Resisting In It

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Sometimes, I like to freeze, and then consider how it is that I am positioned. I go to wherever my attention goes, whether it's the tension in my shoulders, a memory, an uplifting or depressing thought, or whatever it happens to be. Then, I start isometrically resisting in that moment.

So, right now, I'm sitting at my computer typing this blog.

Freeze.

Unfreeze.

Ok, so, I started by pusing my elbows down into my thighs, on which my arms were resting. I noticed that there is a big difference between my right and left arm. I felt as if my right shoulder was being pulled down toward my waist, whereas my left shoulder stayed in place and felt quite stable.

Freeze.

Unfreeze.

So, I just did something similar to what I did before. I pushed my hands down into the desk as well as pushed my elbows into my knees. I isometrically contracted like this for about a minute when I started to feel an opening in the chest. Then my body took a very large breath expanding my lungs past their normal resting position.

Freeze.

Unfreeze.

I just pushed my hands down into the desk, my elbows into my thighs, and also my knees and thighs up into my elbows. I noticed how tight my quads are! I'm going to try contracting them all now as I type.

Resisting.

Ok, I really need some hip flexor stretches. Right quad is a bit tighter? I feel blood rushing to my stomach. Heart rate increased. I can really taste the sesame seeds I just ate.

Relaxing.

How else can I resist just by sitting here, typing on the computer?

Resisting.

Ah, this feels good. I am kicking my heels toward my glutes and squeezing my glutes together.

Relaxing.

It seems that doing this is a really good way for me to learn why it is that I'm in the positions that I am normally in. It kind of breaks me out of autopilot and awakens me to the infitite number of ways available for me to be in.

Resisting.

Contracting my abdomen. I felt my bowels move. Maybe it's that organic salad moving through me.

Relaxing.

Resisting.

Relaxing.

Ok, I took my hands off the keyboard for that one, and put them on the outside of my thighs. Then, I started pushing my thighs laterally into my hands and my hands into my thighs, letting the hands slow down the thighs as they pushed outward, and letting the hands overpower the thighs to push them back in toward each other, resisting continuously both ways. I'm going to do some more.

Resisting.

Relaxing.

What a great way to take out the tension caused from being hunched over the computer. I can workout while I work. Another thing I really love to do while working a lot on my computer is take quick breaks to do backbends on my body lift. I have it set up right next to my bed, so all I have to do is hop on over there, invert, and let gravity back bend me as I try to curl in. I freestyle on it for a bit, and then hop back on my computer and resume working. It's as if I never stopped working actually. Plus, I'm able to go back into whatever I was doing on the computer with full force because of the tension that was removed from stretching my core. I'm going to do some now.

Resisting.

Relaxing.

My attention is going into the tension in my neck, and the relationship between it and my breath. I think "lizard."

Well, I like to do this. And I like to do it while writing.