Yogi Faux Pas?
Picture yourself traveling home for the holidays.
You’ve no doubt trudged through horrible weather to get to the airport, and braved the long lines at airport security. You finally settle into your seat and peer out the window to see that a blizzard has arrived. The pilot gets on the intercom and tells you that, unfortunately, you’ll be stranded on the tarmac for several hours until conditions clear for take-off.
You wish you could just concentrate on reading your book, but another passenger decides that now would be the perfect time to practice yoga…Now…In the aisles…Of the stranded airplane.
This scenario was not just a figment of my imagination…this was reality for several hundred people aboard Virgin Atlantic from London to New York City this week.
The perpetrator of this bizarre performance?
Yes, the Material Girl decided that there was no better place and no better time for her to get in a little asana practice than on the tarmac, in the blizzard, and in the aisle of that airplane.
The other passengers of the flight were none too thrilled. Said one passenger: “It was bad enough having to wait, but then she started doing her yoga in the aisles.”
Luckily the unwanted in-flight entertainment ceased when a bus came to collect Madonna and her entourage. The other passengers? They had to wait an additional 2 hours for a bus to arrive to transport them out of the plane.
But this whole thing got me thinking: Isn’t it a little inappropriate and inconsiderate to other passengers to take over the aisles and start practicing yoga? I can certainly understand doing a little yoga in the gate area prior to boarding. But on the flight?
What do you think?