Beatles Yoga and Shrimp

This afternoon, when I got back from my run, I saw Dori tweet that she was going to Beatles Yoga.Screen shot 2011-03-12 at 9.55.54 PM.png

I idly clicked through to the @beatlesyoga, and realized the class was at a yoga studio near me that I’ve been curious about. After a crappy run with tight legs, I definitely needed yoga, and a yoga class that plays The Beatles the entire time would have to be fun. (I like The Beatles as much as the next person, but I wouldn’t consider myself a huge Beatles fan…) It would help both my semi-sour mood from my crappy run AND my sore legs. Fabulous. I asked Dori if she minded if I joined, and she didn’t.

The class was a ton of fun and not that hard. In most of the yoga classes I’ve taken at Equinox, I feel like the only beginner in a room full of hardcore yogis. Between my infrequent attendance and perpetually tight runner’s legs, I’m not very good at yoga, so a class that I felt I could be good at AND have fun in was awesome. We did things like roll around in happy baby pose while singing “Hey Jude,” sun salutations to “Here Comes the Sun” and other yoga moves that I don’t know the names of to songs I don’t know the names of. It was such a fun experience, and I’m glad I twitter-stalked Dori.

After getting back from hanging out with Laurel at the Ace Hotel, I made dinner.


Shrimp, kale and carrots stir-fried with sesame oil and soy sauce, served over soba noodles. Easy, healthy, tasty. Oh–and a little bit of sunflower butter for some extrea creaminess.

5 comments on “Beatles Yoga and Shrimp

  1. Elisabeth

    If you feel tight during yoga, try hot yoga. There are two general types – hot yoga in a 95 degree room, and bikram yoga which is 110 degrees and set group of movements. I do hot yoga (vinyasa flow) 5 days a week, and love it. After 2-3 classes you get used to the heat, but it makes a HUGE difference in how loose your muscles get. You do sweat a lot, but as a runner I am sure you are used to that. If you enjoy yoga but feel like you’re not getting the most out of the classes, it may be worth looking into hot yoga, I HIGHLY recommend it!


    1. Theodora Post author

      Thanks. I do need to do yoga more–I know my muscles would be so much looser. And hot yoga’s a good idea–I’ve only ever done Bikram, not regular hot yoga. With my upcoming races, more yoga is probably a great idea!

  2. Dori

    “and other yoga moves that I don’t know the names of to songs I don’t know the names of.” – that made me laugh. So glad you came, that was such a nice, chill, relaxing class!


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