For an hour and 15 minutes, 3 or 4 times a week, yoga keeps me sane(r).
A YogaToday subscription, an EcoYoga natural rubber and jute mat, two cork blocks, an organic cotton strap and blanket. Yes I was definitely attempting to ‘tread lightly’ with all of these acoutrements to make up for the electricity I’m burning through by streaming these videos through a modestly large LED TV and amped speakers. The irony is not lost on me.
Eventually I hope to be able to just freestyle it without the aid of the video guides but I’m not sure that’s happening any time soon. Not quite confident enough to just make it up. Plus the production values on the videos are AWESOME – crane shots and the Teton mountains in the background, so they’re just lovely to watch too. (The sound is sometimes a bit ropey but they’ve definitely upped their game in the last couple of years. And the subscription is so bargainous – works out at around £60 for the year, so I can forgive them!)
Then there’s always a good book or two on the go, and the next episode of Supernatural or American Horror Story or a film from LoveFilm to chill out to. But nothing quite compares to the savasana at the end of one of Adi’s vinyasa videos. Aaaaaah…