Daily English 1001 - Practicing Yoga
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Rosaria: What’s the matter?
Victor: I just got back from my first yoga class and I was sorely disappointed.
Rosaria: I’ve heard that yoga is very good low-impact exercise and helps with stress relief. It’s supposed to calm the mind and strengthen the body.
Victor: Yeah, right.
Rosaria: It sounds like you had a bad experience. Did you have a bad teacher?
Victor: The teacher was fine. I learned about mantras and chakras, I learned breathing techniques, and I tried a few basic poses.
Rosaria: That all sounds right from my own experience, such as it is. But, there are a lot of different types of yoga. Maybe you need to try a different kind.
Victor: The problem wasn’t the kind of yoga being practiced. It was the class.
Rosaria: Were the mats uncomfortable?
Rosaria: Was it too cramped?
Rosaria: Then what was the problem?
Victor: There was too much testosterone in the room.
Rosaria: You mean you were in a class with just men?
Rosaria: And that was a problem?
Victor: Do you think I would be taking a yoga class if I weren’t trying to meet women?!
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