PEOPLE trying yoga for the first time have discovered its unique combination of tedium and extreme physical discomfort.
36-year-old Emma Bradford tried a class on National Yoga Day: “I thought being in pain was, although unpleasant, inherently quite exciting or at least alarming.
“But yoga is so boring that I am didn’t even notice my ligaments detonating as I bent like a human croquet hoop.
“Because the droning of the yoga teacher and the weird sanctimonious vibe make an hour seem like a week, I’m thinking harder about escaping back to normal, fun stuff than I am about being sore as hell for a fortnight.”
Recruitment consultant Tom Booker said: “Yoga has given me an opportunity to ponder the bigger questions like ‘why am I doing this?’, ‘what possible benefit could it have?’ and ‘if I let rip with a loud guff will everyone judge me?’.”