Okay, I know yoga is all about opening up, letting go and embracing kindness… but sometimes I get super annoyed in yoga class… like the-person-next-to-me-is-breathing-so-loud-I’m-going-to-lose-it! annoyed. Not very Namaste of me, I know. Heck, sometimes I even annoy myself… like how I have to have my mat perfectly aligned… and how I only like to be on the left side of the room… and how I always forget to grab a blanket and then have to tiptoe across the room mid-class when malasana rolls around. OMG I’m annoying! To see if you’re annoying too, read on…
The Most Annoying People In Yoga Class (drumroll, please…)
The longest and loudest OM doesn’t win. It’s not a freakin’ competition.
R U Guilty: Everyone can hear your OM.
The New Ager
This person is so into crystals, aromatherapy and spiritual vortexes.
R U Guilty: You have a Ganesh tee or a COEXIST bumper sticker
It’s not a fashion show, it’s yoga. Lose the leg-warmers.
R U Guilty: Your look isn’t complete without yoga accessories.
The Yoga BFFs
Downward dog twins who chat, giggle and wear matchy-matchy outfits to class.
R U Guilty: You never yoga alone.
The Super Sweater
Yes, sweating is good… a puddle of perspiration in front of your mat is not.
R U Guilty: You drip on the person next to you.
This is the dude or dudette who can’t follow the flow, they’re too busy doing their own thang.
R U Guilty: You’re in full lotus while everyone else is in child’s pose.
The Tardy Yogi
Class has started and in walks the unpunctual one.
R U Guilty: Everyone has to move their mat to make room for you.