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The World's Best Relaxation Technique

If you want to perform the world's best relaxation technique, simply follow my instructions.

Everyone can do this in their own way, but may I recommend at least this philosophy.

I call it PRACTICING TAI CHI WHILE DRINKING CHAI TEA.

First, find your favorite brand or kind of CHAI TEA.

There are lots out there!

There is green, red or brown.

Some are spicy, orange-flavored, and decaf or full caffeine!

You can drink it with or without sugar.

Or milk.

Experiment!  Find the one you like best and the best way to prepare it.

And find your special mug.

I like my Washington Redskins mug, and highly recommend using one.

In fact, NOT using a Redskins mug automatically relegates you to the world's second best relaxation technique, but I digress.

The idea, after all, is relaxation.

So, prepare your CHAI TEA your favorite way and put it in your own Redskins mug.

Then you need a spot with a shelf on the wall and a place for your TAI CHI chart.

You will understand what I mean in a minute.

Prepare your mind, and get started.

TAI CHI is described as "meditation in motion," as one gently moves, combining body and mind, and promotes relaxation through gentle movements.  It is a non-competitive, and self-paced form of physical exercise and stretching.  There are more than 100 possible movements, all named for nature and animals, that combine rhythmic patterns of movement and controlled breathing to result in an inner calm.

Combined with CHAI TEA, well, you will have fantastic results!

Placing yourself in the Starting position, put your mug of CHAI TEA on the shelf, face the shelf and begin your session of TAI CHI.  As you begin you will feel the attraction of the two poles, opposites, the yin and yang of the moment.

I call it the Jay and Jayng.

As you Part The Wild Horse's Mane, reach for and sip your CHAI TEA.
As you Brush The Knee, Push upward in addition and sip your CHAI TEA.
As you reach to Carry The Tiger Over The Mountain, grab and sip your CHAI TEA.

Hey, isn't this fun!!?

Here is the key - THIS IS YOUR MOMENT!  If some jerk approaches from behind to spoil YOUR MOMENT,

Turn
Rapidly perform the Left Heel Kick.  Aim for the stomach.
And if that Snake Creeps Through The Grass and continues to approach you,
Stand On One Leg, reach for that Creeping Snake and
Fan Through The Back, smacking the interloper on the forehead.

That should ward the little twerp off and let anyone else nearby know you are serious.

At this point continue your relaxation by a smooth Parry And Punch
And with a flourish, perform an Apparent Closing, reaching for and taking your CHAI TEA,
Drink it as you do an excellent Cross Hands.
Replace the wondrous potion on the shelf and Close.

Lather, rinse and repeat.

This is TAI CHI at its best!

I promise, the Jay Force will be with you.

Let it floooow throoooooouuuuuugh yooooooouuuuuu.

Enjoy.

 

 

 

Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC  

Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

www.jaymarinspect.com


Comment balloon 30 commentsJay Markanich • May 18 2012 04:09AM

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Good morning Jay,

So cute, and I agree - let no one disturb you while enjoying your Chai Tea.  But I can't use a Redskins mug, sorry!

Have a great weekend!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 6 years ago

I had a little fun with this one Lisa.  And, I have to say, by law, you are relegated.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Thanks for the morning chuckle.  This one did make me laugh!

Posted by Kathryn Maguire, Serving Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach (GreatNorfolkHomes.com (757) 560-0881) over 6 years ago

Hi Jay,

Man, just looking at all the positions you can do...I'm tired already. LOL

But I do like the tea.

Have a great day in Virginia.

Best, Clint McKie

Posted by Clint Mckie, Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586 (Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections) over 6 years ago

You're welcome Kathryn!  I had fun writing it.

Clint - it is a slow motion technique that allows you to exercise for a long time without tiring!  And you feel better if someone approaches from the rear...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

I'll enjoy my tea a little later. Thank you for sharing the chuckle this morning. Always a great way to start your morning, so that we can face all of the challenges of the day.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 6 years ago

Banished! Now that's harsh...  Just wait till football season rolls around, I am going to have to hex your Redskins!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 6 years ago

Feel the Force Joe, feeeel it...

Lisa - I didn't say banished.  That would never happen!  But, remember the line from the Prophet Led Zeppelin - "there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run there's still time to change the road you're on."  There is still time to repent!  When I say relegated, read the post - you are only practicing the SECOND best relaxation technique.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Jay - I LOVE IT!!! I may just start this in the AM...thanks!

Posted by Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty) over 6 years ago

Remember, Carol, private place, shelf in front.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Now, THIS has become one of my favorite posts. Tai Chi and Chai Tea! That made me take the hook and you reeled me in through the whole post. [GRIN] BTW if we get to play the Redskins we will Bradyize them.

                               

     
     
Posted by Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor® (Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA) over 6 years ago

Doug - I was in a Starbucks once with my clients (many clients want to meet me in Starbucks so they can load up on the caffeine - I load up on the hot chocolate!) and the lady in front of me ordered Chai Tea.  I asked her if she was going to do Tai Chi while she drank it and she turned to look at me like I had a horn growing out of my forehead.  The clerk thought it was hysterically funny though. 

That inspired this post...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

This sounds like a solid plan before the weekend love Trader Joe's

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (Real Estate and Beyond, LLC) over 6 years ago

That's my wife's favorite store and her favorite tea I think, Harry.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Great post.  Some of us need to expand our exercise efforts.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 6 years ago

We can all use a little of that Roy!

And flowers...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

LOL, you have a way with stories. Thanks for sharing your take on Chai Tea and Tai Chi

Posted by Than Maynard, Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862 (Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma) over 6 years ago

Jay -- hmmm - you make it very difficult.  Maybe I will have to build a shelf outside (as all the ones inside are covered with books) to do my Tai Chi with Chai Tea.

Posted by Steven Cook (No Longer Processing Mortgages.) over 6 years ago

Thanks Than.  I had a lot of fun with this one!

Steven - reach, reeeaaach for the Chai Tea!  As you part the Horse's Mane.  Be sure to smack that Creeping Snake when he gets too close.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

You surprised me Jay, I didn't think you were a Chai Guy.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) over 6 years ago

Interesting exercise.....I love getting mine going thru Trader Joe's....next time try the parmesan crackers with the tea...it doesn't get better than that !  Have a good weekend !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 6 years ago

Tom - I have actually never had it.  This was just a silly, tongue-in-cheek post I had a lot of fun with.

Thanks S&D!  But parmesan is one of those things I cannot put into my mouth!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Morning Jay I do remember when I could perform those acts.  If I tried to do it now the wife would need to call for assistance and I would be down for the count. 

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) over 6 years ago

Yeah, but James, it feels so good to smack that Creeping Snake on the forehead!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Aaaaah, I took the word too literally...now I can't hex your beloved Redskins!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 6 years ago

No Lisa, you can't.  As a Cowboy(girl) fan you already know that.  I bet you don't know why it took so long for the league to admit a team from Dallas, do you?

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

I am almost afraid to ask...go ahead, hit me with the reason!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 6 years ago

A guy named George Preston Marshall did not want Dallas in the league!  He had great sway with the other owners.  He was also the owner of a long-time, and famous, team - the Washington Redskins!

Google it if you don't believe me!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Jay,

Love Chai Tea but have never tried Tai Chi!  Sounds pretty fun though and relaxing!  Will have to get me a Redskins mug and give it a Tai a try!

Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend!

Posted by DeeDee Riley, Realtor - El Dorado Hills & the Surrounding Areas (Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA) over 6 years ago

Glad you enjoyed it DeeDee!  I know you will enjoy the Redskins mug.

The post was just a hair tongue in cheek though...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

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