My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 30 (Every End Begins)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 30

(Every End Begins)

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[ I fell in love with Yoga ]

On the front of my Fall 2014 Class Schedule reads:

Fall in LOVE with Yoga

When I got the schedule upon getting my gift of 30 Days of Unlimited Yoga, I definitely didn’t notice this written on the trifold, nor do I think that I would have believed its message even if I had noticed it…

But on this 30th day of my 30 Day Yoga Challenge, I can truly say that I fell in love with Yoga.

[ The Experience ]

This entire experience has been so lovely.  I can’t believe I am saying that! I mean, 30 days ago, I thought yoga people were weird (and I still kinda do); and now, I am one of them weird folk!  Gladly!

Yoga has helped me to stay chill within chaos, it has allowed me to open up and be more heart-centered.  Yoga has really been a great addition in my life.

Like, today, I went to work for my friend at her “local foods” restaurant/ corner grocery store.  It was ridiculously busy, yet I wasn’t phased by the non-stop influx of customers and their need of me to give them the best service possible.  At one point, one of the regulars even said, “wow, it’s so busy here, and this is your first day.  But you seem so chill about it.”

Though I think it went over her head, I simply replied,

I do yoga.

[ The Takeaway ]

Today is my 30th day of consecutive yoga practice.

It is also my 107th consecutive day of chanting and meditation.

I’m not sure which of the two practices have influenced my well-being the most, but all I can say is that something is working. So, I’ll just keep on doing what I’m doing.

Winter Solstice 2014
Winter Solstice 2014

The shortest day will come in 17 hours of this final journal entry. It will welcome the Winter Solstice, and simultaneously welcome longer days. I may have completed this 30 Day Challenge, but as every end begins, I look forward to continuing this “weird yoga stuff”, as the days and season change henceforth, and new beginnings spring forth.

I am grateful I got this gift of 30 Days of Unlimited Yoga. I am grateful for the teachers who have taught me.  But, more than anything, I am grateful for myself for doing this challenge for my SELF.  It has truly been a priceless gift.

Oh, and thank YOU for sharing in the experience!

PS: Yin and Kundalini Yoga are my favorites I think.

Have YOU fallen in love with Yoga yet? 🙂

[ Top 7 30 Day Challenge Entries ]

Here are the top 7 “30 Day Challenge” Entries for the last 30 Days (as of the time of this writing):

And here is the entire archive of my 30 Day Yoga Challenge.

What resonated with you the most?
Are you inspired to do yoga (or do it more consistently)? 

Here’s to your health, happiness and WHOLENESS!

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 27 (Use The Wall)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 27

(Use The Wall)

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[ I needed that ]

The teacher that I take Yoga Basics class with, which is in the style of Hatha Yoga, also teaches a Yin class ( aka: “more relaxed and zen” yoga).  I was feeling a lil’ tight in the side of my back earlier today and I almost stayed home.

But, alas, the studio is only 2 minutes from my front door, and Yin is zen, so I went.

I’ll just start with the end by saying, “I needed that.”

[ The Experience ]

I took my partner along and we were both curious to note that we used the wall as support the entire class. It was a way of doing Yoga that neither of us had done before.

In using the wall as support (and gravity as our helper), we were able to go deeper into the poses we held, which meant we were able to target the fascia more intentionally.  Through this, we were able to open up more meaningfully.

My two favorite poses of the evening were the frog pose:

Yin Frog Pose
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And King Arthur pose, which apparently is a good pose for runners:

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Mind you, I am not a runner. My partner is. But, nope, I am not a fan of running.  Though, ironically before class yesterday, a gentleman asked me if I was.  We ended our short chat with me saying, “I guess sometimes people see things in us that we don’t.”

Any rate, the King Arthur’s pose is intense.  I actually kept my leg that wasn’t on the wall bent and lowered to the ground, using a yoga block to gently lift that leg a bit so as to still feel the stretch in my wall-supported leg.

Did you get all that? lol

[ The Takeaway ]

Now that I know I can use walls to do yoga, I really feel like there’s no excuse.

“I can do anything.”

[ Question For You ]

What can you do when you use your immediate resources?

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 26 (Speak. Add Fire.)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 26

(Speak. Add Fire.)

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[ Yes! ]

I went to my weekly Yoga Basics class today. I really enjoy the teacher and I appreciate the way she explains everything.  Even though my 30 Day Unlimited Pass expires in 5 days, I’m thinking I’ll still head to her class next week to finish off the year in a big way.

Through her class, I’ve been able to say YES to opening up myself to the experience of yoga; I am more full and relaxed in my practice than I was before I started attending her sessions.

[ The Experience ]

At the top of the hour in today’s class as she requested me to do so, I reminded my teacher to repeat the answer to my question I asked privately in last week’s session about why we breathe the way we do in Ocean Breathing.  Click here to learn about it and you can also view a video below:

I was always told to breath through my nose, and it is also the natural way we breathe as infants. So when our teacher encouraged us to breathe through our mouths last week, I had to question the philosophy behind it.

Though shy to speak up last week, I am glad I did.

Last week, she answered me, saying that (in a nutshell), open-mouth Ocean Breathing allows you to get the mechanics down until you are comfortable and able to do it with closed mouth. Then she said, “that’s a real good question. In fact, the whole class should hear the answer. Remind me next week.”

So, I did.

[ The Takeaway ]

This week, we began the class and she asked me to repeat my question to the entire class before she got into her explanation.  She then said, that just because a teacher is a teacher, doesn’t mean you have to just trust everything without asking questions, or making it work for your body.  It felt as though she was giving me a nod for speaking up and questioning, so that I could make my practice more personal and meaningful for myself.

It was liberating. Freeing, even.  

This set the tone for me to add a lil’ more fire into my poses tonight. I did things that I had not attempted in this 30 Day Yoga Challenge, simply because my mind told me I wouldn’t be able to do it.

But, I did them anyway.

As I allowed myself to speak, I added more fire to my practice.

I breathed more expansively tonight, and the tiredness I felt when I arrived to class, after an hour of kickboxing, had turned into a peacefulness of

“I can do anything.”

[ Question For You ]

How do you feel when you stretch your comfort zone?

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 21 (Experiential Learning Heals)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 21

(Experiential Learning Heals)

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[ Go Practice ]

When I got into my yoga practice almost a month ago, the main goal was simply this:

Do Yoga Everyday for 30 Days.  

Most of my first days were spent learning in the classroom, so to speak: A Yin Class here, a Hatha Class there, a morning Kundalini class, just for fun…

After a while, I noticed that to meet my goal of doing yoga everyday for 30 days while working with my busy schedule, I had to be OK with being flexible… and being OK to go practice at-home, by myself.

And that would make sense, because ultimately, yoga is your practice.  More over, yoga is breathing (and all the poses and such are bonuses in an already abundant Care Package from the Universe).  So, even though I have an unlimited yoga pass, there was bound to be a time when I’d have to go practice by myself, for myself.

[ The Experience ]

I bet you probably suspected I was going to say the following statement.  Today, my practice was spent at-home instead of heading to a Yoga Basics class that will start in about half an hour.

Well, you probably guessed part of the sentence, at least.

As a motivated entrepreneur, I have deadlines and a focus to tend to. In order to manage my work life with my self care practice, I have to meet myself where I am, first and foremost to move forward.

I learned earlier this year that in a study by the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, it was scientifically proven that experiential education/learning yields more successful results that traditional classroom methods.  I love science, I love learning, and I love results, and the way we learn in Yoga class is very Experiential.  Because, as pretty much all of my teachers have said this Challenge, “this is your practice.”

[ The Takeaway ]

Before I began my practice tonight, my body was tight and ached.

As I did movements and breath work that served me, and that I had learned over the past 21 days, I filled with lightness.

At the end of my practice, my aches were gone, dissipated in my breath.

[ Question For You ]

Do you allow yourself flexibility when in pursuit of goals?

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 19 (Trusting The Breath)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 19

(Trusting The Breath)

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[ Thank You ]

How often do you say thank you to your breath?

I mean, really show gratitude… by honoring your breath, by trusting it?

…Trusting that your breath will sustain you and your body through anything?

I have overcome asthma as a child and into my late-20s, so I know what it’s like to not be able to breathe, and then be thankful for the breath.  But, now, I say thank you to my breath, simply because I am learning to trust her.

[ The Experience ]

I did a Yoga Basics class today, and even though I was a bit tired from my hour of Kickboxing prior to class, I found that I really allowed myself to rely on my breath to carry me through.  AND IT WORKED!  At one point, I was even called up as one of the two yogis (am I a yogi? lol) to demonstrate body types to the class, and how all bodies are different… but that yoga is for every body.

No matter the ability. No matter the disability.

I felt empowered today and really felt the energy within me (I felt my belly get hot with energy today) and around me (I felt my arms were slicing through the invisible life force energy as though it were thick).  I felt grounded and solid.

And I thank my breath for helping me feel empower-ful, energy filled and solid!

[ The Takeaway ]

We can chose to let life happen around us, or we can breathe and make things happen for us.  Period.

[ Question For You ]

Are you breathing?

Please comment below!

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 17 (Yoga Or Nap?)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 17

(Yoga Or Nap?)

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[ What To Do ]

I love using tarot, astrology, Doreen Virtue’s cards (Goddess Oracle Cards, Ascendent Master Deck), and even flipping coins to help make decisions.  The latter has even helped me win $2200 in cash and prizes on a game show once…

Before the flip. Before the win.
Before the flip. Before the win. #LMAD

I love my helpers.  I also know that if you’re like me and use similar tools to make decisions, you resonate with their answers because you already know what to do.

[ The Experience ]

I couldn’t fall asleep last night.  My mind raced with ideas for my business.  They were great, appreciated thoughts, just not what I had planned when I got in bed.  I think it must have taken me about 2 hours to fall asleep.

With about 5 or 6 hours of sleep, I got ready and got to 10 AM Kickboxing. Then I had a day at a craft faire (well, 2.5 hours), and had to get back home before heading to a dinner with some friends.

I was going to catch a 4PM Hatha Yoga class today before going to the dinner. I decided to take a “30 minute” nap, and l ended up sleeping 2 hours and 15 minutes, instead.

[ The Takeaway ]

I didn’t make yoga class today.  I chose to be generous to my Self, to rest and flow with what my body and mind needed.  I was all the more merrier for it.

My day was filled with creativity and yummy physical activity. My evening was filled with laughter, our friend’s two young boys’ antics and delicious vegetarian food.

Yet, when we returned home, I still had time to do some yoga, so I did a 10-minute practice that included meditation, simple, effective postures and some chanting for my chakras.  Afterward, I immersed in a cleansing bath and the day felt complete.

So, did I Yoga or Nap? I did both… I did yoga and I surely did nap.  I did both in ways that suited my body, heart, soul and mind, and on my own terms.  I am proud of myself for allowing myself to flow with life, rather than forcing it into what I thought it should be or what I should do.

As I end my active day, I feel rested and complete. Complete in my Being and complete in accomplishing another day of my commitment to my 30 Day Yoga Challenge.

[ Question For You ]

What do you do to get to feel complete and whole?

Please comment below!

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 12 (Coming Alive)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 12

(Coming Alive)

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[ Doing Me ]

Tuesdays are my heavy-hitter days. I coach a group session for Entrepreneurs via TeleConference for 75 minutes, then have a 45 minute break until my hour-long kickboxing class commences. It’s such a great flow; a flow that allows me to be filled up and nourished by Primary Foods, which are the foods we don’t eat:

Primary Foods, a term I’ve learned as a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, are your

Relationship, Career, Spirituality and Physical Activity.  

When these are in balance, you are in FLOW, which is the secret to happiness.

When I coach, I get to connect and build relationships that are so rewarding, while on the other hand, I get to build a rewarding career for myself, too. I satisfy my Primary Food areas of Relationship and Career. When I kickbox, I get to have fun with Physical Activity.

Though I have a daily meditation and chanting practice, my Tuesdays have become more WHOLE in this 30 Day Yoga Challenge because of the addition of Yoga.

I get to Do Me so fully and it feels wonderful…

[ The Experience ]

I took a Yoga Basics Class tonight, and this time the primary teacher was back.  Last week I was there, she had a sub.  I’m glad I got to take a class with her.  I enjoyed that the first thing she reminded us was that this was for us, and all we needed to do to have all we wanted was ask.

Of course, I didn’t ask anything, though my head screamed, “ask about downward dog”.  Alas, I sat, and sure enough, when we got into the first downward dog, she came over and helped me position my hands properly.

I don’t know why I do that. Maybe I know my mind is so powerful that even in silence, the Universe listens.  I could speak up more. Then again, no judgement, since I speak up just fine when “needed”, I suppose.

[ The Takeaway ]

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
― Howard Thurman

At the beginning and ending of our class, our teacher said this quote.  She reminded us that to come alive can happen simply through our breath.

I’d add that it can happen simply by being filled up by the Primary Foods that feel yummy and fuel you…

[ Question For You ]

How do you come alive?
How often do you do it?

Please comment below!

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 11 (Synchronicity)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 11

(Synchronicity)

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[ Exactly What I Need ]

Yesterday I did my Yoga practice at-home.  This morning, I was revived, feeling alive and as if I’d not even had a dip in my wellness 24 hours prior.

I was thinking about taking one more day for at-home work, and decided I felt well enough to participate in a 4PM Hatha Yoga Session.

It appears, Monday 4PM Hatha seems to be the right fit for me and my schedule.  Both times I have participated, the teacher I thought would be there was replaced by others.  I suppose he is no longer teaching any more.

Fortunately, my first 4PM Monday Hatha Yoga and today’s class were exactly what I needed.

[ The Experience ]

My life is just one big wave of synchronicity and I am riding it like a champion surfer.  I am also regularly engaged in lucid dreaming, and have been since I was a young girl.  It has only been in the last year that I realized what lucid dreaming is and that I’ve been doing it for most of my life (I’d dare say at least 25 of my 31 Earth Years).

This morning, I awoke from a dream wherein I was doing a lot of pushups.  Like, A LOT, of push ups.

I felt strong and capable.

Flash forward to the Yoga Class today, and our teacher had us doing a LOT more planks than I’ve experienced thus far in this challenge. Yet, I had done them before (in my dream), so I felt strong and capable, slowly lowering myself down with full presence and in relaxed breath, each and every time.

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We also did a lot of the work I did in my home-practice last evening, including a variation of the lymphatic bouncing I did.  As we tapped our leg meridians, I was grateful for the abundant synchronicity tying today and yesterday’s practice together seamlessly.

[ The Takeaway ]

If you are breathing, you are doing yoga.

That really stuck out to me in class. I also found I closed my eyes more today than I have this entire 30 Day Yoga Challenge.

I am listening to my SELF. I trust myself and my abilities. (Confidence boost)

And as I do what my body needs, I keep getting more of what it needs without trying.

[ Question For You ]

Do you do Yoga? Why or why not?

Please comment below!

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 10 (Release the Toxins)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 10

(Release the Toxins)

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[ Yoga Opens You Up ]

Yoga is great for many things, like the improvement of flexibility, stress management and weight control.

It is also great for releasing the toxins we have stored up.

I eat relatively clean (vegetarian since my teens), don’t drink (going on 2 years in 7 days) or smoke cigarettes (since earlier this year), and live in a city with the most yummy air you can breathe.  I also choose to only connect with people who add value to my life and fill me up with joy.

However, toxins aren’t just found in your environment, the foods you eat and the people you relate with.  Toxins are connected to our emotions and subsequently, they are released via the chakras, or energy centers, that open up through the process of Yoga.

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[ The Experience ]

Day 10!

…and I’ve released, or rather, opened up, SO much this first 1/3 of my 30 Day Yoga Challenge, that I came down with a bit of a sore throat and cough in the last 48 hours.  This morning, I canceled my kickboxing, and thought I could at least make it to the Yoga Studio for an evening Hatha class.

Alas, although I really wanted to head to a class today, I believe in Self Care:

…And because I believe in filling my well, I stayed away from the Studio.  I worked in bed all day (aka “laid low”) and at night, I went out to get some (spicy) Veggie Udon Soup (with extra ginger) and Yam Tempura and Avocado Rolls with my partner.

As soon as we came back from sushi restaurant, I did a 45-minute at-home Yoga session.

[ The Takeaway ]

Daily I meditate and chant, so I made sure I added it into my Yoga practice.  I had my cellphone by me to create 2 or 5 minute intervals for the postures or breath work I integrated into my healing home practice.  Because of my slight congestion, I focused mostly on breath work…

I started with the Chinmaya Mudra I learned Day 8.  I used the equal breathing technique, Sama Vritti Pranayama, I learned in a Yin class on Day 9, pausing before each inhalation and exhalation. I held a favorite pose I learned in another class. I did lymphatic bouncing I’ve learned in my guided meditation practice I started in January of 2014.

I did some vibrational chakra tones to open up.

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I did what my body asked of me, pulling from what I’d learned in the last 10 days and from past experience.

I sat in silence.

At the end of my practice tonight, I feel so open, light, and healthier than when I began.

Yoga is a practice that is great in a group/class setting. AND great wherever, too…

Here’s to your health, happiness and WHOLENESS!

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 7 (The Hands As Heart)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 7

(The Hands As Heart)

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[ Am I Doing This Right? ]

I was feeling a bit tight after yesterday’s rather intense Hatha Yoga Session.

Listening to my body, it was apparent that either a Yin class or another Yoga Basics Class would be beneficial to me today. I took Engagement Photos today with my partner (yay!) and took a deep nap afterward, so the class that fit my body (and my schedule) was a Yoga Basics Class.

It was appropriate, because as I get further into my practice, I find myself wondering, “am I doing this right?”

[ The Experience ]

There is no “right” or “wrong” way, to do your yoga practice, per se. Each individual will have their own approach, and every BODY is unique in how they will receive the practice.

However, there are some techniques that are good to know for all those who do yoga.  I feel one of the most important techniques is learning how to be at ease in the hands, so as to keep and maintain a healthy, relaxed and supported wrist structure.

For example, you can really mess up your wrists in downward dog pose.  The past few days, I’ve been pondering if my hands are being placed properly for this “resting” pose:

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Thankfully, we focused on our hands today, paying attention to their proper placement, as well as giving them love through special stretches and circular movements.

[ The Takeaway ]

I love synchronicity.  I am finding that every day I show up to practice, the instructor is giving me exactly what I need to move forward.  At the beginning of the class today, the instructor asked if we had any problem areas in our bodies, and to raise our hands so she could come around and help us.  I didn’t raise my hand, but was so happy that the entire class was devoted to the hands, which I’ve been curious about the past few days.

I do a lot with my hands. We all do. But, I especially do a lot, as a published writer, and an award-winning DJ wherein my sets are at least 3 hours at a time.

Today in class we learned that in Chinese medicine, the hands are an extension of the heart’s meridian lines.  Meaning, everything that we do with our hands is an expression of our hearts. That resonated with me. I use my hands to generate inspiration via life tales, musings and shared information. I use my hands to create, and be a vessel for, music.

Our hands are important. How are you treating your hands? By the same token, what expression do your hands portray? Lastly, do you give and not receive (or vice-versa)?

Here’s to your health, happiness and WHOLENESS!

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