Photo of Canadian MP Justin Trudeau performing difficult yoga pose goes viral

Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau

This week, a photo of Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau from 2013 has resurfaced and gone viral, accruing over 45,000 shares and nearly 10,000 “likes” on Facebook after being posted by David Gellineau, a Toronto-based yoga instructor.

Featuring Trudeau impressively perched on his desk, the photo shows the politician showing off his mastery of the “peacock pose” or “mayurasana.”

Apparently, his father was equally adept at demonstrating enviable core strength.

Discussing a photo from 1970 that features his father Pierre Trudaeu pulling off the same pose with aplomb, he told CBC that he can do that, too:

Not on the floor, but I do it on railings and on the edge of tables, and stuff. I used to do it an awful lot when I was younger. Now that I’ve hit 40, I’m not quite as able to do it as I used to be.”

But this tweet makes us wonder if he’s still able to pull of the pose in 2016:

No matter. Trudeau has proven himself to be a tremendous ally to the LGBTQ community. He’s the first Canadian PM to ever march in a Gay Pride Parade, and last February, he posthumously pardoned Everett George Klippert, who was imprisoned for homosexuality in 1965.

Earlier this month, he sent a note of encouragement to a gay man who was bullied at work over his sexuality.

h/t: Time

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