Thursday, September 23, 2010
Why pose in such an unnatural contortion?
If you had the gift (if it is a gift) to be able to contort your body into all kinds of weird and "wonderful" positions, would you think this a good pose? This pose certainly gives a whole fresh, new meaning to bending over backwards. Actually, I would hasten to say this what we call bending over backwards and bending under forwards, all at the same time!
Besides the career prospects as an acrobat, what could be some of the other advantages of being able to twist, bend and turn in this manner? One advantage comes immediately to mind-you could be able to finally freak out those people that have always derived pleasure in freaking you out. It would be a good way to throw your fitness and flexibility levels at their shocked faces!
Having a go at my haters or striving to be the next Harry Houdini do not seem to be good enough reasons for someone to put themselves through this. Whenever I see this picture, I feel like saying "Ouch!" For that reason, I am not about to join join yoga or acrobatics classes anytime soon unless someone cares to give me further motivation as to why anyone would want to pose in such an unnatural body contortion!