I went to an Ashtanga yoga class today, and it was clear the teacher wanted me to die -- why else would she think I could stay upside down for five minutes then shoot my legs out under my arms and into a sitting position all in one movement? Or go into a half-lotus position standing up then bend over and touch the floor? Impossible.
We sat in a lotus position with our hands in Namaste position and all chanted OM at the same time. It was so soothing. The teacher said to dedicate our practice to someone who needed positive energy sent her way so I thought of my daughter Katie, who is so stressed out at medical school.
Here she was yesterday at Trafalgar Square. Notice the huge fountains there are silent. They've been stopped because we have an official drought in England. A drought! It's rained non-stop since Easter. We are drowning in water but we have signs all around saying, WE ARE IN DROUGHT. PLEASE CONSERVE WATER.