Yoga for abs

Dear Yogis

What a beautiful morning after a week of grey! Before setting off for my favourite gym, I want to suggest something un-yogic! Last Sunday I did a workshop on the Building Blocks to Jump-Through & Jump Back (catastrophically devoid of either, my feedback was detailed!) and then went to meet a weights coach for a private session. If you get the chance, do the latter. You will achieve more, gain more self knowledge, and dread the sight of stairs for a few days! That’s ok; it’s good to work hard and feel the muscles.

My session involved four drills, mostly addressing my weak lower abs, (I can’t do a hanging leg lift, not even to bring my legs up to 90°): dead-lifts (30kg with the bar and one 24kg dumbbell) supine lower-abs curls (weight disk on legs and holding 2.5 kgs), squats (holding 14kgs to chest) and split squats. I just couldn't recommend it more. He's happy for me to recommend his coaching to yogis! We met in Broadgate so If you work near there and you’re interested, I’ll put you in touch.

Home Studio

Pregnancy yoga! It’s time! The Tuesday 6.00-7.00 will now be a pregnancy yoga class starting next week. I have teacher training in pregnancy yoga and I’ve been asked over and over again to provide a specific class. It’s here! One person has already booked. Please pass this email on to anyone you know who might be interested.

It’s been a great week in my lucky Home Studio with the usual sprinkling of regulars and newbies. Headaches made an appearance too so here’s an article that might be of interest if a busy day continues to pound away in your head like a drum kit. Try not to skip a yoga practice.

Yoga in the news

Very exciting to read that a Chihuahua festival in Gerrards Cross in August will attempt to break the official Guinness World Record for the largest dog yoga class, currently held by Hong Kong and their 270 dogs.

Thank you for all your lovely feedback and your endless enthusiasm. Have a lovely weekend.