By Erik Fulkerson
Eric is a student in sunny California, he has been practicing for five years and is inching his way closer and closer to teacher training. Check out his short short story below!
I didn’t wear short-shorts from the beginning because they were not available to me. But that changed on a trip to the Bikram Yoga Studio in Costa Rica. I had been losing weight and my surf trunks were falling off. Not to mention, the long trunks grabbed my knees in awkward and many other poses causing me to adjust them rather than focusing on breathing.
So, I decided it was time to get some short shorts.
The next day before class, I rode my bike early to the grocery store and found a pair of small tight-blue-trunks in the underwear section for $4.99. The shorts had a tag right in front that said Casino (plenty of jokes to go around). I was so excited to get to class and try them out that I had left them on the checkout counter. Luckily, another teacher gave me a ride back to retrieve them.
When I first saw myself in the mirror I thought, “Wow, I can sport these!” My only concern was if they would hold them selves up in forward fold.
While I was tracking down my shorts, the class had filled up with an all girls surf camp! I walked into the room and just thought, “Here you go ladies!” and dove into my practice. Needless to say I practiced with confidence!
Since then I have purchased a true pair of black and red Bikram short shorts and love them a whole lot more. I now prefer using short shorts because of their flexibility the way it allows the teacher to analyze my posture better.
The Casinos have now been retired to my wife’s ‘sexxy dresser’.