Folks, it’s been a long time coming and I don’t think I can lie to myself (or to you) anymore. Diets, exercise, this paranoid – almost maniacal – eye on calories in, calories out… none of it is working for me (and accept it – it’s not working out so well for you either, is it?)
So, today I have decided that instead of using the tried and tested (and failed) physical approach to weight loss and fitness, it’s time to move on to the spiritual. As of today, I have rechristened my blog to “Fitness Tantra” with a catchy byline of “Make Tantra Your Way Of Life”. So, what is Tantra, you ask? Tantra is the use of divine powers that flows through the universe to attain one’s objectives. Think about it – there must be millions of people who at this very moment are all trying to lose weight. Fitness Tantra will be a site which we can all use to harness that energy toward the attainment of our common goal of losing weight!
To do this, we must have a common idea in mind and, of course, something to focus our energies on. Again Wikipedia comes to the rescue with a great chart that we can all stare at for hours. Please take a look at the image on the right. This is the “Sri Yantra” chart which is Sanskrit for “Look At The Center For A Long Time”. Focusing solely on this chart we can all channel our energies into achieving weight loss.
Also note the important point in the Wikipedia article: Yoga and Tantra :
“Yoga is suppression with awareness; Tantra is indulgence with awareness.”
As you can clearly see, the switch to Tantra means that you are now free to indulge in whatever foods you crave. The only important criterion is that you practice awareness. For example, if you are eating a glazed doughnut, say out loud “I am aware that I am eating a glazed doughnut.” That very act of saying this out loud and proclaiming your awareness will protect you from any ill effects of eating that doughnut.
So, to sum up the Fitness Tantra strategy:
- Stare at the Sri Yantra poster.
- State your awareness of what you are eating out loud.
These two simple steps will guarantee that you will continue to lose weight at an astonishing rate! Come, join me as we all embark on this amazing adventure and do keep me posted on how your weight loss is progressing!
Fitness Tantra is the new, easy way to lose weight and remember “Make Tantra Your Way Of Life”! Do share this amazing news with all your friends too!
[Update: Yes, folks; one look at the date of this post and you must have realized this was all in fun. Forget about staring at posters; just keep pounding iron and eating right! - FM]