I started to have an interest in yoga when I was 18 and stopped dancing. Yoga was a way for me to still be active and continue to work on my flexibility. Quite a few yoga poses I was doing had actually been taught to me through stretching and warm up exercises while in dance lessons. This year, 2017 a lot of things have happened I feel like I need to get back to practicing yoga and achieve a sort of inner calmness. I discovered Adriene Louise, her free yoga videos and her 30 Days of Yoga Series on Instagram this summer. Here’s the Playlist: 30 Days of Yoga
30 Days of Yoga
Whenever I practice yoga I always feel better. So I thought why not feel great everyday for a month. Everyday for the month of November I will practice yoga for at least 20 minutes. Whether that be a yoga video for that particular day or attending a yoga class in my community. Two yoga studios in my city that I want to try are In Fine Feather and East Uptown Yoga. Both studios offer community classes and as a student, I prefer to attend these classes. Yoga community classes are based on donation, usually $5 instead of the regular $10-$15 a class.
Something else I want to challenge myself to do is meditate more often. I have done meditation once this summer, on a beach and it was an amazing experience. My goal is at least once per week. One reason I want to try In Fine Feather and East Uptown Yoga is because they both offer Meditation classes. I can’t meditate on my own so, it’s very helpful when someone can guide you through.
During this challenge I will be including my mom in all the studio classes I attend and inviting her to do the videos along with me. Also, I invite you to join along to do the 30 Days of Yoga with me; it’s free online and in general is a good act of self-care.
We welcome you to share your thoughts about the 30 Days of Yoga Series and yoga in general in the comments below. We would love to start a conversation with you!
Peace and Love,