butt cheeks

So as you know, I started teaching yoga a few months ago. It's been so-far-so-good and I really love it. And I'm starting to find my own language in teaching... the phrases that come naturally. The pauses. The intentions. But there's one thing I get a little hung up on: What to call the tushie/bum/buttocks/rumpside/tu-tu during class. I've been experimenting with different words and when I'm already talking about various muscles I, of course, say "gluteus". But that's that's just so... ew. Can't like it. So last night as I was teaching bow pose, I heard the word "butt cheeks" slip out of my mouth. And some students started giggling. And then I started giggling. It was bad. (Laughing in bow pose is really challenging!) The phrase "Butt cheeks" is said a lot around our house. Mainly because my husband is a writer and thinks that those words just sound funny. Cause they do. So we'll say things like: "Veda, get your little butt cheeks over here so we can brush your teeth." And life proceeds as normal. We don't even recognize it as funny anymore. So I guess I didn't realize how much it had become part of my vernacular. To the point where I'd blurt it out during class.

Butt cheeks.

Oh man. It's just embarrassing that I said that. I can't believe it.

So I'm coming clean here in the hopes that it doesn't happen again... I think I need to stop saying it at home too, just as a precaution.