You know those moments in your yoga class when you’re just not sure what to do? You need to fart… You did fart… The person next to you stinks… You need to pee, are you allowed to leave?
Obviously, every teacher has a different take on the “right” way to handle these situations, but I found one that I feel has a pretty down to earth attitude about it to get these questions answered for you.
You know those yoga class questions that you’re dying to know the answer to but you’re not quite game to ask?
Like if it’s really ok to fart? Or what to do if the person next to you stinks?
Well, yoga teacher, Ann Pizer, wrote an awesome article for about health that has you covered.
Here are four of the taboo topics she covered:
1. [Top Of Every Yogi’s List] Farting: How should I handle it?
Passing gas while practicing yoga is actually very common (prenatal yoga classes are the worst!). You’re moving your body in ways that will stir up your guts, which is a good thing. We’re all adults here, and farting is perfectly natural. I say, gauge the mood of the class and act accordingly–just like you would at, say, a cocktail party. If the class is light-hearted and casual, you might humorously acknowledge your emission. If the teacher and students are dead serious, pretend that nothing untoward has occurred. And maybe think about skipping those beans at lunch next time.
Makes sense to me. But what do you do when the person next to you stinks so much it becomes a serious distraction?