Thank you to all for another beautiful day. I am grateful to be here and to share it with you!
I am on Day 24 of my yoga challenge, and I have learned a few things:
1. Yoga is amazing.
I continue to experience the benefits. My body continues to strengthen and become more flexible. I am more grounded and connected to my body. Even my cycle has changed a bit for the better.
2. It is still hard.
Though I’ve gotten MUCH farther in this yoga challenge than in the previous attempts, it hasn’t been easy. I’ve almost missed days, I’ve cut out a few minutes from a few sessions. However, the determination to stay faithful to the challenge and to my body has kept me going. Matching my days to the calendar days has been extremely helpful as well — I don’t want to get behind!
3. Adaptations are OK.
I can’t always do the moves. I can’t always do the whole session. That’s ok. I’ve really internalized this. The most important thing is that I’m consistently putting this loving attention on myself — and on my body in particular. If a body part is feeling strained, I leave the pose. If I’m running short on time, I skim through the video and cut a little out (while still maintaining the balance within the practice).
4. The current challenge usurps all other habit-building attempts.
I’ve attempted to build a few other habits while focusing on this one. As anticipated, my consistency has been sporadic. No matter what, this habit comes first. This is my foundational habit. I build from this habit because it is the most important to me at this time.
5. It’s time to start thinking about my next challenge.
I’ve discovered that I can be very successful with these multi-day challenges, completing at least 3 others in the past. There are a few challenges that I’ve been contemplating, but I intend to use the Law of Proper Perspective to pick the one that will be the most enjoyable and motivating, as well as personally beneficial.
Have you picked a challenge? How are you doing? If not, might you give it a try? Please share in the comments below! Much love and many blessings.