Tonight at yoga class, our teacher challenged us to try the pose called “Crow.”
Crow is a crazy-intimidating pose wherein one tries to actually balance their knees upon their upper arms. Impossible? Apparently not; I’ve seen people do it. Here’s a picture:
Anyway, my yoga buddies and I normally scoff at the very notion of doing that pose, while we make some weak-ass attempts at it, just for show. But tonight, one of us actually did it!
And it certainly wasn’t me. As my friend Rhyan balanced herself on her upper arms, she exclaimed,
“I did it! In your FACE!”
We all started cracking up. No, apparently yoga isn’t always just about peace and stress relief.
Sometimes it’s about accomplishing something with your body that you’ve never been able to do before…and then boasting about it to your friends.
And now my competitive side has been challenged. Even though I know yoga is all about knowing your body and trusting what it can or can’t do on any given day, I still want to be the next one of us to do the pose. Mark my words, one day I will do the Crow.
In Your Face!!