Friday, February 15, 2008
There is always one
There is always one person that f*ck's up the zen for the rest of us.
So I have practiced yoga now for over 9 years. I've done a variety of types Bikram [heated room 102 deg], Ashtanga [hard], general, power blah blah blah. Let me clarify that I'm not very good at it. It sounds like in 9 years I should be Madonna but mostly I'm super-stiff girl just trying to get through class.
I've settled into my practice of moderately paced classes with the instructor I have practiced with all of those 9 years, he is the most fitting to me and my body. His classes are pretty normal to say the least we work up a dew but it's not a sweaty class. Class room temp is in the 70's.
This other class member [guy] started coming to class a year or so ago and refuses to dress properly for class. If this was a Bikram class it would be fine to wear a European style bathing suit [little], no shirt. But it's not Bikram, it's 70 degrees.
So this guy inevitably ends up sitting next to me. I do my best to stay away from him when I can but he must know that his half dressed-ness bothers me. This is what I end up looking at or attempting not to look at while I move:
• Moderately chubby guy in super-short shorts. I hope to gawd they have lining but I have not had to witness any issues. I have though had to acknowledge that I can see his package [it's nothing to write home about]
• Hairy back
• Keeps his socks on [why would you be half dressed and keep your socks on ???]
• Again did I mention the super-short shorts?
I have tried to rationalize to myself why he might do this to all of us here's what I've pondered: 1. He use to practice Bikram and didn't know that class was not heated [quickly realized it didn't matter] 2. He's actually European [would be acceptable then]/ he is not. 3. He's a super-sweaty guy: He dresses normally coming in, sweaters, jackets etc. 4. He thinks he's hot [looking]-I can't verify. 5. He thinks he's in good shape, again can't verify.
Why is there always one girl with her underwear hanging out or the half dressed guy in class? It's really f*cking up my Zen people! I so wish there was an anonymous tip line for people like this...hey you! the guy in the short-shorts...yah you...you're grossing everyone out put a gawd-damn shirt on and a pair of shorts so that we can't see what religion you are!
Happy Friday folks
keep yourself covered and keep your underwear inside your clothes where we can't see them.
[flickr image/naked yoga]
Posted by Richie Designs at 7:03 AM