Friday, April 4, 2008

Yoga-A Non-Competetive Sport



So I am totally not allowed to mention any names, and I won't, but I love this story so much that I have to share. A friend of mine called me today laughing saying, "I've been hanging out with you to much, call me, I've got a good yoga story." So I call back, intrigued, I of all people love a good yoga story. So she tells me how at class this morning there were these two women next to her that were blatantly staring at her and basically trying to show her up. Now, yoga is not supposed to be competitive at all, and more importantly she has a kick ass practice and if these two women had half a brain between them they'd pick someone else to screw with. So I asked, "What happened?" She said, "They kept looking over and trying to one up me." I'm sorry, this is not possible because she can bang out some crazy stuff. She is also not a competitive person at all, but when backed into a corner I guess it came out a little bit. I asked if she had ever seen them before. She hadn't but she began to describe them physically. I knew right away who the one woman was. I can't stand her. One time years ago I went to a class and she was subbing for the teacher. This is the worst when this happens because you are there, you can't be rude, you have to suck it up and take the class. (Unless you're Kirsten, then you just walk out) Anyway in the class I took with her, it was me and two woman who had just started to practice. During one pose she was offering to take it further, it was obvious she was talking directly to me. I had an injury and just tried to say so, so she would leave me alone. Before I could even get it out she goes, "Shut up. Be quiet. No talking in yoga." Huh? Did she just tell me to shut up in a yoga class? I had at this point to pull a Kirsten. I looked at the clock. Tilted my head, rolled up my mat and walked the hell out. This woman has ignored me every time I have ever seen her since. Which is fine with me. This is why I was so delighted that my during the class today while they were doing backbends my friend kicked up into a split handstand and hung out there for a while. Yoga, non-compete. Remember that.

4 comments:

twist said...

Do I hear the Rocky theme playing in the background? Yea, baby! Take that "obin-Ray"... Siddown...shuddup, your own bad self.

Lisa Samuel said...

who would even try to compete with the AmySchramm Yoga?? Wait until they see us next time--

Sarah said...

Is the un named woman Josi and the Pussycat?
Word on the street is she is "teaching" these days.

Amy said...

Good guess Sarah, but thankfully, no.