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.

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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 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?

Please comment below!

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 15 (Do Something)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 15

(Do Something)

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[ Halfway There! ]

Wow! Only because I am sitting down to write this blog, I realize that I am at the halfway point of my 30 Day Yoga Challenge Journey… time flies!

Thank goodness for journaling/blogging. It really is a valuable tool in being able to chart your progress, which leads to the celebration of milestones. Woohoo!

Today I did a Kundalini class, which I am happy to say was the first class I did in this 30 Day Yoga Challenge.

[ The Experience ]

My partner and I decided to go to a 9 AM Kundalini class this morning.  I had done it once before (Day 8, Part 1), and my partner thought it would be nice to try a 9 AM Kundalini class, too.

We were going to leave at 8:20AM.  At 7:30, I rolled over and said, “I want to stay in bed.”

I slept another 20 minutes and then woke up as thoughts flooded my head…

But I committed to it yesterday.
I don’t want to back out.
I don’t have the energy to go to Gloria’s class.
Talk talk talk…

At 8:10, I hopped in the shower and threw on clothes.  Because as I lay in bed, not sleeping, one of the last things my brain said was,

Today’s going to be busy,
I don’t know when I’ll get a chance to go,
if I don’t go at 9AM.

And it was true.  I attended a webinar training that went over an hour longer than expected, and then I had to rush out to go babysit a friend’s 1.5 and 3.5 year olds… after doing some email follow up with clients.

Plus, had to call and sing to my grandpa happy birthday before I left the house.

Today, my grandpa turned 92 years old!

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[ The Takeaway ]

We focused mostly on our energy center in our gut area today. It was exactly what I needed.

Before leaving the house, I stated out loud, “I’ll just do what I can”, and this sentiment was echoed by the Universe via a statement our teacher said during class:

“You don’t have to do everything,
But you have to do something.”

I needed the reminder that I could push myself and listen to my body and rest and modify movements, as I chose.  After all, Yoga is your practice, and yours alone, whether or not there are people present as you practice.

By the same token, having someone there to keep you going is a plus.  Because, sometimes, we just need someone to lean on in order to keep flowing…

After all, as my grandpa says, he is 92 years old because of being kind, first and foremost. Not because of being an island in a sea of people…

[ Question For You ]

What keeps you going when you want to stay in bed?

Please comment below!

Here’s to your health, happiness and WHOLENESS!

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 8 (No Try, Just Do… Part 2)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 8

(No Try, Just Do… Part 2)

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[ Safe, Supported ]

  • 9 Yoga Classes ago, on a Friday, I partook in an evening Kundalini Class that begun this 30 Day Yoga Challenge.
  • 1 Class ago (this morning), I partook in a Friday morning Kundalini Class… and easily lifted my head, legs and arms 6 inches off the ground while laying down.  A “feat”, I was not able to do last Friday evening.
  • Tonight, I released deeply in another Yin Class. I released into the mantra
I am safe and supported in the world.

[ The Experience ]

We had a guest teacher. I really enjoyed her style.  We did postures I normally would allow my head to talk me out of doing, like sitting on my knees at the beginning of the class as we opened with a hand posture that allowed us to open up and allow flow of energy to drop into our torso.

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Chinmaya Mudra (Gesture of Manifested Consciousness) via TranquilityTraining.Com 

This hand posture, called the Chinmaya Mudra, is said to be great for lowering blood pressure and calming the mind.  It is also good for the lungs, which we opened up in class today (and I welcomed greatly):

[ The Takeaway ]

We ended the class with another Chinmaya Mudra.  The teacher asked us to notice how we felt.  Noticeably at the end of the class, as well as during the class, I felt a sense of peace, release and calm.

During class, I was present
and I felt my body finally give over to gravity.

I released my control and deepened into my practice for what I feel has been the first time these 8 days.

Maybe it’s the Chinmaya Mudra. Maybe it’s the consistent showing up. Maybe it’s being gentle with myself that’s helping.

Maybe it’s all of the above.

All I know is that I’m going to keep this up. Because I feel the shift happening already…

Here’s to your health, happiness and WHOLENESS!

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 8 (No Try, Just Do… Part 1)


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 8

(No Try, Just Do… Part 1)

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[ Kundalini at 9AM?! ]

Oh, no… I’m becoming one of those crazy Yoga people.

Last night I scanned the schedule of classes and saw that my instructor who does Kundalini Friday nights had a 9 AM Friday morning class.

I hesitated with an out loud statement to my partner, “maybe I’ll try to go”.

Then, with confidence I said, “no, I’m not going to try to go. I’m just going to do it.”

[ The Experience ]

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Kundalini is like Yoga on Aerobics… and the instructor/Director, Gloria, that teaches the class I go to, makes Kundalini more like

Yoga on Aerobics times P90X times Zen master plus a hint of Iron Man.

LOL

OK, I exaggerate.  I’ve never done P90X, nor an Iron Man Triathlon.  But, her classes are definitely famous (notorious?) for being one-of-a-kind whip-your-bum-into-shape classes… that you’ll end up falling in love with and keep coming back for more and more because she’s made you stop thinking completely. 🙂

[ The Takeaway ]

When my alarm went off at 7:17 AM, I laid there and observed my mind chatter coming up with all the thoughts of how to get out of doing Kundalini at 9AM.  But as 7:57 rolled in, I found my body just moved to its own beat.  My legs just carried me away, and before I knew it…

I was early to class!

And you know what?

Sweat dripped, no poured, down my face and body. I laughed. I DANCED. I listened to my body, not my mind…

And after class, I texted my partner, “What a good decision!”

I felt empowered, rejuvenated and ready for the day in a powerful way.

Would I do it again?

What do you think? 🙂 

With that, if you want a taste of Gloria’s Kundalini Class, here you go… Keep in mind we normally go for an hour and 15 minutes, and this is not even a hiccup in the wind of what we do:

An intense workout with Gloria Latham, director of Semperviva Yoga, that will quickly and powerfully unblock your energy channels and clear your mind.

I am going to a Yin Class later this evening… double header, what?! Yup!

Here’s to your health, happiness and WHOLENESS!

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My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 5 (Tuesday)!


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge, Day 5 (Tuesday)!

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[ 3-6-5 ]

Today I celebrated the first of many milestones I will experience in the next 365 days:

  • I celebrate being 3 weeks into my 6-Week Transformation Circle for Entrepreneurs. The majority of the 11 participants are Health Coaches and I am so honored to be able to be the Vessel for Their Potential.
  • I celebrate completing 6 weeks of kickboxing, which I entered to win on a whim… and won! 🙂 I am strong and centered and finished this week stronger than I started, and excited to be continuing the practice with my amazing coach, Lydia.
  • I celebrate showing up for 5 days of yoga.  I was gifted 30 days of unlimited yoga 5 days ago, so I took the gift and decided to challenge myself to utilize it to the fullest. Today, I enjoyed a Yoga Basics class…   

[ The Experience ]

So far, I’ve participated in a Yin class, two Hatha Classes (Day 3, Day 4) and a Kundalini Yoga class in my 4 days of this Yoga challenge.  I should note that in 2004 I was part of a Yoga Thai Chi Dance Troupe, so I’m not entirely new to the practice of Yoga in its multi-faceted form.  However, the person who I am now is definitely new, and I am thankful to be back into practice, as I approach it from a new angle.

After a day of coaching clients individually and in group setting, then a crazy kickboxing day, allowing myself to settle into a Yoga Basics class was so fitting and SO welcomed.  It allowed me to release, to be present, and most importantly, my 830PM class allowed me to breathe.

[ The Takeaway ]

I love to challenge myself so that life becomes less challenging.

As I finish Day 5 of my 30 Day Yoga Challenge, I am finding that I feel my body more (I have hips! lol) and that I am even more intentional with my breath than I already am (it’s Day 82 of my challenge to meditate/chant for 40 days, btw).

With every challenge, from holding the space for entrepreneurs to unstick their mindset, to getting back in shape with kickboxing, to learning how to love Yoga, I am realizing that the key to allowing a challenge to become fun, less challenging, and filled with results, is hidden in the breath.

For with every breath, we calm our bodies, our minds and open our hearts to what is… that which speaks (if we’ll listen):

YOU HAVE ALL YOU NEED
YOU ARE PERFECT
YOU ARE ENOUGH
&
YOU HAVE UNLIMITED POTENTIAL.

Breathing allows us another chance to purposefully participate for another 365.

So take a moment to check-in… Are you breathing?

Here’s to your health, happiness and WHOLENESS!

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I use integrative knowledge from my training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a depth of life experience, as well as my highly intuitive nature, to get you to TRANSFORM one or more areas of your life, as QUICKLY as possible. I specialize with working with women to reduce stress and worry by helping them have a Happy Period! I also specialize in BREAKTHROUGHS! More information can be found at my official website.

My Weekly Wednesday Gentle Nudge, which provides more tips and insight, is always FREE and ALWAYS priceless. 😉 Got a question? Want to say Hi? Feel free to Contact Me*. Listen to my mixtapes on Mixcrate, and be sure to connect with me on Twitter (@djnovajade) and my Facebook Page!

My 30 Day Yoga Challenge!


My 30 Day Yoga Challenge!

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I was just gifted 30 days of unlimited yoga today… so I decided to take the gift and run with it!

Mind you, I am not a fan of yoga. I actually think people who do yoga are weird. lol. I’m more of the yogi who likes to sit and meditate and chant… Literally, my last run has lasted about 75 days or so.  Every day, chanting and meditating.  Because that’s totally not weird. 🙂

Anyhoot, tonight I did my 2nd Kundalini class, and I’ve done yoga maybe 2xs before. The experience was so delicious, I figured why not make the most of this unexpected gift of unlimited yoga, and go once a day for the next 30 days?

I said to myself,

“Self, Challenge accepted!”

So, I’ll be blogging about it.  Hope my challenge will inspire you in some way! 🙂

By the way, when’s the last time you made a challenge for yourself?

Me? It was when I decided to chant and meditate for 40 days… like I said, I’m now up to day 75 or so. 🙂  I feel awesome!

Here’s to your health, happiness and WHOLENESS!

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I use integrative knowledge from my training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a depth of life experience, as well as my highly intuitive nature, to get you to TRANSFORM one or more areas of your life, as QUICKLY as possible. I specialize with working with women to reduce stress and worry by helping them have a Happy Period! I also specialize in BREAKTHROUGHS! More information can be found at my official website.

My Weekly Wednesday Gentle Nudge, which provides more tips and insight, is always FREE and ALWAYS priceless. 😉 Got a question? Want to say Hi? Feel free to Contact Me*. Listen to my mixtapes on Mixcrate, and be sure to connect with me on Twitter (@djnovajade) and my Facebook Page!