Finding Inner piece


“Now,  VayuMukt-Asana”, our Guru, clad in barely-there spandex, led us.

Watching her , I wonder if she has a spine. Her ribs poke out as she gets into position.  I wonder if she has any flesh.

The Guru’s stare brings me back to my lumpy self. I contort into… a ball of cotton. That’s the best I can do.

“To find my inner chakras”, “To open my third eye”, “For Inner peace”, my classmates responded when asked why they wanted to learn yoga. Me? I just want to find my bones.

“Next, we are going to do the “SuckYourOwnTail-asana”.

I quit.


This  exactly 100 word story is written in response to the 100 word photo challenge and “double-dare” posted by Rochelle Wisoff-Field each week.

Click on the ‘blue frog’  below to read other amazing takes, that fellow Friday Fictioneers have, on the same photo prompt.


35 responses to “Finding Inner piece

  1. Ha.. love the thought of finding your own bones.. I wonder if yoga is the most efficient.. I hope so.. love the name of those positions.


  2. That’s a great lead-in to a sensible decision. Lovely piece of satire.


  3. lol, yoga is one of those exercises that’s supposed to be a good starting point but I can feel the judgment and challenges felt by your narrator very vividly.


    • More than the judgement it was the impossibility of the muscles and bones to mold into some of those ‘asanas’ …My narrator must have joined an advanced class 🙂


  4. Very funny! I’d quit also, who needs bones anyway?


  5. This made me laugh – well done.


  6. Dear Ansumani,

    Yep time to get out of there. Love the play on words in your title.




  7. Yeeks! I reckon if I tried yoga I’d snap. Sounds like a good time to leave.

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  8. It’s just a matter of finding the right guru preferable not one who is VayuMukt cos that can be bit of a gas 🙂
    Nice one.


  9. LOL’ed. Too familiar…:D My knees are supposed to go where? There’s other stuff there already. Great take.


  10. I’m still laughing.
    Namaste my friend.


  11. Great title, and very funny language. I love the poses. Shame she’s quitting, though. Being a ball of cotton is as good a starting point as any, and she’ll find those bones if she perseveres.


  12. Hehehe, I love Yoga, been practicing a very easy form for… fourty years, but still not thin and nimble, not totally stiff either, and it keeps pains and aches at bay. But I never go to classes, I’ve been once, things didn’t seem to have changed since then. Great take on the prompt, very funny.


  13. Ha! This made me laugh. I like the barely-there spandex leader. I know this feeling of being in pain while trying to relax. Yeah, right. Great story!


  14. That’s a great take on this picture. I love the SuckYourOwnTail-asana. 🙂 Funny stuff.


  15. Only one percent of the bodies in the world should ever appear in spandex.
    The rest of us need peril-sensitive sunglasses or strong drink.


  16. A great piece, ansumani. I used to have bones, but you sure can’t count my ribs now. Well done.


  17. My yoga teacher didn’t teach me these two asanas! 😉


  18. I enjoyed this immensely. I like the idea of finding bones but possibly not this way. 🙂


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