Friday, September 28, 2012

Bendy, that's a state I want to know better

From Frozen Charlotte

To flexible Gumby
in a mere 67 years, give or take.  If we don't learn to bend, to own, to dive in, to go through (the only way out, by the way), we shatter or seize up.  Word of the day: limber.  If only.

11 comments:

Rubye Jack said...

This hits home with me since I totally need to loosen up, but I spent the morning at the doctor's and that always makes me tighten up. Like crazy. Going nowhere fast. :)

Kerry O'Gorman said...

use it or lose it, we say at yoga!

Marylinn Kelly said...

Rubye - A doctor visit does the same to me. If Medicare could envision following up with a nice massage...sometimes it feels like I've just arrived from somewhere very different and far away and I am hopelessly confused about how things are done here. Some assimilation tips for the truly alien might help with the loosening up, one can hope. xo

Marylinn Kelly said...

Kerry - I truly get that. When the frozen gears don't want to be used, that's the pickle. How, where to begin. I guess anywhere is the answer. xo

grrl + dog said...



ha ha ha..so you taking up gumby yoga??

Marylinn Kelly said...

Denise - Gumby Yoga, you've invented a new form. Sigh. I wish. My thoughts when posting this were more toward becoming less stiff or resistant or sealed in amber or something that stands in the way of a more spontaneous, joyful approach to living. But REAL yoga would be a logical step in that direction. Now to find how the orthopedically challenged can do it. xo

Antares Cryptos said...

You call it bendy, I have learned to paradigm shift. The hard way.
This is not the world we grew up in, one must adapt.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Antares - There is much work to be done, certainly in my house, on releasing old beliefs; yes, a paradigm shift, sometimes no remnant of what was has any bearing on the present. Even without the huge groundswells, I find life to be an adaptive process, an opportunity for creative problem solving though at times I can't help but wish it were easier. Ah, it is what it is. xo

RachelVB said...

I need to do years and years of yoga. I've never been very flexible, was always the girl in PE class who couldn't do the sit and reach, but could do an insane amount of pull ups for a girl. xo

Marylinn Kelly said...

Rachel - The contradiction between a mind learning to unclutch and a body that has a range of motion similar to someone in a full body cast presents questions, puzzles. Even with years of ballet, I was a pretty sad case in some gym trials. An insane amount of pull-ups? I'd put that in my resume. You never know. xo

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Honestly I never looked at this side of things. Flexing!