Yoga & Pilates

23 Things Yogis Do That Ordinary People Won’t Understand

When you're in savasana and your flatmate thinks you're dead...

1) You regularly wake up at 5am

2) You can help but spot public places think, that looks like a good place to practice yoga

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3) You believe turmeric solves all problems – from skin problems to break ups to your annoying manager at work

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You refer to certain people by their first names, even though you’ve never met them. Despite the fact your non-yogi mates have no idea who Tara or Rachel are…

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You wear leggings 99 per cent of the time

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Other people admire views, you think, wow that would make a great #YogaPose backdrop

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You have an emotional attachment to your yoga mat

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Whenever you see a friend with a new yoga mat, you can help but feel it…

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You couldn’t live without these


You skip nights out because you don’t want to miss yoga practice the next morning

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Lion’s breath means something entirely different to you

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As does downward facing dog

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You get irritated when people pack up early in savasana

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When your yoga teacher leaves the area and you feel like this….

You worry about your “Om” voice

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You know your trikonasana from your badda konasana

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You have odd-looking bruises on your upper arms (thanks to Crow)


You frequently lie on the floor in savasana, freaking out your flatmate who thinks you are dead

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You carry your mat with you everywhere


You sigh when people say yoga is “just stretching”

The prominent men in your life are Patanjali and B.K.S. Iyengar

You swear the full moon affects your mood

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You can’t help but recruit people to yoga…

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Because you know exactly how good it is and want others to feel it too

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