Just for Fun, a Giggle, and some Inspiraiton

Apr 09, 2013

Several years ago in a yoga class, I farted. Yep. There it is.

Not a girly, cute little toot. Big. Loud. Explosive. FART!!!

Know what happened? 2 people giggled for, like, a second. And class went on.

I didn’t die. I didn’t crumple in humiliation. No one pointed fingers and howled at me.

It was no. big. deal.

I’m telling you this because so many women tell me they won’t do yoga in case they fart. Guess what? Farts are normal, human functions and they happen sometimes. So what?

You might fart in a yoga class. And taking a yoga class might make you feel better. You might get stronger, more flexible and calmer. You might improve your posture and your mental attitude. You might radiate health and vitality.

I encourage you to release the fear of a fart (and any other self-limiting fears) and embrace all the goodness that yoga has to offer.

If you enjoyed or were inspired by what you read, please comment below, Like, Share, and Tweet. With Gratitude, Cathy

4 Responses »

  1. I just want to say a great big THANK YOU for what you do! I am in my 5th week of Level 1 and I feel amazing. I feel my body getting stronger, and more importantly, my spirit getting stronger. I love Yoga Flirt!

  2. You’re welcome, it is our pleasure. Keep doing it, it just gets better and better and better! xo, Cathy

  3. I have been the farter, and the fartee. In both case, no one died! There are so many reasons to avoid doing something you might love, or that simply makes you feel amazing.

    When people say they can’t do yoga because they’re not flexible enough, I get their logic. But how do you ever get flexible if you don’t stretch your muscles and gain flexibility? What they (read: I) really mean is they’re afraid to try because it’s new.

    Change is scary. Most people’s philosophy is “better the hell you know than the heaven you don’t.”

    While I totally understand, it makes for a small life. I want a BIG FULL life, so I try things out of my comfort zone… hmmm maybe someday I’ll fart in class on purpose :)

  4. That was awesome! Thank you for sharing. I can totally relate to that fear. Yes it’s normal, but always a little embarrassing. I think it should be talked about in class and tell all to laugh because it’s ok and it’s funny indeed. Maybe if we expect a laugh (or applause) it will become natural and less embarrassing.
    Everyone farts!

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