Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

Dear Yogis

The week whisked by in electrified haste. Of course, it’s hard to get through seven days without someone telling me they are not flexible enough for yoga. The latest, an athletic cyclist, left me marvelling at how many people want to tell me that they can’t touch their toes. It’s a sweet confession.  Soon he’ll find out that he’ll wow the crowds with the muscularity of his chaturangas! And then we will need calming music...

I often get asked about the music I play in class. Here’s a list of a few, with links:

Home Studio

We had our first pregnancy yoga class on Tuesday and more have booked for next week. The time is 6.00-7.00pm. If you can’t make it there’s plenty online that you can do. Try this with Katy Appleton who is a pregnancy yoga teacher trainer.

Last night I had a request to include Lotus Pose – Padmasana. Unfortunately, Lotus doesn’t just come when summoned but it is a posture that is achievable. I never thought my body would let me have this one... and then it did! Here are a couple of things you can do: the simple Ashtanga Primary Series leads up to it eventually; a Jason Crandell Essential Sequence; and, the thing that finally, surprisingly, gave me Lotus, Jim Bennitt supine pigeon-to-Lotus. Here’s a clip that gives a hint of what to do. I’ll show you if this is something you want to try.

There are plenty of places next week. Book a class.


This Sunday I have Ashtanga Yoga 2nd Series Workshop with Andy Gill. Join me. Don’t forget that Lululemon has free yoga. They provide yoga mats and just ask that you get there 15 minutes early. Sweaty Betty also has free classes.

Whatever you do this weekend, have fun!