“Oh this is so exciting. It’s like being taught by the rebel leader from Stargate” A new student is pretty excited after class. Apparently a yoga session ending with a deep svasana can cause the mind to play tricks. Is the yoga equivalent of the runners high or perhaps it is more like the effect of alcohol on perception 🙂 “ I can’t wait to tell my nerdy friends” she continued excitedly. We continued to talk after class. Me trying to sell her on the benefits of yoga, she waiting to hear the plans for my next rebel uprising.
Strange? Well no, only in that I did not know who this doppleganger was. Such is the power of the Yoga high that I have been compared to some pretty high profile characters. I am not kidding, but before I let this ego get to bigger, let’s examine a few. You be the judge.
Jean Luc Picard. Star Trek’s intrepid leader. Ok I guess I can see this one. A bold guy with an English accent. Having exhausted the body and then spent 5 minutes inhaling China gel I can see someone might make this stretch (ouch sorry). But look closer no beard, oh and I don’t own any of those cool Star Trek uniforms. At least I have never been likened to William Shatner 🙂
Andre Agassi. This must have been a seriously hard class. Note to self don’t push the group to hard. Seriously I never had hair that long even when I had hair and I doubt Rogain could save me now. Maybe Andre’s dad is who I resemble. Andre was at a book signing in Menlo Park a year back and come to think of it he did give me a long stare. He expression clearly saying “Is that you dad?”
Sean Connery. I am starting to like this Yoga high thing, I wonder how long it lasts? The only thing Sean and I have in common is a British accent and a passion for Aston Martin motor cars. The last gun I owned fired potatoes.
May be I should post one of these pictures as my facebook profile. See if anyone is fooled once the effects of svasana have worn off 🙂