31-Day Yoga Challenge

31-day-yoga-challengeDo you practice yoga as often as you’d like to? Or are you new to yoga and just want to try it out?

Practicing yoga every day can make huge improvements in your life — from your flexibility to your mind-body connection. After all, yoga is a type of meditation in itself.

If you’d like to get more yoga into your life, then please join my upcoming 31-Day Yoga Challenge, it’s FREE!

Yoga for Mental Flexibility

When I first started practicing yoga over 15-years ago, I was so tight, I could hardly move my body. I asked my yoga teacher what I could do to become more flexible, and her answer was “practice yoga every day”.

Over the years I’ve come to realize that yoga is not necessarily about becoming more flexible on your mat, however it is definitely about more mental flexibility. The more often I practice yoga, the better I feel — mind, body, and soul.

Fitting in a Daily Yoga Practice

Fitting in a daily yoga practice can be a challenge in itself. When we were recently at the Chopra Center’s week-long Meditation & Yoga Retreat we loved our twice-daily yoga classes with the amazing Claire Diab. If you’re in New Jersey, be sure to check out her classes.

Since coming home from our retreat we’ve attempted to get to our yoga classes on a more regular basis. We take a great yoga class at our gym three times a week. And we took one fantabulous class with Tara Stiles when she visited StralaSeattle recently.

Playing on Your Yoga Mat

Sometimes, however, life just gets in the way of our making it to class. Lately it’s been kittens! Having new kittens is SO much fun that sometimes we just want to stay home and PLAY with them instead of playing on our yoga mats.

And yoga really is a form of PLAY. It should not be a chore, it should not be hard work. Yoga is meant to be FUN. If you’re not having FUN with your yoga class, try another class or a different instructor until you are having FUN.

Some forms of yoga are more strict and formal, so find one that works well for you.

Join Our 31-Day Yoga Challenge

Last night my husband Kirk and I were lamenting not getting to yoga as often as we’d like to. So we decided to challenge each other to 31-days of Yoga!

Starting December 1st we are gong to attempt to make it to one yoga class per day for 31-days straight. If we can’t find a class on Christmas day, we’ll improvise and do our yoga at home. Finding room inside of our sailboat to do yoga is a bit of a challenge, (not to mention kittens running around our mats), but we’ll make it work.

Will You Join Our Challenge?

Give Yourself the Gift of Yoga

Just think: after practicing yoga for 31-days straight in December, you’ll be ready to kick-start your 2015 with a whole new body and mindset.

A lot of yoga studios offer one-month unlimited passes, so this is a GREAT way to get the most bang for your buck and make each class cost $10 or less. If you are new to yoga, look for new student specials, which can cost even less. Strala Seattle has a 2-week unlimited pass for $40.

Encourage a friend to join you in your yoga challenge. Having someone to hold you accountable can really help you get to class, and it’s also more fun to practice with a friend.

If you prefer to practice yoga on your own, at home, there are lots of great yoga DVDs available. Here are two options: Tara Stiles online course, or try Yoga Transformation: Strength & Energy with Deepak Chopra

Click here to join our 31-Day Yoga Challenge, starting Monday, December 1, 2014.

And please leave the comment “I’m IN!” to let us know that you are joining us in our challenge! Stay tuned for updates on our 31-day yoga challenge on Facebook and Twitter.

10 Responses to “31-Day Yoga Challenge”

  1. Laren Watson

    I’m in!!! Can’t wait. I’ll be doing it at home.

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  2. Laya

    I’m in. Yoga at home via DVD for me! Thanks for the inspiration Heidi.

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  3. Vania

    I am interested in the yoga clessas for heavier people. I have never done yoga, and my flexibility is not where it should be. I am very interested in taking the beginner lessons to help with this issue and relaxation. When and where are these clessas available? Thank you.

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    • Heidi

      Hi Vania, I would recommend looking online in your area for gentle yoga classes to see what you can find. Some yoga studios or gyms offer gentle yoga. Best of luck to you!

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