Thursday, September 3, 2009



I can now do Eka Pada Koundiyanasana I. Anyone who has taken yoga for an extended period of time knows that one day all of a sudden a pose becomes accessible. Almost as if your body has known the pose forever. Just like those epiphanies I've talked about in earlier posts, the same happens with the physical practice of yoga. My only explanation is that the more I learn, the more I realize you don't become aware of things until you are ready, whether it be mental or physical.

I also felt the desire to update on Billy Mays, because of the unfortunate press of his "drug use" following his death.
Even though TMZ reported the laundry list of drugs found in Billy Mays when he passed away last June, CNN reports a more detail account. (SHOCKER!) The toxicology report did find trace amounts of numerous prescription drugs and one street drug (Cocaine), but the amounts were not initially released. CNN reported, "The autopsy found low concentrations of ethyl alcohol "consistent with social consumption of a few beverages" as well as the narcotic drugs hydrocodone, oxycodone and tramadol. Mays had prescriptions for the drugs -- which were found in therapeutic or sub therapeutic concentrations -- to ease hip pain. Also, Xanax and Valium were found and determined to be in therapeutic or sub therapeutic concentrations as well.