Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Horrifying DownDog


Are there any 40+ female yogis that can perform downdog in shorts, look at their thighs and not be horrified? Is it just me having this problem? Here I am in good shape, fairly happy with my overall body, and yet I’m completely disgusted in down dog. In fact I may never do it again. Ok, that may be a little extreme, but I don’t think I’ll be doing it in shorts any more. What is it about down dog that makes my skin look so terrible? I hate it. Yoga should not depress me. And life is so incredibly unfair. My husband is 13 years older than me and that darn bugger can still be an underwear model. His legs and rear end are as firm and chiseled now as when he was a teenager. I’m pretty sure I hate him and I really need to have a word with Mother Nature. Where is she when you need to talk to her?

3 comments:

YoginiSamantha said...

I thought I was the only one. My legs look fairly good when I am standing straight but in down dog, I start to think that I need to lose more than a few pounds. What is the deal with that. No shorts in yoga for me- ever!

MariaMedia said...

I find closing my eyes - no matter what pose helps me stay focused and not worry about what I look like.

Paula said...

Now that is an excellent idea!