For anyone who has ever attended any of my classes the familiar sight is me either during the beginning, middle and occasionally the end of class trying to fight with my IPOD or the stereo system. I often complain very loudly that technology is not my friend. To be honest I find a lot of it very confusing but I muster through OK.
I'm not a total techno knob or anything. I have wireless, hooked it up myself. I own a laptop and connected the WIFI through my lap top and my IPOD even through our WII. It's the little things that get me. Like finding my play list or connecting my IPOD to a stereo. Or being able to read documents on my IPOD - apparently one can do it, I just can't figure it out.
Itunes totally confuses me to tell you the truth. Downloading music - easy but uploading pictures or personal documents, you've lost me. I wanted to read a PDF book that I downloaded so I uploaded some kind of E-reader app and it still doesn't work. My EBooks is checked and I'm pretty sure it is synching... whatever? I just want to read the damn book. Some of these publishers are so cocky about people having or knowing how to use the technology that they don't even print the books anymore. I don't know there is something special about holding a book in your hands as you are laying in bed that I like. Regardless of what I personally like to do technology and the environment is telling me that I need to learn another way and seemingly fast!
On the other hand I have these web sites www.young4ever.ca and www.lamazeottawa.ca that I keep up to date and add things to and make them function. I had a friend of mine who recently sent me a twitter message to tell me that I should add a tweet button, I had already added the facebook button. Apparently these things get your blog read more widely and your website visited more, so I thought why not. On the other hand do I really want to know that 8 people on facebook like my blog? Or once I start tweeting that 6,543 people tweeted my site? I'm not really sure.
As well I do LOVE my IPOD. It has 32megs or gigs or something like that of stuff on it. Whatever that means. I have a years worth of photographs, more music than one person should ever really need, my emails and my calendar plus a bunch of other time wasting things that help to reduce boredom while waiting in line. I do love it.
I guess technology and me have a bit of a love hate relationship. On the one hand I enjoy so many of the things that my computer, IPOD and other various toys have to offer. On the other hand sometimes they frustrate the heck out of me. Where is the yoga in all of this one might ask... I'm not sure - Tapas maybe... burning desire to learn? I'll let you know when I figure it out, or maybe there's an app to do it for me!
Jennifer is an RMT, long time yoga practitioner and teacher. Follow her musings as an RMT, yoga teacher, prenatal educator and mother of three.