Yoga or Drunk? ~Joe Yeoman

Via on Feb 3, 2011
Photo by Zach Taylor

Why Can’t I Just Figure This Out…or Maybe I Should Just Grab a Beer.

At our weekly Elephant yoga sessions, I find myself looking like the person at the party that is too drunk for their own good. I stumble when my pelvis is supposed to be scooped. I feel like hurling during my downward dog. I find myself wanting to sleep at the end, when the blanket is on top of me.

My fellow classmates seem to breeze through each pose, and I am stuck there wondering if yoga isn’t for me. To make myself feel better, I looked for yoga poses that mirrored my life. Hopefully this video, shows you that yoga can be for drinkers and regular people too.

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Joe Yeoman

Joe Yeoman loves you. He is an MFA candidate at the Jack Kerouac School. As a displaced Chicago writer and editor, he hopes to see the Windy City soon.  You can contact him at Joeyeoman [at] gmail [dot] com.

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12 Responses to “Yoga or Drunk? ~Joe Yeoman”

  1. Audrey Mangan says:

    You're not alone! I can barely sit with my legs crossed. Hopefully we'll both make progress with time!

  2. Very funny.

    Bob W. Yoga Editor
    (Join Elephant Yoga on Facebook)

  3. elephantjournal says:

    Billy was giving you non-stop complements this week! Rene, too! ~ Waylon

  4. Colin says:

    sweet Maiden shirt!

  5. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Waylon Lewis, Mexicali Blues. Mexicali Blues said: Silly video: Drunk or doing #yoga? You decide! http://tinyurl.com/4wdqgkp via @themindfullife [...]

  6. Laurie says:

    one word: Freakin' awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-)

  7. Randall Smith says:

    what Colin said. yeah.

  8. Joe Yeoman says:

    Thanks guys.
    But that isn't me in the picture. I was able to find someone who looks like me (luckily). And it is a sweet Maiden shirt.

    Personally, I am a Ozzie guy (I saw him play in Des Moines thirty years after he bit the head off the bat).

    Joe Yeoman

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