Sunday, February 04, 2007

Yoga + Peanut Butter = Bliss

Hatha yoga isn't just a physically-beneficial exercise; as I've always maintained, it's also a mentally and spiritually calming one, as well.

And there are no diets involved, so I've lately been indulging in a perennial love: peanut butter! When I mention this to Europeans, they seldom are enthusiastic; teacher F had asked us after class to show him "Filipino passion," and my friend S listed shopping and eating, then I turned to F, grinned and said, "I have a passion for peanut butter." And he gave me the oddest look, hahahahah!!! Thinking about it still gives me a smile ;)

There are two kinds: creamy and chunky. I personally prefer chunky. Polls have shown that folks from the East Coast prefer creamy, while those from the West prefer chunky. Also, women and children prefer creamy, while men generally prefer chunky. PLUS! It doesn't necessarily follow that chunky peanut butter is peanut butter ground less; there are actually more peanuts thrown in! See for yourself.

I just had peanut butter, on a banana. Potassium, tryptophan and protein: the best combination. But man, am I stuffed. I think I'll stop now, and practice Dandayamana Janushirasana later as I told teacher F I'd do, whoops, plus Dandayamana Bibhaktapada Paschimottanasana because my hamstrings are tight and I was told I hyperextend.

As the Nike slogan goes, "Just do it." And indeed, as teacher F tells us always, "Don't try; just do it!" similar to what Yoda told young Luke: "Do or do not. There is no try." Indeed.

Now for some inspiration, by Ida Ripley.

1 comment:

kashmee16 said...

I too am a yogini, vegan and LOVE crunchy peanut butter! I eat it by the spoonful, on bananas with blueberries and honey OMG. Glad to see there are kindred spirits out there with similar interests! Visit my space
Have a great day!