whee interjection ˈhwē, ˈwē
Definition of WHEE
—used to express delight or exuberance
I have a few quirks as a yoga teacher. I have some rules. One of them, which you all know by now is: If you fall you must laugh.
Another one: You are not allowed to take YOURSELF seriously.
And then there’s: when you are hopping up and attempting a handstand you must yell “wheeee!”
There are a few reasons behind this. One is this: try and say Whee without smiling.
See. I told you. You can’t.
In a land where most of us (read:me) take ourselves too seriously, and especially our yoga, a little smiling can go a long way. A little light heartedness to go with the light footedness.
The whee brings the joy back, the silliness, and the idea that this is not as serious as I am probably making it out to be.
It also helps you lose any self-consciousness (much as my Karaoke Yoga® class does.)
So here is the question: Can you find the Whee in all you do?
Where is the whee?
Reminds me of that awful 80’s commercial: Where’s the beef?
Look for the whee in everything.
Even in what can be perceived as a stressful situation, there is a Whee lurking somewhere. Maybe it is just laughing at ourselves for a moment.
I love when I get messages from people who move away or can no longer take my class and they say things like: I miss the Whee!
Why shouldn’t there be more Whee?
I am not suggesting you don’t take your job seriously or your yoga practice. I am suggesting you (read: me again) stop taking yourself so seriously!
Most of us are desperate for more joy, more connection, more Wheeeeeeeee!
Post below your Whee of the day.
Must have at least on Whee a day says ancient Chinese proverb!