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What's the most "un-yogic" impulse you had during class?

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OK, so I understand the concept of ahimsa, but, I still kill flies if they're inside my house. I understand this can bother some people, so, if that includes you, please stop reading!

It's spring time, so we get these giant flies that like to come indoors - they buzz so loudly that I think they're bumblebees, and it startles me usually.  I honestly think if the buzzing wasn't there, I wouldn't mind as much (since they don't bite like mosquitoes). So, I just killed one at my house the other night, by turning off all the lights, and once he landed on my computer monitor, I smacked him so hard with a flyswatter that he fell down right away. Good, he didn't have to suffer.  Anyway, I got a little proud of myself for my whacking skills because my husband has definitely missed before!

So, the other day we were winding down at the end of class, so I knew shavasana was coming near. But, then, giant fly buzzes overhead, and I instinctively reel back. And then, I thought, "Let me whack him hard with my yoga block! Or roll up my mat to use! I can get him!"  I laughed to myself, thinking how appalling and disruptive that would have been.  I did let the fly go, and luckily he found some other place to buzz around during shavasana.

Anyway, I found this whole circumstance amusing - so I was wondering, has anyone had some un-yogic impluse that they did or did not act upon during class? Something you would normally do outside of yoga class but felt it was inappropriate during class?

 

 

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When I get to class, before it starts, I lie down on my mat in the nice warm room and start falling asleep. When the teacher arrives I'm so disappointed he/she has interrupted my nap. I could honestly just pay to sleep there for 1.5 hours on the floor.

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4 hours ago, Jasmine said:

When I get to class, before it starts, I lie down on my mat in the nice warm room and start falling asleep. When the teacher arrives I'm so disappointed he/she has interrupted my nap. I could honestly just pay to sleep there for 1.5 hours on the floor.

I don't have my teacher's certificate, but if you want you can sleep on my floor. I charge only $20 for an hour an a half long sleep/class. :P

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3 hours ago, LarryD517 said:

I don't have my teacher's certificate, but if you want you can sleep on my floor. I charge only $20 for an hour an a half long sleep/class. :P

28 degree Celsius room, nag champa, some nice music and candles and I'm there! 

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17 minutes ago, Jasmine said:

28 degree Celsius room, nag champa, some nice music and candles and I'm there! 

28 degrees Farehheit (during the winter, I'll leave the windows open);  I'm really good at nagging (just ask my kids); I'll install Pandora; my wife has some yahrzeit candles (I'll let you google that one) in the cabinets, okay

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I've found myself questioning an online instructor's sanity (and parentage) while doing a class that deeply disagreed with my body and my limits. Yelling at my computer was not one of my more dignified, let alone yogic, moments. Oops.

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HA HA HA @yogafire. It's funny you bring up flies during yoga. I was in downward facing dog the other day and this giant fly was buzzing around my head and I just couldn't take it. My "zen" was broken. I stopped doing yoga and killed that fly - laughing like a maniac when I was successful - before returning to my yoga calm as ever. :) I hate flies! They are not yoga friendly!

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