Saturday, January 14, 2006

Because I am responsive to the needs of my audience . . .

I've replied to Kate's question on Kechari Mudra* over at Wax, Boogers, and Phlegm. Any other strange queries? D. *The yogic practice of sticking one's tongue -- oh, just go read the thing, okay?


Blogger Anduin said...

I have learned some of the most interesting things by reading your blog. I don't think I would have believed this was even possible without your post. My thoughts on this process are Ewwwww!!!

1/14/2006 10:30:00 PM  
Blogger Shelbi said...

I don't care who ya are, that there's nasty!

I have a cold right now and, well, I won't be trying that particular branch of yogic practice any time soon [okay, never].

1/15/2006 08:17:00 AM  
Blogger Sapphire Writer said...

I agree, that's downright nasty... But since we're talking about yoga, I do have a question: my sister takes yoga and her instructor has convinced her that by scraping your tongue your allergies will be reduced. Is there any truth in this?

1/15/2006 09:11:00 AM  
Blogger Douglas Hoffman said...

Anduin, Shelbi, I have to admit I tried to do this in the privacy of my bed last night. I don't know how they manage it.

Sapph, I can't see how scraping the tongue can do anything whatsoever to help with allergies. It is a common hygiene practice in some cultures (Hispanic cultures in particular; in some of the Los Angeles botanicas -- hope I'm remembering the right word -- you could buy tongue scrapers). Does it do any good? Not that I'm aware of.

1/15/2006 10:12:00 AM  

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