I bet a few of you are wondering where Day 1 of this challenge is! Well, I didn’t realize that I was challenging myself until today, so technically it was yesterday.
I’m sure some of you all have seen those articles about self-challenges that are along the lines of “What Would Happen If I …(insert drank a gallon of water, ate organic, did Zumba, etc) for…(a week/a month/a year).” After yesterday’s amazing yoga practice I decided to come up with a self-challenge of my own.
What would happen if I did yoga every day for 7 days straight, specifically YouTube yoga?
Let’s face it, sometimes yoga classes can be expensive. And it takes a while to find one that suits your skill level with an instructor that you vibe with. And yoga can be one of those activities where, if you don’t really know what you’re doing, you can look and feel a bit foolish. So why not YouTube it? There could literally be no excuse that I didn’t get a chance to go to a class or didn’t have time. There are classes as short as 10 minutes and as long as an hour. I can access a quick Vinyasa flow from my phone while I’m on the go. No Excuses!
I’m no stranger to yoga. I’ve dabbled in yoga over the past 20 years or so. I feel pretty steady and capable when I go at my own pace and it always made me feel good and refreshed afterward. While I was pregnant, it did wonders for my pregnancy-induced sciatica. But yoga isn’t something that I practiced consistently. I figured since I enjoy it and it’s good for your mind, body and spirit, I’d give it another whirl. My best friend Angela swears by it, especially hot yoga. I’m not too keen on the idea of being in a room full of other people’s sweat, watching it drip and I’d just about die if someone’s sweat ended up flinging on me, so baby steps…
I’ll post every day about the video that I do and simultaneously keep a journal, sharing my complete findings about my little experiment at the end of the 7 days. Make sure to check back with me and join my challenge!
For Day 2 I chose a video from the folks at Boho Beautiful called Best Easy Yoga For Stress Relief.
I survived it with no injuries and I feel pretty good. The pace was kind of quick, and while it is for all levels, I could see a beginner having a really hard time with some of the sequences if they tried to do them without adjusting the poses for their skill level. That being said, I’d definitely do more of their videos. But I don’t want to say too much yet because as I said, I’ll share my complete findings with you guys at the end of the challenge!
Wish me luck!