30 Day Yoga Challenge - Week 1
Last Saturday I finally started the 30 days of yoga challenge that I gave myself over a month ago. Oh hello my old friend procrastination - nice to see you again. Here’s what I learned after 7 days.
It’s morning or never
This week I only managed to do yoga 5 times out of 7 - which is still an achievement, but wasn’t the plan. My motivation peaks in the morning. To be fair ‘peaks’ is far too strong a word, let’s rephrase that. My motivation slightly humps in the morning, so on the two days when I ‘promised’ myself that I’d do the routine after work, I was bullshitting. I played myself. Without a doubt I need to strike whilst the iron is hot - or at least lukewarm.
I am so stiff
I thought I was pretty flexible. When I do yoga alone without a proper teacher or video I feel like I’ve got skills. I’ve clearly been adapting moves to fit what my body can do and haven’t really been pushing myself. The stiffness is unreal. I don’t think I can touch my toes.
A good video is everything
This is very much connected to the above. The teacher in this series explains exactly where key parts of your body should be in order to get the move right. It’s made me realise how much I’ve been doing wrong for so long. No wonder my downward dog is a joke.
10 minutes is enough
I feel like I’m a beginner again. The moves I thought I knew feel brand new and my body doesn’t bend in the way I remember. That’s why 10 minutes is enough. It’s enough to make you feel like you’ve done something, but not make you dread having to do it again the next day.
I am so stiff
Like seriously. How did I get like this?
Bring on week two.