Saturday, December 11, 2010

40 days of yoga - day 40


i must say 40 days went by rather quickly! i enjoyed my 40 day yoga challenge immensely.

on my last day, i did a 30 minute practice in our beautiful 'shanti' yoga room at blissblissbliss. it was very apropos that i totally rocked a headstand on my 40th day!! this headstand was better than any of my previous ones. i was able to go up without using the wall and stay up for about 10 breaths. i was super psyched! i also rocked my wheel pose for about 5 breaths and stayed in crow for about 1... still working on that one ;)

what i've learned during my 40 days:

~ i'm a lot stronger than i give myself credit for
~ it takes time & persistence to achieve harder poses
~ it's good to challenge myself - keeps my pitta happy :)
~ having you cheering me on has helped tremendously!! seriously, more than you know!!
~ finding even a 15 minute window of time can sometimes be hard so just do what you can, when you can.
~ your body starts craving yoga the more you do it!
~ it's good for my body, mind & spirit
~ even a few minutes of yoga per day can make a huge difference on your mood & outlook

if you would like to participate in a yoga challenge but haven't the slightest idea where to start, consider joining yoga journal's 21 day yoga challenge that starts january 10th. i'll be joining the challenge as well, we can do it together!

thank you SO much for following along with my yoga challenge & for cheering me on!!

hugs & namaste

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12 comments:

Valerie @ City|Life|Eats said...

Congratulations - go you!! So proud of you :)

svasti said...

Well done! And I'll sign on to join you in the New Year, because it's so nice to share our yoga practice over the internets! :)

Wild Tree said...

I loved following your Journey, I will definitely look into the Yoga Journal's Challenge.
Thanks for sharing with us! :]

NAMASTE!

Brigid said...

Awesome! I'll be doing the Yoga Journal challenge for sure.
I like your comment about doing what you can, when you can. I think trying to set aside an hour or more for each practice puts off a lot of beginners. Just a few poses will help set you up for the day.

Donica said...

Whoot! Congratulations. I may just see you on that 21 day challenge!

Mindy said...

Yay! So proud of you Melita! And Congrats on rocking your headstand - must be an awesome feeling :-)

Namaste,

Mindy

Elisse said...

Eek! You did it! Congratulations!!!!

Y is for Yogini said...

F-yes! Rockstar. Brilliantly done! :) xoxox

bobby (dRX) said...

Inspired to join in the next challenge! =)

Sara said...

Congratulations on the headstand! And thanks for the tip about the yoga challenge - I think I'm going to join in! :)

TheAnalyst said...

Yay! Congrats!

Carolyn said...

Truly phenomenal!! I can barely squeeze in one yoga class in a month (terrible!).