And no doubt deeply painful to my friend Laksmi, who clearly has NOT been practicing her voodoo on my backbends, which suck some serious ass. II thought we had a deal, man? Now, I know there’s a lushly redheaded Barbie with my kundalinquist headband on it, but I also know that she hasn’t been doing her backbends. Has she? Nope, didn’t think so. Because if she were out there in the Pacific Northwest working her magic, I wouldn’t be wincing in discomfort every time I have to lift up into a backbend. And my updogs wouldn’t look like total shit. Don’t tell me you didn’t notice.