Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Wake Up ! Mampi


I have been away from this mad mad blog world. Reason is Yoga. Yes, I have become one of those who would sit on their aasan in that ultimate yoga pose and chant OMMMM, and laugh pointlessly when the rest of the class does that, and clap like mad when the instructor tells them to clap. Right in the middle of the clapping session do I realise that I am such a fool and that if one of my students were to be brave enough to pass by this garden while I sit in the front row clapping my brain away, he would go and report in the class and they would all end up sniggering.
Going to yoga class at 5 .15 am since October has had its own advantage. I have suddenly found that over the years I have become stiff as a log of wood. And that I cannot do the SarvangAsan anymore. That of course hurts. By god, it is actually devastating. I mean I could never do a headstand but then SarvangAsan culminating in a Halasan was the best alternative for that. Add to that the fact that I cannot twist my arms at my back and in an attempt to sit in a Gomukh aasan, I tend to sway and finally fall like a broken statue. So I have found a way out. I pretend to sit in the Gomukh aasan and support myself with my hands while all the grey haired men and women around me perfect themselves in the art of twisting their bodies wonderfully and looking at me with a what-a-lazy-bum-she-has-been-till-she-came-here look.
So, day after day, I go to the Rose Garden to learn and enjoy yoga. To be able to reach the yoga class at 5 a.m., I got to get up at 4:30 a.m. Yes it IS an UNEARTHLY hour to wake up. But I have been braving the urge to have another 10 minutes of snooze. Not only that. So conscientious have I been in waking up early that you would be amazed at me. I myself have been.
The other morning, I woke up, suddenly panicked that I was late for my yoga class. Without switching the lights on, I looked at the wall clock opposite my bed (from the lights streaming in from outside). I rushed to the washroom and quickly bushed my teeth, freshened myself up and ran back to the room. Changed from the night dress and then loked at the cellphone to see the time. And boy, it was 2.30 a.m. Wow. What a big fool ! And without switching the lights off I fell like a chopped tree on the bed-laughing hysterically and alone, hit myself on the head and got into my blanket again. Then the alarm went off at 4:30 a.m. as usual and Mampi woke up pretending nothing had happened in the night.

Hota Hai, Hota Hai !

P.S. This post was written sometime in November 2008. Now that the conductor has taken some time off work, she thought of posting it.
P.P.S.- Happy New Year 2010. I would read blogs regularly and try to post regularly. No, it is not a New Year Resolution. It is just a resolution.

32 comments:

Devika said...

Interesting read Mampi, as always :)

Yoga....not my cup; i can walk, walk and walk...i am not patient enough with these asanas,

wishes,
devika

Ash said...

Welcome back Mampi ! A very happy new year to you..Yoga,.WoW..gr8 going..

Sneo said...

Nov 2008? You've already been doing this from 1 year and more? wow!!! way to go Mampi
happy new year!

hitchwriter said...

Happens to me a lot of times if we have cricket planned the next day !!!!! :P :P getting up early !!!!!

welcome back I say !!!!

ANAAM. JASWINDER ( 780 605 0911) said...

I am intuitively absorbed in the state of Samaadhi deep within. God alone knows this sweet pleasure.
SRI GURU ARJAN DEV JI

Kiran said...

welcome back!
wow! yoga at 5 am...very impressive =)
happy new year!

Manish Raj said...

Hey !! Good to see you back Mampi..

Actually I too did not write much but hope 2010 will be better.

Cheers
Manish

laddu said...

getting up so early is a torture....
i wonder how can one torture himself so much ....

Pinku said...

Aha!!! so u have surfaced...finally.

I thought u never will...

so this is what you have been upto ...attending yoga classes at midnight ( 4:30 is midnight for me)

Gosh woman get a life....i mean whats with all this yoga shoga business and giving us golmotols a guilt conscious??

Monika said...

welcome back ji welcome back

Liju Philip said...

Happy New Year. Hoping for more postings from you this year.

Happy YOGAing.

Mampi said...

Devika-I love to walk but yoga is somewhat better.

Ash-Happy new year to you too.

Sneo-Did I say 2008? No, I began in Oct 2009.

Hitchwriter-So I am not alone.

Anaam-I am not that lucky.

Kiran-Yes, I have tried to maintain the routine.

Manish-Yes, we need to write more often.

Laddu-Torture.. it is. But ab kaa krenge, karna toe hai.

Pinku-LOL. Guilt...??? Kaahe ka?? They say ke sardi aur sharam utni hi lagti hai jitni maan lo. Nahi maano toe nahi lagti.

Monika-Thanks.

Philip-I hope for that too.

Pinku said...

there now u have done it...I am feeling more of both saardi and sharam....

Rajindarjit said...

Good that you are back on the blog track. Yoga is the right way to adopt. Go on to make use of it.
Happy New Year - 2010 !
It looks healthy to see you on the blog world.
Keep it up!
Dhindsa

Sneo said...

wake up mampi!
you've been awarded

Pradip Biswas said...

Dear Mampi
I have also been away from blog world and now I see chances to come back. I have a solution to your wake up problem.
1. Before sleeping just like computer tell your mind to shut down.
2. Be in Shabasana and imagine lights are getting dimmer and think of moonlight.
3. Kepping the body relaxed imagine your feet and legs are very loose and blood is flowing upwards.
5. Do this to all your parts of the body.
6. Finally do this to your head. And doing this kepp on breathing and go on telling mind do this.
6. After some trial you shall fall into deep sleep and few hours of sleep shall be enough. You may find there is no yawning when you get up.
7. initially this may sound impossible. But believe your elder brother i,e me and with practice you shall be o.k with this.

soulsafar said...

Welcome back :) Good to have you back!

Oreen said...

can't think of waking up early...
may god bless you... :)

anamika said...

Hey, Mampi..ever since I started my new job which is 45 min away, this is exactly what I have been doing. waking up in the middle of the night, to see the clock that says 3.00 is a heavenly pleasure. If it says 5.15, I am sad. I wake up at 5.45 mostly to beat the traffic...ur post made me laugh. Keep it up!

Manasa said...

Welcome back mampi ji.. :)

I went to Yoda class for a month in Aug. Since the climate here was rainy n cold, caught cold n fever very often. Hence had to quit. :(

Great going!

dipali said...

Missed you! But came very late to this post. All the best with your yoga. I've not been able to sit cross legged for years- it would be really embarassing to go to a yoga class now:(

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Madamji, der se hi sahi lekin likkhe to! More piliss!

Mithe said...

wow! you really are a fan:)Tell about the yoga thing at teh airport na..:)

Anonymous said...

try zumba


hapi

Sidhusaaheb said...

One could get better with time, I presume. :)

sunshinesafar said...

Hi... its been so long since you posted! Please come back.. we miss you!!

mandira said...

good to have u back!!(i know im late in saying this!!)
u are one commited lady.. i like ur determination.. so wat if u wake up two hrs ahead of schedule! im desperately trying to wake up early these days.. around 5, n i hvnt managed it yet. :(

deepti said...

ji namashkar...
how have you been?

spiritinlife said...

Hi Manpreet, Long time since I heard from you. Yoga is great and your committment even greater!! Keep it up!!

oceanic mirages said...

hiiiiiii
hwsss uuuuuuu
hw rrrrrrrrrr uuuuuuuuuu

Mampi said...

Pinku-abey asar nahi dikhayee deta sharam ka

Mama-Thankoo

Sneo-Thanks for the award darling.

PradipDa-Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write it all for me. I am following this.

SoulSafar-It feels so good to be welcomed back.

Oreen-Mere jaise bann jaogey...jab God bless tumhe bhi karega...

anamika-That makes the two of us.

Manasa-Hota hai,

Dipali-I also woke up when I started to turn into stiff wood.

Sudipta-More will follow

Mithe-kis kis koe bataoo'n ...aise kaise main bataoo'n...

Hapi-Eh zumba zumba kee hai, eh zumba zumba..

SS-You are right, as always...

SunShineSafar- I didnt know you were reading me. GOod to be missed though.

Mandy-I need to mend my ways again. Again I m falling into the rut of sleeping late and waking up late. Thanks for giving me the jolt in the form of this compliment.

Deepti-Ji Namashkar, I been good.

SpiritInLife-Thank you so much for coming over. I am always awed by you, your blog and your talent. Keep me in your thoughts always.

OcMi-Thank uuuu for coming overrrrr. Love you Girrrrrlll.

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