I decided after my hot run this morning (and a bit of lunch) to treat myself to a nice, relaxing yoga stretch in the air conditioning while watching the final moments of today’s stage of the Tour du France. So it was downward dog’s galore as Froome edged out Contador at the finish line in Chorges. Sometimes, what you do before and after your run is as important as the run itself, so I consider this bonus activity and additional musical mention as totally blog-worthy.
Rediscovered an old favorite of mine from way back while doing so, Mike Oldfield’s ‘Tubular Bells‘.
Yes, it starts off a bit creepy with the piano solo that is better known from the William Friedkin film the ‘Exorcist‘, but it grows from there into a complete cacophony of symphonic sound and space.
Of course, I enjoyed this for a completely different reason back in the day but, hey, as it turns out, it’s also perfect for all those bendy twisty pigeon poses and downward dog’s.