Friday, March 13, 2009

Pheromone Phriday

There's a hot guy in yoga class and I'm not sure how I feel about it.

I mean, on the one hand THERE'S A HOT GUY IN YOGA CLASS! He's got a sort of Taye Diggs quality about him although not quite as buff (few are). Did I mention he groans and breathes heavily when he's working a posture? He's friendly, complimentary of our work, and earnestly trying. And two weeks in a row, he's parked his mat next to mine!

On the other hand, he's changing the atmosphere of the class. The Friday class is made up of women like me, a few older women, and like one guy there with his pregnant wife. Yoga is one of the few places I go where I don't think about how I look. I'm going there to improve my body and calm my mind. Now suddenly, I'm wondering about or worse yet, checking out my ass as I move through Warrior II into Extended Side Angle.

The thing is I'm not the only one acting like a sophomore trying to be cool in front of the captain of the football team. Class regular, Liz is sidling up to a stretched-out Taye before class and providing him with a demonstration of how he might better work his downward dog. Mmm Hmm. And Lisa, our bookish, sweet instructor is suddenly spending juuuust a leettle more time with him "may I assist you?" she asks. But that's not what I see in her eyes.

So. What to do? I suppose I'll look on it as a positive. Skipping Friday yoga won't be quite as attractive as it's been at times. I really needed some cute new yoga clothes. And we'll find out if sweatproof makeup lives up to the hype.

Namaste.

14 comments:

Maggie May said...

i went to an all women's gym for a few years for that reason!

Funnyrunner said...

Don't give in to societal pressure to always look perfect. Let yoga be your oasis. ( I don't know WHAT my excuse is...)

merlotmom said...

I totally get it. That happened to me in a writer's workshop. A gorgeous actor joined the group and suddenly we all started fixing our hair, not wearing sweats, and thinking of what he will think of us when we read our pieces aloud. It totally changed everything. Try to fight the fever! Keep it about you. At least try!

Jen said...

sorry I miss it today!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Nothing wrong with a little incentive. Seriously - it's all about motivation...

Jennifer H said...

I'd wear lipstick for anyone who looked even a little bit like Taye Diggs. Just sayin'.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I think I'd rather have the hot guy as the cashier at the bookstore.

Jason, as himself said...

Now that's tricky. I'll be interested in the follow up post...

zelzee said...

Just don't eat Mexican refried beans before yoga class.......not that I would know or anything.......

Madness said...

I have two words for you .. Work It Sister. Thats actually three but who cares!

KC said...

Everyone needs some extra hotness around, it's good for the soul.

anymommy said...

Well, it sucks that it changed the class...but never pass up an opportunity for a little star gazing!

the new girl said...

Oh, I HATE that. Hot guys have NO BUSINESS being in a yoga class.

NO BUSINESS.

JCK said...

Well...at least your hormones are still working....

It is a wierd sense of invasion when someone enters your calm space.

 

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