How to Handle a Fart in Yoga Class. It happens
to almost every yoga practitioner at some point: You’re contorting yourself into a pose
when you let one rip. Here’s what to do next — and how to help prevent future flatulence.
You will need Preemptive farts Poker face Cough, sneeze, or exhale Scapegoat Wind-relieving
pose and class with dogs (optional). Step 1. Before yoga class, do a few pre-emptive
farts by practicing poses that tend to stimulate them — like extended knee to nose and locust.
Step 2. 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. Step 3. If you react fast enough, try covering it up with a hacking cough, a vigorous
sneeze, or a loud exhale. Step 4. 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_.” Attend a yoga class that allows dogs so you
can blame your fart on the nearest animal. Step 5. 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. Did you know The average person farts about 14 times a day.