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Launch Day!

In January 2020 I decided that this is going to be the year of being brave. I like to choose a word for the year, I’ve usually forgotten it by March, but I know I won’t be forgetting this year’s word in a hurry.

Brave? I wouldn’t necessarily say that waking up on January 15th with a head full of ideas about a yoga podcast was brave. Bloody foolish, more like. What do I know about making podcasts? Or interviewing people? And besides, I can’t stand the sound of my own voice. Why on earth would I want to make a podcast? You can read all about the theory behind the podcast here and you can read all about what you can expect to hear, here. Haha! That’s quite funny.

Feeling the fear and doing it anyway.

I like a project. I like learning new skills. I work better when I’m busy. If I’ve got twenty things to do in a day, I will have a good go at cracking through fifteen of them. If I’ve got three things to do, I’ll be lucky if I get one of them done and I will have wasted three hours procrastinating about doing the other two. Getting to launch day has been a massive effort and I didn’t even have time to hate the sound of my own voice. I’ve listened to it so much now anyway that actually I don’t mind it so much anymore!

As I said yesterday on the No Ordinary Yogi Instagram account (no, I haven’t put any widgets on the website yet – there’s just so much to do), if I’d waited until I had the perfect 3000×3000 pixel artwork for my podcast cover, or if I’d waited until I’d made this website more slick, I would have been waiting forever. Sometimes you just gotta be bad at something for a while and then the more you do it, the better you get. Like yoga!

If you’ve read this far, then you’re obviously interested in what I’m talking about. So here’s my question for you – What are you prepared to be brave about in your life? Be bad at something new. Leave a comment and let me know what you are brave enough to be bad at because I’m a nosey parker and I like to know these things. Also, subscribe to my podcast please! Thanks very much. And if you like the podcast and you want to talk to me about your yoga practice, please get in touch because There. Is. No. Ordinary. Yogi.

Coming soon!

Hello, and welcome to the No Ordinary Yogi podcast. The podcast is not quite ready for the world yet, but it will be here in the very near future.

What’s it about?

I believe there is No Ordinary Yogi.  Every yogi is a beautiful, unique human with their own story to tell.

  • Are you interested in hearing about real-life yogis talking about real-life yoga?
  • Are you interested in yoga but never quite made it onto a yoga mat?
  • Do you have some preconceptions about yoga and you think it’s all navel-gazing and trying to hold in a fart?

In the No Ordinary Yogi podcast, you can listen to yoga students and yoga teachers talk about our practices.  What gets us on the mat?  What keeps us on the mat?  And how has yoga helped us navigate the twists and turns in our lives? Every week I talk to ordinary folk who do yoga.  We share our stories and our experiences both on and off the mat, in the hope we will inspire you to start or continue your yoga practice. It’s also possible we’ll end up talking about farts.