hi, i need some opinion related to yoga classes. the opinion i need is more related to body image. I am a 34 year old guy with hairy legs. i am conscious of my hairy legs and hesitate to wear shorts in yoga class. I wear yoga pants during yoga class coz I assume the women in the class might find my hairy legs yucky. however, i may be wrong in my assumption. maybe the women in my class dont find it yucky. i want to wear shorts. what should i do? Can you give me your opinion on this?
Asked by superdinorocks29
Dear Unsure About Shorts,
Your hairy legs are totally natural, and totally YOU. I say embrace your manliness and rock those shorts.
I sense that you are self-conscious because you want to attract rather than repel women. The woman (singular) who is right for you will love you and your hairy legs. So fear not, those pins are a helpful tool in eliminating ineligible candidates and are actually working in your favor.
We go to yoga to become comfortable with ourselves, to get to the heart of life and let go of the unimportant superficiality.
The women (and men) in yoga class are probably more tuned in to their breaths, the instructions of the teacher, maybe the music, or even their own imperfections that they imagine everyone judging them for.
Love yourself and others will too :)