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The Forward Bend

I decide to make some serious, healthier lifestyle changes. And yoga seems like a good place to start. So here I am with my late November resolution of a healthier me, trying to contort my unbending body to somehow make it more ductile. 

A voice from the underworld breaks my reverie, “Why are you making sounds like a hissing monster?”
I open my eyes to behold a laughing and amazed Omar.
“Omar, I am trying to do yoga. Why don’t you go outside or sit quietly here,” I say while trying to straighten my legs which seemed to have bent in opposite directions beyond all manipulation.
“But don’t make these noises, it’s scary," Omar says and settles near my exercise mat to observe my attempts at lifestyle changes.
“Now, what are you doing?” Omar asks as I sit straight and try to somehow hold my elusive toes.
“This is called forward bending. I am supposed to touch my toes,” I tell him while my stubborn body refuses to budge an inch.
“But you are not doing it right” Omar proclaims, sits down near …