Body and Soul Yoga

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This page is for anyone whose first language is not English.  Even fluent speakers may not always be able to follow directions in a yoga class and language intended to help understanding might even confuse you more.  For example, what does the teacher mean if she says "Roll up slowly like a rag doll"?  ESOL students at Redbridge College can join my Wednesday or Friday afternoon yoga classes at Ilford Campus where I check and explain puzzling/confusing vocabulary within the class.  Every week I will add the new words to the list below.

Rag Doll

A childrens' soft toy made of cloth/material without joints or hard parts. 


Roll up slowly like a rag doll = When the top part of your body is hanging down from the waist, slowly come up to standing as though you have no muscles or bones in your body.