30 Days of Yoga Challenge

What It Taught Me

It took me a little longer than 30 consecutive days to do this challenge, but that’s okay. I actually started it back in March, which was a while ago. Even though it took a couple months, I still accomplished the challenge. There were many times that I thought I should just stop. Mostly because I wasn’t able to do it within 30 days or anything close to it. That has always been something I have struggled with. I felt like I had to do it within that time frame, or it wouldn’t count. I know that may sound funny, or a bit odd, but that’s how I tend to think. This challenge helped shape my way of thinking into something more positive. Something calming and something to look forward to. So what exactly is this 30 Day Challenge you ask…….

This challenge is part of the “Home series” of Yoga With Adriene. Anyone, and everyone, can participate in the routines in her videos. They range from beginner, to fairly advanced techniques. I’ve started off with her beginner videos and have slowly been working my way up. I am still nowhere near being an expert, but I’ve made a lot of progress through this challenge. I saw improvement in my form and flexibility, it also helped to calm my mind. This video above takes you on a journey of strength both physically and mentally.

How I Felt After Each Practice

My yoga days may have been sporadic, but I managed to do the videos in order. Some days I would be in a terrible mood before a video, but I would push myself to do them with the help of Chris and my family. I would set up my little area, turn on the video and focus on my yoga practice for the day. I would try to let go of what happened during the day and why I was feeling the way I was. After the video, my mood and attitude would be on a much lighter and happier spectrum. I started realizing that I can manage my stress and mood, with a little guidance, exercise and breathing. Sometimes.

What I Took Away From This Challenge

More and more I realize that yoga isn’t just different poses, flexibility and breathing exercises. I learned how to bring more positive vibes into my day. I learned that with a little tough love, and added motivation, I can finish something I put my mind to. Always remember, no matter how long it takes you to complete a goal or finish a challenge, if you keep at it, you will get there. This has given me a different perspective on challenges for myself. I will pursue my goals and keep motivating myself to achieve them. Yes, I get little bumps of encouragement along the way and that’s okay. It is awesome when someone gives you a tiny bit of motivation to make you work harder towards your dreams. Don’t forget to show appreciation to those that help motivate you. So stay strong. Stay motivated, you’ve got this. Give it your all and just go for it. πŸ’š

β€œThe Way To Get Started Is To Quit Talking And Begin Doing.”

– Walt Disney

9 thoughts on “30 Days of Yoga Challenge

  1. Raki August 2, 2020 / 16:35

    I have done yoga before but I wasn’t consistent. Definitely going to try this challenge. Thank you for sharing

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  2. Kat August 2, 2020 / 16:49

    Thank you for reading (: being consistent seems to be the hardest part of a challenge. You can do this! πŸ’š


  3. Richie August 3, 2020 / 12:51

    Hi Kat. Thanks for the write-up. Not sure why I would think that you’d be able to answer this … but I’ll ask anyway! Would yoga be suitable for an overweight, inflexible, middle-aged man (not me, you understand, I’m … er … asking for a friend!).

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    • Kat August 3, 2020 / 13:24

      Hi Richie, I shall do my best to answer your question, but…Yes, absolutely! Yoga is suitable for all body types. It may take a little longer to do the yoga exercises but once your…friend starts doing them more and more they will start to see a difference. Their flexibility will start to improve, and they may start to notice small changes. The first step is to try it out and then the second step is to keep doing it. I left a link to a video down below that shows it can be suitable for your…friend. I hope this answered your question! πŸ’š

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  4. middleagefanclub August 3, 2020 / 14:28

    We were just talking about getting back to yoga this morning. This sounds like the kind of thing we could try.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Clara H August 3, 2020 / 15:02

    This was a fantastic read! It makes me want to try this challenge for myself. You have a great writing style as well.

    The looks of this website is very calming to the eye. Most blogs I’ve seen are clustered which tends to be a bit overwhelming but this one is different. I love the simple layout with a nice shade of purple.

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    • Kat August 3, 2020 / 20:41

      Definitely try it out, it’s a nice progressive challenge. Thank you! I can’t claim ALL the credit, Chris helped with the editing lol.
      πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š awwweee thank you! It took a lot of testing out themes until I found the right one. I’m glad you enjoyed the read and my layout. It really means a lot. Enjoy the rest of your week πŸ’š


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