A Yoga Moment

Nov 22, 2008 at 8:29 PM
So I'm in Yoga class. We're in a semi circle and our mats are pretty and the sun is just coming up high enough to warm everything up. It's a beautiful day at the beach. The pagoda overlooks the slowly moving glassy sea as the waves wash gently up and make a soft, enjoyable background noise. The breeze is perfect.

The yoga teacher's got some new age music playing. And there is the sound of a distant child laughing. It's a great day for yoga.

She tells me to find my focus point. My focus is doing great. I'm getting into every position really well, and this is effortless and fun today.

She tells me to twist my leg over and get my knee on the ground. And keep my shoulders down. I'm doing it, I'm totally in this pose just great and i'm in the zone. My focus is doing great.

She tells me to move my gaze over my other shoulder, at the sea, And so I do so, sweepingly rolling my gaze and my head simultaneously.

And the guy who is next to me has also got one leg twisted over, and is wearing short shorts.

It's really hard to stay focused and maintain the correct yoga frame of mind when you are looking straight at a stranger's balls.

I close my eyes and try to focus on the pose. All I get is the same image on the backs of my eyelids.

Great.

3 comments

  1. C.S. Perry Says:

    The Obvious Solution:
    Make him a Non-stranger.
    Problem solved.

  2. Kat Says:

    Oh my GOD, LOL.

    1. The first time I EVER saw balls, was in a similar situation, on a beach. I was 10.

    2. Balls, just as balls, when viewed separately from the rest of the male anatomy, are just weird and creepy looking little hairy sacks of fragile potential life, aren't they?!

    3. Last night my husband fell asleep on the sofa in his underwear. When I went to wake him to go to bed, one ball was hanging out the side of his man-panties. I wasn't sure whether to take a picture or poke it back where it belonged, so I didn't do anything.

  3. desi Says:

    @C.S.Perry I need more romancing than THAT, honey.

    @Kat 1. That's so sad. 2. Let's just say I'm not planning on decorating my house with them any time soon. 3. Dinner conversation: "GUess what I did today honey?" "What?" "I mentioned your balls in a public forum." "That's nice dear. (pause) WHAT?!"