my doc quit yoga

He did and he told me that he did and he told me why. I like my appointments with him because we have honest conversations.

This is what I heard him say to me on the day of my 2021 physical exam.

“Miss Louise, I went to yoga classes regularly for about a year and a half and eventually quit because I didn’t find I was ‘getting anything’ from the instruction.”

“I just got so sick and tired of being instructed by some flexible bendy super in shape younger woman in spandex. Those classes moved too fast for me and left me feeling defeated and like an outsider. I did find a male instructor who had a little more time for me than the young woman. At that point I just said, screw it, so I went right to the front of the class and set up right next to the teacher in order to get the best instruction possible. It occurs to me that over time he didn’t appreciate my attendance. I stopped going to class. I originally went because I made a promise [to Norman] that I would try yoga and I would like to do this, but I just didn’t feel right there.”

My instinct tells me that my doctor ‘was not seen’. I have to guess that he is just over 50 years old, has average strength, flexibility and mobility and is hoping to regain some of the body that he has known. This man is no slacker, so what happened? Will he get back to yoga? For now he is active and running road races and marathons to raise donations for cancer research.

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