Monday, September 27

Salutations a parking ticket solution?

Add a new twist on why to do yoga: it's now being tauted as a way to relieve stress upon receiving the dreaded parking ticket.

The city of Cambridge, Mass., began including a "citation salutation" to its parking tickets as part of a public art project by artist-in-residence Daniel Peltz.

"Peltz envisions '“a reflection on a social situation, the human experience of giving and receiving parking tickets.” '

'"I’m going to get the ticket either way, my only choice really is how I’m going to receive it.”'
This train of thinking could relate to how we react to any situation. Yoga is a method for handling external experiences in a balanced manner and shows us receiving a parking ticket isn't the end of the world, unless we make it that.

So breathe when you receive that parking ticket, or the baby spits up on you, or your co-worker is annoying you, or insert your own negative bullet point here, and watch it more easily flow off your back.

6 comments:

Shannon said...

I heard this story Marjie! Great post. Not sure how many people take the lesson at the moment of ticket, but hey maybe... Miss ya! Shannon

gringoindavid said...

Well one way to stay calm is to keep your body clean on the inside! i like hydro colon therapy as a way to do internal cleaning..a great and inexpensive place to do it is at www.coloncleansepanama.com which offers colonics and living food raw food detox

Social weight Loss said...

I like yoga...
It set our mind relax and leads us to eternal cleansing.

EMR said...

Health is related to the mind and so it is essential to be able to control the mind so that the body is under control.Breathing is also a very important aspect of the body and the mind.

pradaxa injuries said...

I guess you have to take a big, BIG breathe to calm yourself when you come back and see that parking ticket.

Cass Jenis said...

That art project is HILARIOUS.

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