Stumble: Yoga and Starbucks Water Cup Edition

This week I went to yoga.  I love yoga.  I am not very good at it (Ali would say I need to have “compassion for my practice,” and she’d be right, but my faint competitive streak comes out in these situations), but I am always calm and sore after, which is a nice combo.  Anyways, she kicked our tailfeathers on Saturday morning, making us do things like dolphin:

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Um, I had no idea my arms could bend like that.  Although I definitely didn’t look like that.  

Which apparently leads into things like peacock scorpion, which, I seriously doubt:

Photo by maureen miranda

When I got home I realized I had somehow managed to skin my elbow during all the dolphin-ing.  It was weird.

As further evidence of my definite inability to be able to do any sort of freestanding armstand, today I attempted to use my very broken Starbucks cup (I dropped it on the way to work and the inner cup separated from the outer cup).  I filled the sad cup at the water cooler (yes, we have a literal water cooler.  No, no cool gossip or American Idol chitchat occurs there) and started on my way back to my office when I dropped said sad cup (I would like to blame this on its being broken, but let’s be honest) and it bounced and then splashed ALL OVER my sweet, pregnant co-worker who was using our copy machine.  Also, the whole office is carpeted.  I’ll just let all that sink in.

I got her some paper towels, I sopped up the water, I furtively swiped at the copier (I’m sure it’s fine…), we laughed and moved on but seriously.  I cannot be trusted to do peacock scorpion!  It’s a very, very bad idea!

Via Snuzzy

The end.

UPDATE: Ali informed me the above shots are of something called “scorpion,” which sounds rather more unpleasant than peacock, but is perhaps more appropriate.

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3 Comments to “Stumble: Yoga and Starbucks Water Cup Edition”

  1. The Panda is almost as cute as JuJu!!!!

  2. If you keep working on dolphin and forearm plank, you will be in Peacock and Scorpion in no time!!! I don’t see your “inability” at all. I think you are infinitely able. I am a 100% clumsy person because I am not focusing on my surroundings. In yoga I am focused on my body and it’s much easier to be graceful.

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