Bring on the asanas

Last night at my yoga class, the teacher was talking about intercostal muscles and he used a guy from class to show where and what he was referring to.  I’ve seen this guy around for the past year, and, well, he’s a very attractive guy with an incredibly incredible body.  I’ve never talked to him, but I figured that he was in his late twenties, maybe early thirties. 

So, the yoga teacher is pointing to his muscles and he says something about him being almost sixty years old. 

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and, also
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I know it was horribly rude of me, but after class I walked up to him and said, You are NOT sixty years old.

He said, Well, no.  Not quite, not for four more years.  I’m fifty six.

My mission is to sneak a picture of him with my phone or something, because I swear it’s the most amazing miracle I have ever witnessed and I will never ever ever EVER stop doing yoga.  I can’t get over the fact that I was off on his age by almost thirty years and while I thought he was younger than me, he’s actually old enough to be my father.

Moving on.

Because I’m a weirdo, I bought this book (the top one) at the used bookstore I love:

Anomalies

Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine was first published in 1896 and it’s a total pageturner.  One of the more fascinating tales so far was the story of Edward Mordake, which you can read here.  I was not at all surprised to find that while there isn’t much information available about Poor Edward, Tom Waits wrote a song about him and this guy made a claymation video to go with:

One last thing: if you’re a regular reader of Savage Love, don’t miss Dan Savage’s column this week.   Bring your hankie.

7 thoughts on “Bring on the asanas

  1. Lin

    Well, sneak that pic. I want to see it. And the Savage column: just perfect. How could a mother not love such a son, rainbows or not.

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  2. mamadaisy

    the first time i took a class with my favorite yoga teacher, i thought she was 30ish. when i got up close to her to talk afterwards, i could see from her face that she was 60. but with the body of a fit 30 year old! i miss yoga.

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  3. jenijen

    yeah — i am convinced in the magical powers of yoga. and Lin! I talked to that guy more tonight and maybe i will be able to get a photo. i didn’t ask yet, but i will keep an eye out for him and see if he’s game to be blogged (more specifically than he already was)

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  4. jennifer m ramos

    Heck, I think you should approach the guy and tell him you want to take his picture to remind you about WHY you never want to stop doing yoga. I’ve never done yoga. I think by the time I’m 35, I’ll look 56, so take the picture for me šŸ™‚

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  5. jenijen

    jennifer – i think i will ask him. worst he can do is say no and not talk to me ever again.

    lisse – do it! try and find a good place to go, tho. in my experience, yoga at the gym isn’t so superfabulous.

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