Yoga Nuts

For those of you scratching your head because you know nothing of yoga…

In yoga practice, we say, “Namaste,” sometimes followed by, “May the divine in me honor the divine in you.”

Namaste – Nama means bow, as means I, and te means you. Therefore, Namaste literally means “I bow to you.” The gesture Namaste represents the belief that there is a Divine spark within each of us that is located in the heart chakra. The gesture is an acknowledgment of the soul in one by the soul in another.

But, enough about that. I showed the Nutmaste meme to Natasha and we both laughed. The crazy in us honors each other, especially when we polka in the kitchen.

Yes, polka in the kitchen.  What else can we do when we keep bumping into each other while making supper?

Practice yoga?

Nope, too hungry for that, so we dance a ten-second Beer Barrel Polka and move on.

And I need to move on with this post and end it with a Nutmaste gallery. May the crazy in me honor the crazy in you.


This post has been brought to you by nuts, squirrels and yoga. It has also been brought to you by Linda G. Hill’s “One-Liner Wednesday.” All you need to play along every week is an awesome one-liner and follow a few rules. Birds on a wire are not required, but make sure you link back today’s post to HERE so the rest of us #1linerweds peeps can read it.

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26 responses to Yoga Nuts

  1. Prajakta says:

    That’s a funny take 🙂 In India, we use Namaste or Namaskar even while greeting as a sign of respect – especially with the elders of the community

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I did not know you used Namaste as a greeting, Prajakta, but it makes perfect sense. Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  2. Joanne Sisco says:

    Now I will be thinking Nutsmaste for the rest of the day … although originally I wrote it as NutsMate, which in this context would actually make sense 😉

    • bikerchick57 says:

      So…we are kindred squirrel’s, Joanne? It would be interesting if we all bowed to a stranger today and said Nutsmaste. Don’t you think?

      • Joanne Sisco says:

        LOL!!! I’m a visible minority is a predominately Asian neighbourhood. I have a feeling I would get looked at as even odder than I already am 🤣

  3. Dan Antion says:

    Well, I certainly got my giggles today. Between imagining the polka, scrolling through the gallery, and thinking about people in the south saying “namaste, y’all” – I might be missing the whoel respect thing.

    Namaste for sure.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      All the times that I went to Polish weddings as a child in South Milwaukee and elsewhere, paid off in the kitchen.
      I didn’t give thought to how Namaste would be spoken in other parts of the country or world. There are people to the north of me that might say, “Namaste, yah hey,” That even rhymes. Yoga.

  4. Aunt Beulah says:

    So funny. You gave me my laugh of the morning. Thanks for honoring my crazy and sharing yours. You also pushed my nostalgia button: my sister and I used to polka in the kitchen. I miss her.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      You’re welcome Auntie, and I’m glad my post honored the memory of your sister and dance. Cheers to polka and crazy times!

  5. I loved the shopping one. I empathise. I didn’t think of working yoga poses into my life. Might try that one at work. It’s report writing time.

    Namaste is the standard greeting in Nepal so I tend to get the giggles if a yoga instructor does it oh so reverently. When you’ve exchanged “Namaste!” with a bunch of kids shouting it at you from a hillside, it tends to lose its serious chakra-thingy.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Oh man, I bet those kids shouting Namaste was totally darn cute. I admit that while I understand the principal’s of yoga, I’m not totally invested in knowing the chakras or the Sanskrit names for every pose.

      I’m wondering, though, how serious my boss would take yoga if I were doing child’s pose in the middle of the conference room floor.

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