Dog Hair on the Yoga Mat

20150707_194244Dear Yoga Instructor,

You gently encouraged those of us in your class to pursue our “home practice.”

Certainly doing that could be expected to improve our asanas/positions, Or, in my case, make them less horrible.

Okay, maybe not every single one of them. Twists, leg stuff, stretching I don’t entirely suck at. One instructor was even movcd to say “you can sit” in a 20150707_194157laudatory tone. (All these years in front of a computer finally pay off!)

Something that requires strength, not so much. Anything that puts pressure on wrists that have typed too many words or a left knee that had a high-impact encounter with my air conditioner last year and I’m prone to whimpering.

Not exactly zen, I know.

So, yes, I have thought that home practice might help. I’ve even tried it. A few times.

20150707_194016The accompanying photos show my eye-view of what happens when I try. (And oh, yes, I do think she’s laughing at me in at least one of those pictures.)

Twisted roots with a collie standing over my head is the anti-zen. Breathing becomes harder when each inhale brings in tickling dog hair. Supported fish is not as relaxing when a long collie nose pokes are your side to see if you can be persuaded to play as long as you’re on the floor anyway.

20150707_193929So this is my excuse.

No, my dog did not eat my homework.

She does make a wreck of my home practice. It’s all that dog hair on the yoga mat.  Sometimes, with the dog attached.


Your no-home-practicing student

3 Responses to “Dog Hair on the Yoga Mat”
  1. Kathy says:

    Kalli doesn’t know what yoga or what zen is. She just wants to play.

  2. Patricia says:

    True, Kathy. …Though she’d also like to sit on me or otherwise use me as a pillow

  3. Robin Trull says:

    The dog is looking like smiling! I am sure is happy!

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