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Learn all the basic yoga poses -- downward facing dog, lotus, plank, and so on -- so you can get toned and find a little inner calmness, too.
You Will Need
- Preemptive farts
- Poker face
- Cough, sneeze, or exhale
- Wind-relieving pose
- Class with dogs (optional)
Before yoga class, do a few pre-emptive farts by practicing poses that tend to stimulate them -- like extended knee to nose and locust.
Didn't get all the gas out? If one escapes during class, simply ignore it. Passing gas is extremely common with yoga. In fact, odds are at least one other person will toot before the class is over -- and you can be assured most everyone else is trying to suppress one.
Cover it up
If you react fast enough, try covering it up with a hacking cough, a vigorous sneeze, or a loud exhale.
Blame someone else
Throw the person nearest you under the bus by pretending the fart came from them. This can easily be achieved by turning to them and saying loudly, "Don't worry about it! It happens to everyone."
Practice wind-relieving pose
If flatulence is a problem outside yoga class as well, practice the wind-relieving pose in private -- designed to do exactly what it says. Then, give some thought as to whether or not fitness classes in enclosed spaces are right for you.