Dad is very slowly recovering and I finally came home on Friday night. It is wonderful to be home again! I am so looking forward to resuming teaching on Tuesday. At the moment the sun is shining and it feels like we are slowly emerging from a dark tunnel to a brighter place.
We are on day 15 now, and my dad is so exhausted by this vile virus. But the 111 GP thinks we have passed the crisis point. She said we had done well. I think when she said that the full enormity of it all began to dawn on me. My dad, who is in his 80s, has an underlying lung condition and has Covid. He is in the same house as my mum, who has severe chronic progressive MS. The carer who was with us here is a woman of colour – she is also at high risk. My teacher Mimi talks about something called ‘pendulating’ – essentially when something is too much to deal with, you steer your thoughts away from that thing and come back to it later. And that is what I am doing as much as I can. Continue reading
Things to be grateful for:
- My dad is still alive and we are on day 11 of covid.
- Mum still has no symptoms.
- I am grateful for Tim, Lottie, Grace and Alex. I can feel their love even though we are not physically together.
- I am grateful for Gwenny who is an Angel in human form.
- I am grateful for Kelly who is an Angel in human form.
- I am grateful for the GP who Continue reading
Following the Prime Minister’s advice this evening to avoid non-essential contact to protect public health, I feel the responsible thing to do is suspend my public classes until these challenging times have passed.
I am in the process of setting up online classes for anyone keen to keep practising yoga at home. Details are still to be confirmed, but if you’re interested in joining this virtual community of yogis and yoginis then please message me your email address and I will be in touch very soon.
In the meantime look after yourselves and each other. Hopefully see you soon online 😊
Given the events in the news surrounding Coronavirus, I have put in place two changes to how I run my classes, to try to follow best practice.
Firstly, I am advising students to bring their own yoga mats, to minimise the change of cross-contamination. If you don’t have one, they are widely available from many sources including Amazon who sell the mats I have been using. I will still bring a few mats along just in case anyone forgets, though.
For the same reason I am also suspending use of eye pillows for the time being. These are also widely available to buy eg here on Amazon if you would like to bring your own.