John Boehner, who handed the Speaker’s gavel to Paul Ryan last week, once took a yoga class with his successor.

Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” he started doing yoga last year, taking a class with Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, and Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.).

{mosads}Boehner, who is known to have back problems, rarely has discussed yoga, instead focusing more on his golf game. 

He said the exercises are not so much about centering him. “It’s more about stretching,” he told CNN’s Dana Bash.

“I’m not tying to be a yogi here. I’m just doing some yoga,” he quipped.

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