Yoga classes are normally sober and quiet. People come to class to relax and let go of the stress of the day. Usually no one speaks except our teacher.
Today was an exception.
Larry, our teacher, had just led us into “boat” pose, which involves balancing on your butt and sticking your legs and arms forward. If you’ve ever done it, you know it’s challenging for those abs, especially if you hold it for a while.
There’s an older lady in my class, Sally, who normally never makes a peep during class. But during this pose, she kind of collapsed onto the mat in a heap.
Larry asked, “Sally, what happened to your boat?”
She said, perfectly straight, “The son-of-a-bitch sank.”
Needless to say everyone’s boat sank after that.
If you’re in or near Long Beach, join us for Friday Night Sunset Yoga on the Bluff, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Fridays. Just slightly east of Redondo and Ocean Blvd., in Bluff Park.