God bless my Yoga Sir who had infinite patience with me. I must have been one of the trying reasons that he attained ‘Nirvana’ as fast as he did. How?????? He taught me the Headstand (Shirshasana). Finally after I ensured he didn’t have any hair left on his ‘head’…. I mastered the skill.
Ironically these days without any prior knowledge in the matter my children manage to teach me many yogic positions… and that too in no time. Morning times, trying to get my two dahlings out of bed… why only the Surya Namaskar (Sun salutation), I end up saying namaskar to the entire solar system. After I do 3 (minimum) rounds of the 12 steps stretching (my patience) they concede to ‘de bed’. Soon follows episodes of ‘Mahabharata’ (read: getting them packing to school), where in I ferociously try to strike a Virabhadrasana (Warrior pose) but sadly end up on all fours. Utterly defeated, tail behind my back, in the Svanasana (Dog pose) I eventually ‘puppy eye’ them out of the house. After a few Anuloma Viloma (Alternate nostril breathing) I muster the courage & energy to navigate inside their rooms in Matsyendrasana (Fish pose) & swim through the mess, attempting to tidy up. For the minuscule-st time frame, in their absence, I feel invincible & take the stance of Tadasana (Mountain pose). But the glory is short lived & once they are back, I resume the Balasana (Child pose), helpless & at their mercy. I oscillate between ‘bending my back’ forward (Uttasana) & backward (Dhanurasana) to get them to do their home works & steal a moment’s respite in Vakrasana (Handstand) when my tired legs give out. But once my patience really runs out on the creations I have spawned, & my breathing quickens into a Kapala bhati (Skull cleanser)…… I take on the Rudra roop. I do the Natarajasana (Dance pose) & give them nothing less than a ‘standing ovation performance’ in Tandava. If that doesn’t scare them off… my Bhujangasana (Cobra pose) does the trick. I hiss & spew venom till they back off.
So there…. after a lot of successful asanas …..it’s only in the night that I finally get to do my favourite asana, Shavasana (Corpse pose). But here too my subconscious mind is in a perpetual Garudasan (Eagle pose) & flies all over the terrain trying to defend & fend for her bird(dar)lings.
But in the midst of all these not so आसान् asanas….I have devi(ou)sed an easy asana, my all time favourite-’Tasveer asana‘ (Photo pose). This asana requires you to sit pretty,serene & still… hiding all the anguish & turmoil behind a row of flashing बत्तीसी. As simple as that. So while you guys derive pleasure out of this asana….. I will take on the pressure of coughing up some easy, innovative & interesting frames for your tasveer asana aftermath. Say cheese….
First & foremost please get all your photos laminated to avoid damage, ‘coz it’s not always possible to use glass as the cover, while creating unique frames.
After years of marriage there is always a good chance that you might end up a basket case. But here, the photo ended up taped, within a basket.
An old wooden ladle gets saddled up with a photograph. Frame is made from the top of a broken ashtray.
A time piece which had lost its peace telling time, now sits pretty as a photo holder.
A disused hand fan gets to fan the flames of old memories. Framed with plaited jute ropes & made pretty with jute bows.
Galore of talents your darlings possess apart from the yoga teaching skills can be shown off by clipping their laminated photos onto Satin ribbons nailed on to walls.
Plastic covers chain stitched onto a cushion cover act as holders for these photographs.
Anybody for my autograph…… am waiting in Padmasana (Lotus pose).