30-Day Yoga Challenge

Hey everyone! It has been a ridiculously long time since I’ve posted anything. Many of you know that in addition to teaching yoga, I am a private teacher for a 9-year-old boy named Charles and so I do a ton of traveling with him and his parents. The last 8 months have been a whirlwind of airports, lesson planning and teaching in an array of locations–both exciting and exhausting!

Recently, we haven’t been traveling as much, which is a much-welcomed reprieve. Most people, upon hearing what I do, tell me how lucky I am and how amazing it must be. And it is, to an extent. But those of you who travel a lot I’m sure can relate that after a while you just want to stay in one place for a while and not think about a suitcase! And so, the first few weeks of fall were glorious; I was able to catch up with friends, TV and sleep! However, the last few weeks of October, I found myself in a terrible routine of staying up late and waking up late, often sacrificing my yoga practice for my couch and The Daily Show and Colbert. While the saying may be that laughter is the best medicine, it appears it can only do so much because I ended up getting sick (and consequently spending more time on the couch!). Then Sandy hit and I officially hit my limit of down-time. I needed to get moving again, and my first step was to get my yoga practice back.

I used to be here...

I used to be here…

...and now I'm here :-/

…and now I’m here :-/

 

So here’s the deal: I will find time to practice every day, even if it ends up being just a few sun salutations. Then I will blog about my experiences here: where I practiced, the style of the class, and anything new or interesting that happened in my class and my own practice that day. Blogging about this challenge will not only help to motivate me more, since I have now shared my challenge publicly, but maybe it will also be helpful to some of you yogis out there! I’m looking forward to seeing where this challenge takes me both mentally and physically as I share these yoga “snax” with you all!

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3 responses to “30-Day Yoga Challenge

  1. nicole

    Colleen, this is very helpful to me, and if you do not mind, I am going to join you on this 30 day yoga challenge, even if it is just a downward dog. I feel you about sacrficing yoga for couch time. I really like watching tv.

    • Jena

      I second nicole’s response entirely. I probably won’t amount to much each day, but doing something over nothing will be a fantastic start. Thanks for posting and I look forward to this journey.

  2. Hi Ladies! I would love for you to join me in this challenge! Jena, even if you just did a few sun salutations in the morning (or whenever you can squeeze them in) it will definitely make a difference. I plan to write about it but I use http://www.yogatoday.com when I can’t get out to a class. They have a different free class each week but it’s also really cheap to join. I hope you both keep me posted on how it’s going!

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