We all have many different versions of ourselves – but in Sarah Manning’s case, those versions have totally separate bodies and lives. She is the main character in Orphan Black, a British sci-fi show which earned well-deserved praise over its five season run. It’s pro-science and pro-female in all the best ways.
Sarah is cool and street-wise, having bounced around foster homes as an orphan (she thinks). But she comes to find out she is actually a clone, as are her many “sestras,” or sisters, who have totally different personalities. They are all played by the fabulous Tatiana Maslany, who makes continually makes you forget she is the only actress playing the clones.
Of course we all have our favorite, the one we identify with the most. But if we’re being honest with ourselves, we probably have a bit of each of them in all of us – even in yoga class. Who are you today?
Sarah: You’re way too cool for school, or at least for yoga class. Today you’ll be striking your poses in an abandoned alley, maybe after a few shots to loosen things up. Post a pic of your Warrior I on your IG account, making sure there’s graffiti in the background.
Allison: Sure, you say you hate yoga. But no self-respecting suburban housewife can resist it forever. You couldn’t be more ready for the vinyasa flow class you booked last week at the best rated studio. Lululemon yoga pants are hugging your waist, razor back tank top is up top with coordinating sports bra. Pony tail is perfection. Your jade yoga mat is neatly in its sling. Holy fishsticks, this will be good.
Rachel: You can’t help but keep notice the yogi next you and her oh-so-amazing wheel pose. With her up in the air, the teacher will never help you out of bridge pose. You might just to put a little something in her water bottle before next time. You know, just to help out the whole class.
Cosima: The zen of yoga is very cool to you, but you aren’t going to take the time out from your research for class. Just roll out your yoga mat with the swirly flowery design and zone out for a bit, then do the poses you know will suit your specific anatomy. All that, until of course you find the perfect partner – then you can make crazy yoga together.
Helena: You love that everybody’s messy in this yoga class – or is a pottery class? Eh, who knows. It’s sweaty and simple in here, and you like their hairs. It’s fun to pretend to be animals with your sestras. It will be a pleasant day working and shopping and yogaing. Hopefully lots of jello after.