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July 24, 2012 | 11:58pm ET
Yoga your ass off
 TFP Lifestyle Columnist Carrie Oehm explains why yoga works for everyone.

Let's face it, working out is an essential part of a lot our lives. Today's society has made it clear that skinny and fit people are what we call "hot" -- they're typically the people we desire and are immediately attracted to.

However, people work out for a variety of different reasons. Whether it's for personal reasons, health reasons, or maybe it's because they just watched the Victoria's Secret fashion show while eating a giant bowl of extra fudge ice cream with whipped cream and caramel sauce on top.

It doesn't really matter the reason. In reality, no one cares why you do it; I mean, maybe your 6-foot jack show of a boyfriend does, but he doesn't matter, right? Right.

You win some, you lose some.

Anyways, I'll just be the bearer of big bad news and give it to you straight up: people in this world tend to be superficial and judgmental, especially when it comes to someone's looks.

Everyone seems to focus on the way someone's body looks in tight clothing, provocative Halloween costumes, or at the beach, the pool, or anywhere you have to dress half naked.

So why wouldn't you want to look good and rub it in these judgmental people's faces that you look better than them?

I mean, please do not announce on every form of social media that you are at the gym busting your balls; that's just annoying and once again, no one cares.

However, if you're a girl going to yoga class and accidently change your BBM status, no ones going to hate it.

Just think about it, a room full of girls (and the occasional man) wearing tight yoga pants doing flexible poses? What better image could a guy imagine?

And girls -- don't hate on this, just join the fun.

Girls that do this don't just love this workout because it sounds hot; they love this workout because it makes them seem deep, chill and meditative. Even though many of them are probably none of these things.

Don't get me wrong, half the crew in that chill and quiet room consider themselves spiritual gangster and are in love with the workout. For others, the hour yoga class is the chance to change up their manipulation tactics, decide what they're going to wear out on the weekend, or what they want for lunch. #justkidding

Yoga is a workout that makes you look lean and fabulous.

Who wouldn't want to look like Jennifer Aniston? This woman swears by this workout, and let's get real, she's killing it.

However, yoga is not just for woman. Many men, and numerous hockey players, swear by it, too.

In fact, yoga is a very popular workout within the hockey world.

It helps players keep limber, strong, and allows them to become more flexible, which will help them become less prone to injury.

Rumor has it that Ryan Getzlaf, Joe Thornton, Tim Thomas, and many more successful NHL players enjoy and love the exercise, so why not try it, right?

One last pointer guys: please stick to wearing Lululemon boxers and skip the very tight Lululemon short shorts or pants. Leave these goodies for the women in your class ;)

Carrie Oehm is a Lifestyle Columnist for


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