Oh my God! I imagine their Zen moment was totally broken when cops burst into the room. Lincolnshire police were forced to invade a yoga class after a report of dead bodies on the floor.
According to BBC News, cops in England got a report of a potential mass murder in a storefront in Lincolnshire. The call to police mentioned that it looked like, “maybe a cult ritual killing” or a “mass murder” that had just taken place.
The report was, “bodies strewn all over the place”. Local police sprung into action and put the word out about a possible major crime scene. But when police arrived on the scene and burst into the room they didn’t find a Jim Jones-esque murder scene; they found a yoga class that was in their final moments.
The class was performing the “corpse pose” . . . also known as ‘shavasana’ . . . where a person lays on their back with their arms and legs spread out. The corpse pose generally comes at the end of a yoga class and tries to center your energy and create a community of calmness for the rest of the day.
But, you can imagine how that may have looked to someone who was just walking by; bodies everywhere, looking all disheveled and yet kind of organized. Very cult-like.
It took about half a second for the police to recognize what was going on and that there was no mass murder. They apologized and left almost as fast as they came in. They say the person who called it in had, “good intentions”.
The caller may have had good intentions but maybe not much life experience… If you ask me.
As for the yoga shop leader, she said, “My heart goes out to the people who thought I was a murderer, but I can assure you I just hold space for deep relaxation.”
She posted this on social media: