Before getting into tattooing, Katzen was a contortionist, fire eater and juggler, performing on the streets of Key West, Florida.
Yoga for the Rest of Us by Peggy Cappy stresses that yoga can and should be done by all people - you don't need to be "young, thin, or a contortionist".
That said, it is certainly possible to tie a back-lacing corset yourself, but you need to allow extra time and be a bit of a contortionist.
DG: Well, the options are immediate. [laughs] You can simply become a good contortionist -- there's one option.