I once took a yoga class for college credit.
I tried really hard to center myself, but could not turn off my inner 13 year old who was screaming, “Oh my GAH, what are you even doing? Everyone here looks funny!!!!”
I did my best for the sake of a passing grade, but I will always wonder about downward facing dog.
Technically we’ve been posing like this since we were children right? What used to be my “search for quarters under the couch pose” is now a back stretching pose of peace.
Easy enough, but our instructor would walk around every one in the class with a rope during this pose. He would stand behind us, stretch the rope around us and pull us backward…toward him.
It was to help our backs stretch into the correct position so that we would actually feel the tension in our muscles. He was…helping us…
And everyone just let him walk around, adjusting their poses with what my 13 year old inner child could only describe as a thrusting rope.
And since it was the only experience with yoga I’ve ever had…I’ve always wondered if that was NORMAL or if my yoga instructor was completely perverted.