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.