Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Downward Facing Douchebag

We took a little adventure yesterday into the wonderfully bendy world of yoga. It's always a mixed bag when you attend a yoga class, isn't it? You have your awkward beginners (me and my sister) and those regulars who probably attend seventeen classes a week and show off by doing headstands and hyperextending their arms into pretzel-y positions that would kill you if you attempted them.

We started off looking awesome, walking into the wrong door. After milling about for 10 minutes, yoga mats in tow (I literally had to rip the tags off of mine on the way to the class--I didn't want them to know I was a newbie!) we finally found the place. It was actually really cute, and the instructors were super nice, which helped to make the experience slightly less intimidating.

But I'll tell you, nothing makes you feel more inadequate than trying to face your dog downward and peering out of the corner of your eye to see the guy next to you leaning into an intense headstand. A BIG part of me wanted to reach out and poke him so he would tip over. If we have to look like assholes, so do you, buddy.

But I kept my composure and used some restraint (okay, a LOT of restraint) and managed not to tip douchey over. And by FAR the best part of yoga was where you lie on the floor and close your eyes. Pretty much, we paid $15 to take a bendy nap. And I'd TOTALLY do it again.


  1. such funny timing- i just had my very first yoga class last night! an expensive bendy nap indeed!

  2. If I could take a bendy nap during the workday, I'd absolutely slap $15 on the table.

    Also, on a semi-related topic, on my walk in this morning I passed by two doudes (douchebag dudes). The one says, "Now that I got my hair cut, I am SO much cooler"... I knew what he meant, but still, I lol'd.

  3. Colleen, you'll have to let me know how your class goes! And Mark--if only those doudes knew how douchey they sounded. Thanks for the comments, guys!

  4. haha i want to try yoga so badly and i think if i ever went to class and saw people over-doing it {as i'm sure would} it'd take some restraint from me too not to get up and just push them over. so nice job in that respect! haha