I intend to commit myself to a 30-day yoga practice, starting right now.
WHY? I've never done yoga 30 days consecutively and I truly want to feel the benefits. Not just physically, but the sense of commitment that is made when we truly honor ourselves. I want to prove to myself that I can commit not just to a yoga practice, but to any facet of true self-care. The most I've done is maybe a week straight before I start to make those same excuses, "just skip a day, sleep in, do it later, do it tomorrow..." I want to commit myself to at least the NEXT 30 DAYS. I know I can do this and will feel amazing, inside and out.
HOW TO HELP: Through encouragement and sharing their own stories of achieving happiness through small goals as well. Please let me know how yoga has made you happy and fits into your life. I'd also love for others to ask me, "Have you done your yoga today?" (remind me of all my awesome yoga resources like yogaglo......) also gentle reminders that if I only have 5 minutes, that's quite all right, then do yoga for 5 minutes. I must enjoy the journey and have fun(!) with any challenges.. Don't give up, just do yoga. If you live on Oahu, invite me to do yoga with you!
INSPIRATION: I am yoga-inspired by Tara Stiles and her book "Yoga Cures", Elena Brower, Erica Jago, Ashley Turner, and Gabrielle Bernstein. My cats, peace&quiet, a deep nap, my boyfriend's zen-flow, the sun and the rain are also huge inspirations. I am about to begin reading Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. I also LOVE Elena & Erica's presentation of The Art of Attention. The book isn't even out yet and is already inspiring me!