Look, we all know how important it is to be a part of the yoga club. And, being a part of the yoga club means showing people that you’re a part of the yoga club by doing yoga all. the. time. However, sometimes it’s best to just give the whole “Look at me” part a rest. Some moments simply require a good stretch.
Straight up. There is almost no reason to ever do this version of pasasana while hanging out at the beach. It’s awkward, it’s awful on the knees (which are being used to brace the elbow), it looks annoying, and it’s unnecessarily intense on the quads without the full-bind to make sense of the whole thing. Not to mention, if you happen to be the post-Def Jam Records version of Russel Simmons, you should really just chill a bit. I mean, you’re at the beach, man. Give it a rest. Everyone knows you like yoga.
People make a profession out of forgetting that at the end of the day we’re really just a bunch of animals. And, like animals, we like to stretch. It moistens the fascia, improves circulation, “wakes up” the body, and basically feels f’ing awesome. So, the next time you brave the China Town Bus from NYC to Philly, think before you get out and “do some yoga.” Do you really wanna be “that guy” doing a headstand on a tiny patch of grass outside Blimpy’s? The answer is no. No you don’t.
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With a humble nod to VICE.