cadbury crunchie, susananda

we have a houseguest from london whose mummy rang a few days ago and asked such an innocent question, "what do you want from here, anything, really tell me?" i had just been reading susananda's post about her workplace handing out chocolate bars, and so i said, "alright then, some cadbury" no sooner did our visitor arrive than i got a bag with seven(7) cadbury crunchie bars. "milk chocolate with golden honeycombed centre!" best thing i've ever eaten, and i just ate the seventh! i felt they were also preparing me for, and protecting me from the seven headstands, should i ever progress that far. i wonder how practice tomorrow morning will feel?

26 comments:

boodiba said...

Why's everyone so worried about those silly headstands? They are not bad at all.

I hope you had a good practice. Maybe I'll have chocolate after. Since I don't cook & food is so expensive I try to get by on one meal a day plus a snack. A big chocolate bar is good. Lots of calories and some fat. Also magnesium I believe.

eeyore said...

magnesium! that will help with those evil headstands!! i'll need some adamantium, too, like wolverine. roarr!

(0v0) said...

Chocolate is very important.

Not vegan.

I didn't know it could inoculate you to headstands!

I am having 3 pieces now. The Editor gave them for me. Hopefully they will ward of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit. Or Siva, Brahma, Visnu. Or third series.

ld said...

i worry about the headstands! i still don't feel totally comfortable in regular headstand. i've been doing it fine for years, but not comfortably. i'm with you, eeyore.

eeyore said...

owl, chocolate used to be my friend until i ate half the world supply yesterday, but i trust the editor; ward those puppies off!

ld, i think tim miller was serious when he told me my humeri(?)were too short for my neck and it was making it all difficult. do you get that feeling, i mean neck compression? or is it something else? can you do it with no weight at all on your head?

eeyore said...

also, from david coulter's yoga anatomy book, "Many classical texts affirm this, hinting not only that orgasm and frequent headstands do not mix well, but that doing the headstand for long periods of time helps to maintain celibacy...' 'And finally, yet another elderly hatha yogi from india had a brilliant answer to my question. He said you can do the headstand for any length of time-three hours, six hours, and that you can even sleep in the posture-but he added cagily that there should never be the slightest discomfort."

annabella said...

I want to be happy in the headstands one day. Boo, they're easy for YOU but they won't be easy for me. We have different strengths.

Chocolate is the answer! Good quality milk chocolate.

Cadbury's! Roar! Magnesium, meorrrr. Yum. Basset and shiba worthy. Sheltie-worthy too.

(0v0) said...

(arf!)

boodiba said...

Anna, I think you will find that the headstands are not hard for you either. You are much stronger than you think you are.

Meep!

ld said...

not so much neck compression. more that there is too much weight on my head. i've been lazy for too long in headstand and really need to work on more strength so i can take weight off my head.

eeyore said...

ld, i want to do the same thing and get "lighter" in my head.

boodiba said...

Ooh! Clasp hands tightly & pick up head! Stare in direction of toes (as in through body).

That might be vague... Will explain more later.

eeyore said...

thanks, it does work that way.

cranky housefrau said...

i can't say a thing about the seven deadlies,as for british chocolate, ask mummy for quality street and lion bar. that's some yum.

eeyore said...

MORE chocolate?? ok, tova, you know best:)

susananda said...

Omg I've made headlines!

Personally, for chocolate, I prefer the continental stuff (begian, swiss..) or ferraro rocher. These, alas, are not distributed at work.

Eeyore - if you bend forward at the waist and put the crown of your head lightly touching the wall. And your forearms, in headstand position, against the wall. Are you able to push the wall away so your head doesn't touch it? A space has to be created above the shoulders. I mean, is your head really that long???

Seven headstands = fun, and will really improve your headstand in closing.

susananda said...

Oh, and as for the classical texts - orgasms in headstand are not recommended, but once you come down you can have as many as you want :)

eeyore said...

oooh, susananda, what a cool trick! i'll try it shortly and let you know later today. i am a donkey, though, so my proportions are a little different; and you've cleared up the confusing orgasm thing!

susananda said...

Yeah, when I was having orgasms in headstand it was really messing with my pranas ;)

joy suzanne said...

hahahahaha

alfia said...

Oh, Susan, you are too funny! :D

eeyore said...

i tried it and it works, not the orgasm part, the head to the wall part!

eeyore said...

if it did that to your pranas what did it do to your gunas and lululemons?

susananda said...

Heehee.. nothing comes between me and my lulus...

E, glad the headstand part works. We'll have to work on the other part another time :)

lololol...

eeyore said...

sirshasana could become my favorite pose!

chitta vritti said...

sirsasana IS my favorite pose! and chocolate IS my favorite treat, dark and rich, than you.

Susananda, i tried your trick too. very enlightening! made my shoulder problem obvious. did you mean it as a way to find out if the head is to long ;-) or as a way of working on creating that space above the shoulders?

oh, and about the benefits of headstands, someone asked my first yoga teacher what they are good for. he answered that the entrails get to relax when they hang upside-down :) he was a quite funny teacher. i think he must have been a lot upside-down!