I skipped practice today because…
Page 1. My studio got the moon day wrong. It’s actually today.
Page 2. My tattoo’s still healing.
Page 3. Today is my 1 percent theory day so…
Page 4. I’m doing a juice cleanse and I have no energy. I’d probably pass out!
Page 5. I set my alarm for p.m. instead of a.m. by mistake, it’s too late now.
Page 6. I don’t like the assistant today, they can’t even get me into Supta Kurmasana (Tortoise Pose).
Page 7. All of my Mysore rugs are in the wash.
Page 8. I ate too many chapatis last night.
Page 9. I’m out of coffee: No coffee, no prana.
Page 10. I’m not sure if Ashtanga is the one for me. I’ll take a day off to see if I miss it.
Page 11. It’s raining.
Page 12. Lady’s Holiday (even if you’re a guy).
Page 13. I have to teach an early yoga class today.
Page 14. I’ll do it on my own later today (yeah right).
Page 15. I’m jet lagged.
Page 16. I have a big workshop coming up and I don’t want to get hurt.
Page 17. I’m going to a hot power hour lunch time Vinyasa flow class today instead.
Page 18. Mental health day.
Page 19. My cats needed me to stay in bed with them this morning.
Page 20. I don’t have time.
Page 21. I think my teacher hates me!
Lets be honest: Which ones haven’t you used?! Feel free to add more Ashtanga Excuse Pages in the comments section!
Shareen Woodford is a Toronto based yoga teacher and Ashtanga yogini. Check her out at www.manayoga.ca
Like elephant Ashtanga on Facebook.
Assistant Ed: Dusty Ranft/Ed: Kate Bartolotta
hot on elephant
Learn to Rock your Social Media & Write Mindfully with Waylon Lewis & Elephant’s Editors. 1 share A letter to the Anger that refuses to Leave Me. 1,463 share 2017 is The Year of Kali, Goddess of Endings & Beginnings. 45,632 shares The True Meaning of Friday the 13th (isn’t what we think). 5,288 shares The Technique that helps me make Decisions under Pressure (& has Saved my Life More than Once). 566 shares I’m Done being your Dirty Little Secret. 999 shares Use This Buddhist Practice to Overcome Self-Doubt. 476 shares Ten Things I’ve Learned from Not Getting Wasted. 1,389 share Why Some Loves feel Unfinished, even After we’ve Let Go. 648 shares In Case they Never Told You: a Powerful Message for New Mothers. 957 shares