Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Trying to find the joke in it all



Last week I was snubbed by my yoga teacher when she was whisked away in the middle of our brief conversation by Russell Brand. Yes, that Russell Brand. She turned away from me and toward him and walked away, one arm on his tattooed forearm. I wrestled with feeling humiliated and then wondered if there was a message there for my ego. I wrestled with feelings of repulsion -- both for Russell's harem pants, leg warmers, Buddha beads and top-knot and for my yoga teacher's seeming worship of his celebrity -- and then wondered if there was a message there for my ego. Today, at the end of class and after a series of brutal breathing postures, we were instructed to stand up and do a warrior (or was it archer) pose. When I planted my right foot back and twisted my hips, planting my left foot forward, I pulled my right arm back and held my bow taut. I looked up and over the platform where the teacher sat, her white turbaned head looking straight forward (I was to her right) and realized that Russell Brand, his eyes closed, was directly in my sights. If I'd wanted to, I could have let that arrow fly and it would have landed right between his eyes.

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  1. Dear god. What a bizarre world you live in. Do you suppose he realized you were fucking with his aura?

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    1. I have no idea, but that made me laugh out loud!

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  2. Sounds like a harmless gift of catharsis from the universe; I wonder if there is a message to RBrand's ego in it?
    For some reason I can hear the chorus of "Mama Said There'd be Days Like This" playing in my head.

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    1. "I met a little boy named Billy Joe and I almost lost my mind"

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  3. I have had those moments, but not with celebs.
    I am just happy that you are doing yoga.
    This post made me laugh out loud!

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  4. Ha. That teacher had to give Mr. Brand all the attention, because he is batshit crazy. Your ego, thank goodness, can take far more. Funny post.

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    1. Thanks for visiting and I think you're absolutely right!

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  5. It always cracks me up how LA people claim they see so many celebrities that they are no longer starstruck and then they act just the opposite!

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    1. It's so freaking weird -- and with her, disappointing.

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  6. I'm concerned about how unenlightened this shows your yoga teacher to be. Are they all just a bunch of flakes?

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  7. Knowing the players in this, all three of you...I can attest with confidence, with impunity!...that you are a. the spiritual goddess, white or no white....and... b. You are the real star.
    It's the god's honest truth. Let's try that other yoga studio on La Brea.

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  8. Ah, it's nice to be out of L.A. and following tractors down a two-lane road.

    Namasté.

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  9. Ha! It's hard to imagine living this kind of reality -- Russell Brand interfering with yoga practice! It's not really Russell's fault, though. It's the fault of the teacher for catering to his celebrity, if in fact that's what was happening.

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  10. Although on second thought I guess he does bear SOME responsibility, too, for being oblivious to the teacher's mollycoddling.

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  11. I'm with Laura on this...you were exorcising your annoyance while exercising your physical body -- all in good fun! That teacher sounds suspicious....celebrity brown nosing? Not very enlightened.

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  12. btw, I love the line drawing...it captures the zen of yoga nicely.

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  13. The harem pants alone, sans leg warmers, Buddha beads and top-knot would have justified the arrow.

    Ommmmm.

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  14. i dont even know who he is. so, there you go-- joke's on me, and for you!

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  15. Doesn't she understand the YOU are the real celebrity here?

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    1. Excellent! There's the zinger, Angella!

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  16. I do love those moments when my yoga teacher is revealed as an actual human being. It takes her down a peg and reminds me that while I may choose to worship her and her physical abilities, she has not yet mastered yoga, either, and it gives me hope for my own process.

    I can picture him in all his ridiculousness and applaud you for being able to focus on yoga while his loud, messy energy surrounds you.

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    1. You might have solved my problem, Kario! I was going to have a very hard time going to class and being distracted by this guy and my teacher! But you're right -- I can choose to be hopeful for my own process. Thank you!

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  17. im really embarrassed here... who is russell brand???

    im serious.

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