So today is the day I begin my first Official 30 Day Commitment to Yoga. I work for a Yoga studio chain in Vancouver who annually offers a 30 Day challenge or “commitment”. The idea is that it takes the body and mind at least 30 days to form a new habit, or to break out of an existing one that isn’t serving. I’ve been put up to this by my work colleagues and was happy to accept the challenge – a little healthy competition between friends is welcomed! Doing this together means that we can hold each other accountable. 1 class a day for the next 30 days….
I find my commitment (or my struggle) to do a daily yoga practice comes and goes… the more I do, the more I want to do… and visa verse. During my teacher training my body went through all kinds of changes as I continually broadened my knowledge and my physical practice. I found initially that I was exhausted, my body was sore and tired… then slowly I began to feel more energetic and began to crave our daily practice before we settled down into our textbooks. It’s incredible how quickly this happens as well!
I notice I go through phases where I am moving LOTS getting outside for walks, going snowshoeing and skiing, hitting the gym or attending yoga class as often as I can. Other times I go through these lazy phases where all I want to do is read, and sit inside wrapped in a bundle of blankets – oh, and eat. Everything. Either option can be exhausting if done in excess… so the key piece here (and throughout this 30 day challenge) is to find BALANCE. Therefor to support my success in this venture I pledge to commit also to:
– drink more water
– get ENOUGH sleep (this is HUGE)
– allow myself an hour of quiet time, everyday (again, Balance)
Coincidentally this 30 day commitment also falls during the same time as my FREE month of CROSS FIT training… How I swung that will be subject to another post.
Let the March Madness Begin!