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.
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.