Paranormal Yoga

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Something paranormal just happened.  It’s on par with that girl in the Exorcist spinning her head around and making that awful sound that scares the hell out of me more than two decades later. It’s on par with alien abductions and crop circles and the continued success of PopTarts on grocery store shelves.

During my practice this morning – I’m reluctant to say this – I liked Triangle Pose.

Don’t scream. It only lasted for about three seconds, until i realized I was enjoying it. When the shock hit, my torso seized, my hamstrings yanked, and it was all I could do not to collapse on the floor. No sounds came out of my mouth, there are no alien probes evident anywhere on my body, and I’m still certain I’ll never eat another PopTart. But life as I know it has changed.

I have loathed (just a second, isn’t “loathed” an extreme word? Yes it is, and it is no exaggeration) Triangle Pose FOR EVER. And ever. I did not see that changing in this lifetime.

What else can I do at this point but ask for your thoughts? Has that ever happened to you?  With what pose? Is this enlightenment? Did it last or was it a one time thing?

Thanks to paranormal yoga for the shock of a lifetime, and thanks to you for the conversation.

(Yours in bewilderment)


Kristin Shepherd is a chiropractor, actor, and speaker (about All Things Wonderful) in North Bay, Ontario. She may, for three seconds, have been as enlightened as the serene, blue lady pictured above. Join her (Kristin, not the blue lady) on the web at, on Facebook at Dr. Kristin Shepherd, and on Twitter at kristinwonders.

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