Monday, November 1, 2010

40 days of yoga - day 1

i've been thinking about my own yoga practice a lot recently. as a yoga teacher it is sometimes hard to get in my own practice. i'm usually preparing classes for my students and their practice becomes mine. i'm trying to remedy this situation by taking on a self-challenge of 40 days of yoga.

there are only two rules: teaching a yoga class does not count & i must do at least 15 minutes of yoga every day during this challenge. i plan on blogging about my 40 day yoga journey as a way of keeping myself accountable. whether you are a yoga teacher or not, i encourage you to join in the journey of 40 days of yoga with me. namaste

day 1:

- i did 5 minutes of a restorative version of supta baddha konasana today between clients

- after getting home i did 20 minutes of sun salutes, played around with a few balancing poses, supine twists and savasana

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6 comments:

Carolyn said...

That is wonderful! Saraswati where I work/practice is offering something similar which we call "The Happiness Revolution" its practicing yoga everyday whether at the Studio or home! I look forward to reading about your experience! PS I LOVE the restorative pose your in. It is so refreshing at night after a long day at work! xoxo

Hollee Temple said...

I think supta baddha konasana might translate to donkeykingasana. Have a great 40 days!

TheAnalyst said...

Great challenge! Your challenges are always so inspiring!

Sarah said...

your challenges are always inspiring, indeed! i can promise to do 40 days of stretching - after looong years i can reach my feet again =)

Lauren said...

What an awesome challenge idea! I am a few days behind but I am going to follow the rest of your 40 days and do some poses along with you when I can't make it to class!

Wild Tree said...

This is a cool challenge, and its fun being able to see the progress through your blog!
It is very inspiring. I try to practice 3-4 times and do some "mini" practices here and there... once and a while I notice a few days go by and I seriously miss my mat!

I am thinking I will follow suit after the holidays. I think it would be a great way to kick off the new year.. with 40 days of yoga!

:D THANKS!