12/20/16 1- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EkjlkYVzpA and Power Yoga Class
12/21/16 – https://www.doyogawithme.com/yummy-30-yoga
12/22/2016 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFM2Y17yD-0
12/23/2016 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyFNz8zJSdw
12/24/2016 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AREYint3ijo (This got my heart rate up and sweating!)
12/25/2016 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-Zgus9Cy8M
12/26/2016 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qT4xNS0Ws8&t=25s
12/27/2016 – Power Yoga Class
12/28/2016 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLAS3KyMsgw&t=445s
12/29/2016 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FscDZp1L4Nw&t=121s
12/30/2016 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD2eanJ3N_A&t=91
1/1/2017 – New Year’s Day Yoga Class
1/2/2017 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzVKC4enalM
1/3/2017 – Power Yoga Class
Still going strong… I had some back pain earlier in the challenge and woke up on New Years Day with a stiff neck. Ugh. Stretching through it though.
I went to New Year’s Day Yoga at the Lotus Pond. It’s my second year going and it is just beautiful. After the class we write what we want to let go of from 2016 and what we want to receive in 2017. We place our cards a fire when we are done.
I want to let go of the chaos from 2016, and I want to remain calm in the midst of the storm in 2017. All and all, 2016 was an amazing year- there isn’t much more I would change – but to keep doing what I’m doing because good things are happening.
Happy New Year!
I just completed a 30 Day Yoga Challenge. It wasn’t anything official. It was just me thinking ahead to the hectic holiday season that always stresses me out and saying “you gotta do something to keep yourself in check.” So off I went.
I would search YouTube and fit in a 5 minutes, 10 minutes, or 20 minutes video, or maybe I’d hit up my standing Tuesday night class.
A few days in, I was like, “wow. I feel good. I’m sleeping good. I’m not as stressed. The holidays aren’t totally overwhelming me. I’m not such a bitch to my kids.” And it was sorta like a drug. I keep wanting more. So I made my way through 30 days missing a few here or there. I never knew a neck roll could feel so good. And pigeon pose hurts so good.
Then I went to a work meeting and had lots of fun and forgot all about yoga (except for one day – which actually was the 30th day of the challenge!).
But now I’m back for another 30 day challenge. I need more of those feel good feelings. I need peace. I need to be present for my kids, husband and job. I need to keep my cool when all hell is breaking loose (we just got a puppy – I’m losing my mind second to second!).
I really like DoYogaWithMe.com and they have a 30 day yoga challenge coming up. It’s the first time they’ve done this, so I don’t know what it will be like, but I signed up for an extended challenge. https://www.doyogawithme.com/30-day-challenge
Here is what I have done so far for this new challenge:
1: 12/20/16 10 min https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EkjlkYVzpA AND my Tuesday night yoga class
2: 12/21/16 30 min https://www.doyogawithme.com/yummy-30-yoga
Whenever I set an intention in class I always come to FOCUS. So that is what I’m working on, and I’ll probably be doing that for a long time until I master it.
Yoga is my church. My salvation. My strength.