30 Day Challenge – Daily Yoga

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Today starts a new 30 day challenge for me.  Wont you join me?  For the next 30 days I am going to attempt to practice yoga every day.  I am going to shoot for at least 20 minutes per day, more when I have the time.  I have been practicing yoga for about 5 years now.  I enjoy it very much and find it to be quite beneficial.  I have written other posts about the benefits of yoga – my blog is called Om Seeking Balance after all.

During the five years I have practiced I have attempted, and not always succeeded, at trying to practice yoga on a regular basis.  I belonged to a yoga studio that I really loved, but it  closed.  I then tried several others in my area, but none of the schedules worked out well for me.  I bought books and dvds, but did not stick with any of those.  I practiced yoga at the 24 Hour Fitness, but I didn’t feel it was a very authentic practice so that fell by the wayside as well.

I joined a studio/fitness center called Training Camp two years ago.  It is very near my home and I like the atmosphere a lot.  The problem is  the  offerrings that suit my yoga needs are  limited. to 2 classes a week  The focus of Training Camp is hot yoga, which doesn’t really work for me.  I am at the stage in my life where I tend to be hot most of the time and I really don’t think it is healthy to exacerbate that by doing yoga in a super heated room.  I tried it once and it did not make me feel good so I am not inclined to try it again.  The only yoga classes that are not super heated are 2 lightly heated Ashtanga classes.  I would prefer they not be heated at all and allow the bodies in the room to heat the space which is how the Ashtanga Yoga is supposed to be practiced, but I like the teacher so I put up with the heat.   It is sometimes difficult for me to get to those two classes each week due to my work schedule.

I don’t really want to join another studio or gym,  but at some point I may  since it is not making good economical sense for me to have a monthly membership at a studio that has such limited yoga offerrings that meet my needs.  They offer boot camp classes which I may try going back to at some point so I will keep paying the monthly rate for now and take advantage when I can.

I decided I needed something additional to help me reach my 30 day yoga challenge so I signed up for a membership with Yogaglo which is an online yoga site that offers unlimited access to online classes (video) for $18 per month.  The first 15 days are free.  They have a ton of classes available online and you can search for classes by duration, style, instructor and/or what you want to work on.  I signed in yesterday and did a 20 minute practice and I liked it.  I plan to try a variety of classes and styles over the next 30 days.  I also hope to make it to the Ashtanga classes at Training Camp as well.  I am looking forward to seeing if I can meet this challenge and how I feel about it at the of the 30 days.

I got the idea of the 30 day challenges from Anna.  Check out her latest challenge here.  I am super excited because I get to meet Ana in person at BlogHer13 later this month.  She is going to be one of my roommates.  Maybe I will even convince her to do yoga with me!

Find Your Om Balance – Terri

 

 

Comments

  1. If we have time, I’ll totally yoga with you! I’m so excited for follow along. I love yoga, but I do like the heated room. But that’s the best thing about yoga, is that it fits all different kinds of bodies and all different kinds of lifestyles. Can’t wait to meet you too!

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