam and Editor of “The Yoga News

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2 Comments so far

  1. Rebecca Pacheco on September 12th, 2009

    Love it! Bravo! I thought this was going to be a recommendation to take Vitamin B- which isn’t a bad idea either- but your direction was much better. Thank you! Om shanti.

  2. robyn on September 17th, 2009

    This is very good instruction for yoga practice. When your practice flows into everyday life like that…and you share the experience with a complete stranger..That is beauty. :) Living yoga is wonderful.