By Christina | April 30, 2009
I really love going to yoga at least once a week. I workout more than the average person, possibly more than the average fitness professional but that one or two hours I give myself each week is more valuable than all the others as far as centering myself and just doing what makes me happy. I don’t have to motivate anyone else, I don’t have to watch anyone else’s form, I don’t have to care about anything. It’s my time, my breath, my space and it’s priceless as MasterCard would say.
Now, enter the “Moaner.” What the heck makes someone think that we all want to hear her complete and utter satisfaction at every movement she makes. Okay, one moan because a stretch feels blissful. I get that. I can appreciate that. But must every single pose elicit an orgasmic refrain? I know, release the need to control your environment, use yoga as a place to let go of the distractions – I get that, really but it seems inconsiderate to me that anyone would take a room full of people’s time and peace and create what makes them happy.
Honestly, I liken it to passing gas. What if another practitioner showed up to class with some gastrointestinal issues and proceeding to “stink” up the place. Should I let that go too? Should I still breathe deeply as we are told to? No!!!
Yoga is about the surrender and the letting go of distractions but this is also reality and it is unfair to act in a way that others might find offensive. Take a cell phone call during class but please stop moaning!