Monday, September 11, 2017

Hillary's Still Switching Between Left and Right

Left, right, left, right, left, right

In her CBS News interview yesterday, Hillary Clinton highly recommended a yoga practice called alternate nostril breathing as a tool for calming her post-election nerves.
"I just felt this enormous letdown, just kind of loss of feeling and direction and sadness," Clinton said. "And, you know, Bill just kept saying, 'Oh, you know, that was a terrific speech,' tryin' to just kinda bolster me a little bit. Off I went, into a frenzy of closet cleaning, and long walks in the woods, playing with my dogs, and, as I write-- yoga, alternate nostril breathing, which I highly recommend, tryin' to calm myself down. And-- you know, my share of Chardonnay. It was a very hard transition. I really struggled. I couldn't feel, I couldn't think. I was just gob-smacked, wiped out."

I like how she's just tryin' and tryin' like a regular lower class gal who drops her Gs. Did Hillary do that kind of vernacular politickin' back when she was a candidate?  I can't recall.

But back to alternate nostril breathin' breathing. Slate Magazine has an explainer about that today: The breathing technique that helped Hillary Clinton cope with her election loss.
According to the website for the Chopra Center, a wellness center co-founded by the alternative medicine guru Deepak Chopra, alternate nostril breathing is a technique meant to calm the mind and alleviate stress. Breathing exercises are a fundamental part of yoga. Pranayama, the specific discipline that deals with controlling your breathing, comes from classic Indian yoga and has been around for centuries. It can be translated to “the control of the life force.” Apart from alternate nostril breathing, there are also practices to breathe in deeply and expel the breath quickly; ones that focus on feeling the motions of your stomach while you breathe; and ones in which you hum or chant while exhaling.

The guru Deepak Chopra notwithstanding, the fact is that almost everybody breathes out of one nostril at a time anyway, yoga or not. It's called the nasal cycle. Any benefit Hillary may have gotten from deliberate alternate nostril breathing was at best a placebo effect.

The Chardonnay part was probably effective, though, alcohol in moderation being the most efficient substance for the relief of anxiety ever discovered.


Anonymous said...

TSB: Cruz Blames Staff For Liking Porn ... God has spoken to Ted on many occasions. So have his donors. I'll have to review the evidence before making a final judgement. gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: PS: I find retirement highly relaxing. Don't tell Hillary about it
though. We'd hate to loose her! gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: Another great Hillary quote from the new book: public policy."

"Attempting to define reality is a core feature of authoritarianism. This is what the Soviets did when they erased political dissidents from historical photos. This is what happens in George Orwell's classic novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four," when a torturer holds up four fingers and delivers electric shocks until his prisoner see five fingers as ordered. The goal is to make you question logic and reason and to sow mistrust toward exactly what the people we need to rely on: our leaders, the press, experts who seek to guide public policy based on evidence, ourselves." (She must have had too much hot sauce in her purse when she wrote that one. gwb)

Anonymous said...

TSB: Bernie has made a very good move with his single payer bill and 36
"supporters". Naturally it has no chance of passing but the genius is that it is a frontal assault on the big pharma cartel and the monopoly on pricing based on what kind of insurance you have. The current 50-60% popularity of single payer will only grow as it becomes clear that the establishment of both parties have opposed it. gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: With the lights back on in Jacksonville, Florida, Florida Maquis has turned to the problem with the "leftists" in Columbia, Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela and the upcoming problem that will make North Korea look like a picnic. Once Maduro is gone and his (Hezbolah connected successor) takes over they will invite the Russians in and be able to take Panama any time they want to. We don't have the military to stop them. Hard to argue with his facts and logic. gwb !BLACK OPS MILITIA FORCES STAGING FOR PANAMANIAN TAKEOVER!

Anonymous said...

Another Coverup? Equifax Accused Of Scrubbing That Its Chief Security Officer Was A Music Major
I got an A in college piano and played 1 year on the varsity soccer team. Actually, I was terrible at both but maybe there is a job opening for me at Equifax cause I don't know anything about computer security either! gwb

Anonymous said...

TSB: FM has a theory that gun control will be achieved through a back door of requiring insurance for liability that is already being offered by the NRA. By getting the insurance companies on their side they can target people who own lots of guns, expensive guns or have a history of using medications for depression, assault etc. So they aren't targeting the guns themselves, just requiring licensure by the owner. They get the gun dealers on their side by letting them sell the insurance at the same time they sell the guns. With the insurance companies, lawyers and gun dealers on their side it should pass easily and with everyone's medical and pharmacy records available to the feds we should have it so only the "right people" able to have guns in no time! gwb