Hey beauties, I’ve been thinking about this for a long time-Can 30 days of yoga change my life? The thought of yoga was a very intimating thing for me but it was something that always interested me. All my friends and family use to always tell me your so flexible, and yoga would be a breeze for me (I’m not sure of that now). I wish I would have taken advantage of yoga when I was younger, when I was more flexible and more motivated, yes we all have the typical mindset of “I wish I had done it before”. I always needed a way to jump-start my yoga habit, so, what better way to kick start my journey, then to do the 30-day yoga challenge. I know right off the back it’s not going to be easy, but I’ve heard it’s going to be worth it at the end.
“The purpose of yoga is to create strength, awareness and harmony in both the mind and body”.
The mind flourishes on control. It reacts to experience, stores that feeling and then shoots it back out as a defense mechanism, a means of protection..
Let’s talk about the many benefits of yoga, but not limited:
Physical Benefits: The relaxation techniques incorporated in yoga can lessen chronic pain, such as lower back pain, arthritis, and headaches. Yoga can also lower blood pressure and reduce insomnia. So many more benefits to physical aspects that can help with overall health.
Other physical benefits of yoga include:
- Increased flexibility
- Increased muscle strength and tone
- Improved respiration, energy and vitality
- Maintaining a balanced metabolism
- Weight reduction
- Cardio and circulatory health
- Improved athletic performance
- And many more…
Mental Benefits: Aside from the physical benefits, one of the best benefits of yoga is how it helps a person manage stress, calmness, and spirituality which is known to have overwhelming effects on the body and mind. Yoga can be very effective in reaching a more positive outlook on life.
You may be asking what is it I plan to get out of this? Well, I want to transform my mind, body, and soul. I’m going to aim to do yoga for at least 30 minutes a day the first week or so to see how my body reacts and feel, and make it an hour after that every day for the next 30 days. I do want to make it a part of my routine and end up practicing yoga 2-3 times a week. I want to break my bad habit of just saying I’m going to do it and actually get up and do it! The best part about yoga is there’s no excuse, and no equipment needed, all you really need is a yoga mat, yoga pants, and your body. You don’t even need to go to an actual class, you can practice yoga in your own home, your own space depending on the person you are, and what your preferences are. They are so many 30 days of yoga if you do your research online or on YouTube, but for me, I decided on 30 days of yoga with Adriene. Her YouTube channel which I subscribe to is Yoga with Adriene.
Breakdown of her 30 days of yoga:
- Day 1 ease into it
- Day 2 stretch and soothe
- Day 3 forget what you know
- Day 4 yoga for your back
- Day 5 feel the alive flow
- Day 6 six-pack abs
- Day 7 total body yoga
- Day 8 yoga for healing & meditation
- Day 9 full potential detox practice
- Day 10 10 min of sun salutation practice
- Day 11 shakti yoga practice
- Day 12 yoga for spinal health
- Day 13 endurance and ease
- Day 14 mindful Hatha yoga workout
- Day 15 half-hour half-moon practice
- Day 16 easy breezy beautiful yoga
- Day 17 happiness boost yoga
- Day 18 wonder yoga
- Day 19 breath and body practice
- Day 20 heart practice
- Day 21 joyful home practice
- Day 22 full body awareness
- Day 23 freedom and forgiveness
- Day 24 gentle yummy yoga
- Day 25 dancing warrior sequence
- Day 26 earth practice total body yoga
- Day 27 flexible, fearless, and fun yoga
- Day 28 playful yoga practice
- Day 29 sweet surrender
- Day 30 find what feels good
I’m going to take time to do what makes my soul happy… Have any of you do the 30-day yoga challenge? Or Are you going to try? I would love to hear from you lovelies.
Until next time,