Tuesday, January 19, 2016

I try to do my yoga session every morning but sometimes I sleep in instead.  I’ve been having the funniest thing happen when I invert.  I do yoga in older daughter  Addi’s, old bedroom and her dresser is still in there loaded with sewing stuff.  The dresser pulls are so strange and when I am inverted they look similar to Umpaloompa heads and I find myself singing that goofy song in my head.

You know me, I get a brain worm of a song in my head and I drive myself nuts singing it over and over in my mind.  I know, I should be pithed or lobotomized. 

I try to quiet my mind when I sit Zazen.  This is a good explanation -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDJ_wbjBL6c  But clearing the mind of stray thoughts when you are singing the Umpaloompa song is not easy.  Back to counting and trying not to look at the drawer pull.  I’m just going to have to start facing away from the dresser.

I have a new picture in my yoga room.  Addi sent me a poster from Dartmouth College and I had it framed for myself for Christmas.  Do you like it?

To read more about me, my yoga and sitting Zazen go to http://woehema.blogspot.com/2015/02/yesterday-morning-while-doing-my-yoga-i.html


  1. OMG, that DOES look like an Umpaloompa! I'm glad you thought of that. Whenever I see brocade-esque shapes, my brain goes to the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper." That story disturbs the hell out of me. Of course, Umpaloompas are somewhat disturbing, too, but in a tolerably dignified, contemporary British way. That's Roald Dahl's genius for you.
    I love the poster, btw, very appropriate for yoga.

  2. And I realized just after I wrote this that my dining room hutch has the same goofy ass drawer pulls.